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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The human carnage inflicted by this bloody quagmire of corruption and waste is nigh unimaginable. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Friday, December 14, 2018
The Impossibility of Bipartisan Healthcare Compromise
If there's one thing political centrists claim to value, it's compromise. It's "the way Washington is supposed to work," writes Third Way's Bill Schneider. "Centrists, or moderates, are really people who are willing to compromise," The Moderate Voice 's Robert Levine tells Vice . What does this...
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It's going to be a rough 18 months or so before someone comes out on top. (Illustrated | Alex Wong/Getty Images, Sueddeutsche Zeitung Photo / Alamy Stock Photo, REUTERS/Mike Segar, John Sommers II/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Democrats' 2020 Battle Royale Is Going to Be Brutal, Dirty, and Totally Worthwhile
Jostling for position in the 2020 Democratic primary has started already, God help us. And there is probably no way around a bitter fight between liberals and leftists over who is going to be the nominee. However, it might be possible to head off some of the bitterness that resulted from the 2016...
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If Sanders and the rest of the left is actually going to not only win, but govern, they will have to develop a will to power that they have so far failed to display. (Photo: REUTERS/Eric Thayer) Views
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
What Bernie Needs to Win the Presidency
It's time to talk about the very real possibility of President Bernie Sanders. I know, I know: The midterm elections are just barely over. And the 2020 presidential election is more than 700 days away. But the sad reality of the U.S. electoral system is that positioning over the 2020 election has...
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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Chuck Schumer, Feckless Hack
Senate Democrats have once again selected Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) as their minority leader without so much as a whisper of a debate or contest. This is galling. The man is incompetent, has abysmal politics, and as we were reminded in a huge New York Times investigation into Facebook, is...
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Sunday, November 11, 2018
When Obstruction of Justice Is Glaringly Obvious
Jeff Sessions is out as attorney general, replaced by a bootlicking Trump stooge named Matt Whitaker. Given that President Trump openly said on national television in 2017 that he fired then-FBI Director James Comey to try to stop the Russia investigation, it's a safe bet that acting Attorney...
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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
America Repudiates Trump
emocrats convincingly won the 2018 midterm elections , though it was not as big of a wave election as some liberals had hoped. Just as in 2016, the polls were badly wrong in a number of states, particularly Indiana and Florida, where Democrats lost tough races they were predicted to win...
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It was the deadliest single act of anti-Semitic violence in American history. (Photo: Illustrated | AP Photo/Matt Rourke, kostenkodesign/iStock) Views
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
The Right's Deadly Anti-Semitism Problem
There is a deadly outbreak of anti-Semitism in America. On Saturday, a gunman opened fire on the congregants of the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill, a Pittsburgh suburb. The alleged culprit, a 46-year white man, killed 11 congregants and wounded six more people, including four police...
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Every year we flush a trillion bucks straight down a toilet of price-gouging, pointless complexity, and straight-up fraud. (Photo: Illustrated | PhotoBylove/iStock, JOE RAEDLE/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
The White House's Laughably Bad Attack on Medicare-for-all
Your faithful correspondent made an appearance in a White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) report on Tuesday . If it weren't the Trump administration, I would have been gobsmacked at this development, as well as the incredible amateurishness of the product. But because it is the Trump...
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Saturday, October 20, 2018
Tribalism Is Not the Problem
The latest meme from the Davos elite set is that America is afflicted with "tribalism." We're splitting up into two irreconcilable tribes, so the argument goes, and politics is becoming more and more an all-out war to the death. People like Yale Law professor Amy Chua , Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.),...
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While practically every Democrat bigwig has at least expressed concern about the Khashoggi story, many Republicans have actually doubled down on their support.(Photo: Illustrated | abadonian/iStock, Wikimedia Commons) Views
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Republicans' Saudi Arabia Derangement
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman may have miscalculated when it came to the missing (and presumed butchered) Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. New details keep coming out, most recently an alleged recording of Khashoggi being beaten, tortured, and beheaded. Many former regime...
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