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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.

Politics

Cuba should beware of Westerners bearing gifts

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Why torture doesn't work: A definitive guide

U.S.

President Obama's abysmal, legacy-killing response to the CIA torture report

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How political and media elites legitimized torture

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Why America will torture again

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Democrats shouldn't abandon the South. They should abandon Blue Dog-ism.

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George W. Bush is out defending torture again. Don't listen to him.

Politics

The economy is finally getting some momentum. Here's how to keep it going.

Politics

Republicans say they believe in small government. Except when it comes to marijuana.

Politics

Everything that's wrong with the Democratic Party, in one speech by Chuck Schumer

Politics

The Republican Party's top priority is to raise taxes on the poor. Literally.

Business

What The New York Times still doesn't get about homeownership

Politics

An open letter to the next Pierre Omidyar

Politics

The hilarious hypocrisy of Republicans complaining about the imperial presidency

Politics

Chuck Hagel wasn't the problem. It's America's addiction to endless war.

Politics

Yes, the Obama administration's green loans are unprofitable. They should be.

Politics

Uber, and the growing threat of corporate surveillance

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Hillary Clinton needs to win big in 2016. Here's how she can do it.

Politics

The chilling irony of German austerity

U.S.

Three major publications have acknowledged plagiarism by Fareed Zakaria. Does CNN have no shame?

Politics

Jonathan Gruber says voters are 'stupid.' But the real idiots are the Democrats in Congress.

Politics

What Republicans don't get about the U.S.-China climate change deal

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If Democrats want to fight voter suppression, they should pay for people to get IDs

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If Democrats want to be the party of the people, they need to go full populist

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What this wrenching, beautiful little game tells us about modern war

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