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Damon Linker

Senior correspondent

Damon Linker is a senior correspondent at TheWeek.com. He is also a former contributing editor at The New Republic and the author of The Theocons and The Religious Test.

The incredible vanishing president
President Biden.
Opinion

The incredible vanishing president

Biden has an insurmountable challenge in Europe
President Biden.
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Biden has an insurmountable challenge in Europe

Trump's corrosive influence on democracy goes global
Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Trump's corrosive influence on democracy goes global

The left's biggest culture war victory
Newlyweds.
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The left's biggest culture war victory

The strongest evidence yet that the neoliberal era is over
Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama.
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The strongest evidence yet that the neoliberal era is over

In defense of Joe Manchin
Joe Manchin.
Opinion

In defense of Joe Manchin

The great American divorce
A wedding cake.
Opinion

The great American divorce

Trump doubly jeopardized the GOP
Donald Trump.
Opinion

Trump doubly jeopardized the GOP

The right's rhetorical ratchet
Michael Flynn and Donald Trump.
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The right's rhetorical ratchet

Why political correctness fails
Truly Tasteless Jokes.
Opinion

Why political correctness fails

The spiritual challenge of multiculturalism
Donald Trump and Johann Herder.
Opinion

The spiritual challenge of multiculturalism

The civil war of 2024?
A flag.
Opinion

The civil war of 2024?

The wisdom of pessimism in the Israel-Palestinian conflict
Gaza City.
Opinion

The wisdom of pessimism in the Israel-Palestinian conflict

The doom-loop of a falling fertility rate
Uncle Sam and a baby.
Feature

The doom-loop of a falling fertility rate

The collapse of the GOP? It's just wishful thinking
A graveyard.
Opinion

The collapse of the GOP? It's just wishful thinking

America's new free-lunch politics
Joe Biden with lunch.
Opinion

America's new free-lunch politics

Biden's self-imposed ceiling
President Biden.
Opinion

Biden's self-imposed ceiling

Kazuo Ishiguro's Klara illuminates what meritocracy does to the soul
DNA.
Opinion

Kazuo Ishiguro's Klara illuminates what meritocracy does to the soul

Biden's big if
President Biden.
Opinion

Biden's big if

The right's reactionary temptation
A flag.
Opinion

The right's reactionary temptation

Racial justice has a Goldilocks problem
A person reacting to the Chauvin verdict.
Opinion

Racial justice has a Goldilocks problem

Is it stupid to worry about unlikely things?
People wearing masks.
Opinion

Is it stupid to worry about unlikely things?

Donald Trump's most dangerous political legacy
Donald Trump.
Opinion

Donald Trump's most dangerous political legacy

The world that Google, Facebook, and Twitter built
A computer.
Opinion

The world that Google, Facebook, and Twitter built

When the Taliban takes Kabul
Taliban fighters.
Opinion

When the Taliban takes Kabul

Trump finally jumps the shark
Donald Trump.
Opinion

Trump finally jumps the shark

What I learned rewatching The West Wing in the Biden era
President Biden and Martin Sheen.
Feature

What I learned rewatching The West Wing in the Biden era

Clarence Thomas and the enigma of social media
Clarence Thomas.
Opinion

Clarence Thomas and the enigma of social media

The GOP's cultural impotence
The GOP logo.
Opinion

The GOP's cultural impotence

Biden slams the door on Reaganism
Reagan.
Opinion

Biden slams the door on Reaganism

The turbulent ride of post-church America
Church.
Opinion

The turbulent ride of post-church America

Hate cancel culture? Stop supporting the GOP.
A man painting on a symbol.
Opinion

Hate cancel culture? Stop supporting the GOP.

The pandemic blame game
Fingers.
Opinion

The pandemic blame game

The radical future of the pro-life movement
Protesters.
Opinion

The radical future of the pro-life movement

Beware the lonely, angry men
A fist.
Opinion

Beware the lonely, angry men

Bureaucrats are terrible. The alternatives are worse.
An American flag.
Opinion

Bureaucrats are terrible. The alternatives are worse.