Ryan Cooper

Ryan Cooper

Ryan Cooper is a national correspondent at TheWeek.com. His work has appeared in the Washington Monthly, The New Republic, and the Washington Post.

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called for Acosta to resign, but also immediately ruled out impeaching him. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Democrats Are Failing the Country by Letting Trump Off the Hook
The political media has been glued to the Jeffrey Epstein scandal of late. Federal officials arrested him in New Jersey Monday, and raided his New York home where they found a veritable cornucopia of incriminating evidence, allegedly including lots of child porn . Then on Wednesday another accuser...
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 As late as 2007 he called busing a "liberal train wreck" in an autobiography. (Photo: Illustrated | REUTERS/Jim Young, EvgVect/iStock, -slav-/iStock) Views
Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Joe Biden's Record on Race Is Even Worse Than Kamala Harris Lets On
The standout moment in either of the first two Democratic primary debates was unquestionably the showdown between Kamala Harris and Joe Biden over school desegregation. Harris came prepared with her own story being bused to an integrated school as a young girl and attacked Biden over his fond...
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 When 10 people are "debating" multiple large policy topics, as we saw with the first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday night in Miami, you get about what you might expect: a mess. (Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, June 27, 2019
The First Democratic Debate Was a Circus
Debates are usually a focused affair, with two people discussing a particular narrow topic. The famous 1965 debate at Cambridge where James Baldwin wiped the floor with William F. Buckley, for instance, was on the question: "Has the American dream been achieved at the expense of the American negro...
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 Any statement of any kind coming out of a Republican's mouth should be viewed with extreme suspicion. (Photo: Illustrated | Hulton Archive/Getty Images, MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The Trump Regime Wants Another Pointless War
The Trump regime is attempting to gin up a war with Iran. First Trump reneged on Obama's nuclear deal with the country for no reason, then he slapped them with more economic sanctions for no reason, and then, pushed by National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, he...
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It's long since time we brought these companies to heel. (Photo: Illustrated | EMILY KASK/AFP/Getty Images, neyro2008/iStock, Nusha777/iStock) Views
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
How to Stop Google and Facebook From Strangling Journalism
The last two decades have been perhaps the worst in American history for journalism. After years of decline , newsroom employment fell a further 23 percent from 2008-2017—a trend which shows no sign of stopping . There are three big reasons why. First, the rise of the internet, which undermined...
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Constant storms have caused enormous flooding across the entire region, not to mention a record-breaking streak of tornadoes, and farmers are suffering as a result. (Photo: Illustrated | Scott Olson/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
American Farmers Are Reaping the Climate Denial Whirlwind
It's commonly thought on the right (and sometimes on the left) that the United States will not be harmed too much by climate change. With our wealth, geography, and relative isolation from the rest of the world, we will be able to fence out climate refugees and continue to drive gas-guzzling SUVs...
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As mayor of Burlington back in the 1980s, he attacked the foreign policy of the Reagan administration in Latin America, and even briefly toured Nicaragua in support of its Sandinista government. (Photo: Illustrated | AP Photo/Donna Light, AP Photo/Pat Hamilton, Wikimedia Commons) Views
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Americans Should Be Very Concerned About Bernie Sanders' Record of Opposing Mass Murder
Bernie Sanders has a problem. As mayor of Burlington back in the 1980s, he attacked the foreign policy of the Reagan administration in Latin America, and even briefly toured Nicaragua in support of its Sandinista government. He was reportedly present at a rally in Managua where protesters chanted...
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Bernie Sanders Is Bringing Back the Most Underrated Education Policy
Over the past two decades, education reform has been a major topic of debate and policymaking, from President Bush's No Child Left Behind bill to President Obama's Race to the Top initiative. Reforms have generally followed the pattern of adapting mechanisms from the for-profit business world to "...
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Retreating into learned helplessness and hoping the voters will rescue the country from Trump will only embolden his assault on American democracy. (Photo: Illustrated | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, tkoko/iStock) Views
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Why Democrats Should Open an Impeachment Inquiry
House Democrats are plainly scared of impeachment. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told The New York Times last weekend that she worried Democrats would get bogged down in an impeachment proceeding, and the only way to get President Trump out was to nominate a bland moderate in 2020. She slightly...
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Saturday, May 04, 2019
The Media Is Already Bungling Its Trump Re-Election Coverage
Hillary Clinton's email scandal was the single most-covered story of the entire campaign in 2016. Trump was key in this process: As the story went on, he would seize on any new development and blast it as part of his Crooked Hillary narrative. The press would then write stories about Trump's...
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