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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 question that may decide the fate of Roe
Protesters.
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The question that may decide the fate of Roe

What if 'trauma' isn't real?
Trauma.
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What if 'trauma' isn't real?

America's spiking homicide rates should be a priority
Philadelphia.
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America's spiking homicide rates should be a priority

The false narrative of 'the narrative'
President Biden.
Opinion

The false narrative of 'the narrative'

How women took over songwriting
Female songwriters.
Opinion

How women took over songwriting

Family, politics, and classical liberalism
A Thanksgiving fight.
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Family, politics, and classical liberalism

A liberal diagnoses the Democratic Party's pathologies
Donkeys.
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A liberal diagnoses the Democratic Party's pathologies

Fox was toxic long before Carlson's Jan. 6 movie
Fox News.
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Fox was toxic long before Carlson's Jan. 6 movie

The spiritual crisis of an overdose record
The Statue of Liberty.
Opinion

The spiritual crisis of an overdose record

Climate change body slams the west coast of Canada
British Columbia flooding.
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Climate change body slams the west coast of Canada

Our outdated autocracy talk
Autocrats.
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Our outdated autocracy talk

Republicans' divisions could be their midterm strength
Liz Cheney.
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Republicans' divisions could be their midterm strength

The muddled middle of the 1619 Project
The Constitutional convention and slavery.
Opinion

The muddled middle of the 1619 Project

The perils of the risk-averse society
A safe guy.
Opinion

The perils of the risk-averse society

The 9 categories of American voter
A voting sticker.
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The 9 categories of American voter

The smart debate rumbling through the Never Trump right
Donald Trump.
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The smart debate rumbling through the Never Trump right

Biden's democracy summit stumbles on the invite list
President Biden.
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Biden's democracy summit stumbles on the invite list

The once and future idiot king
Donald Trump.
Opinion

The once and future idiot king

Lessons of a shrinking bill
President Biden.
Opinion

Lessons of a shrinking bill

How Manchin and Sinema differ — and why it doesn't matter
Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema.
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How Manchin and Sinema differ — and why it doesn't matter

The important lesson of Ross Douthat's medical memoir
A question mark.
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The important lesson of Ross Douthat's medical memoir

Why social media can't be regulated like other media
The Facebook thumb.
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Why social media can't be regulated like other media

Why does wokeness drive me crazy?
Dave Chappelle.
Opinion

Why does wokeness drive me crazy?

The 'Trump app' will be the insurrection on steroids
Donald Trump.
Opinion

The 'Trump app' will be the insurrection on steroids

Good news for Trump, bad news for Biden
President Biden and Donald Trump.
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Good news for Trump, bad news for Biden

A glimpse of the post-Roe future
Handcuffs.
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A glimpse of the post-Roe future

Do Democrats really want to save democracy?
A donkey and an elephant.
Opinion

Do Democrats really want to save democracy?

Colin Powell at his worst — and most human
Colin Powell.
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Colin Powell at his worst — and most human

Downfall of the anti-populists?
Blocs.
Opinion

Downfall of the anti-populists?

The answer to inflation isn't more government spending
Eggs.
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The answer to inflation isn't more government spending

The quick economic recovery we were promised isn't coming
A conveyor belt.
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The quick economic recovery we were promised isn't coming

Biden's plan to snoop in your bank account
President Biden.
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Biden's plan to snoop in your bank account

The 4 fantasies dominating American politics
Fantasy.
Opinion

The 4 fantasies dominating American politics

Biden's plummeting presidency
President Biden.
Opinion

Biden's plummeting presidency

Winter's looming energy crisis
A radiator.
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Winter's looming energy crisis

The sticky problem of making Facebook go away
Museum extinction.
Opinion

The sticky problem of making Facebook go away