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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.

Cotton can't square the circle between Reagan and Trump
Tom Cotton.
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Cotton can't square the circle between Reagan and Trump

Don't come to college eager for debate
Debate.
Opinion

Don't come to college eager for debate

The United States of Europe
Vladimir Putin.
Opinion

The United States of Europe

How far will Putin's most vocal opponents go?
A protester.
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How far will Putin's most vocal opponents go?

Biden bungles his State of the Union message
President Biden.
Opinion

Biden bungles his State of the Union message

Will Western restraint survive a battle in Kyiv?
Vladimir Putin and President Biden.
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Will Western restraint survive a battle in Kyiv?

Now what?
Vladimir Putin.
Opinion

Now what?

When 'doing something' isn't an option
A protestor.
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When 'doing something' isn't an option

The past is dangerous — if you know how to use it
Vladimir Putin.
Opinion

The past is dangerous — if you know how to use it

Why Putin played nice during the Trump era
Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.
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Why Putin played nice during the Trump era

Is negotiation with Putin even possible?
Vladimir Putin.
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Is negotiation with Putin even possible?

U.S.-Russia tensions just took their darkest turn yet
Vladimir Putin.
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U.S.-Russia tensions just took their darkest turn yet

A plausible dystopia
Social credit.
Opinion

A plausible dystopia

The disappointing truth about the Sandy Hook settlement
Sandy Hook.
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The disappointing truth about the Sandy Hook settlement

Why Canada's new immigration plan matters for America
Justin Trudeau.
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Why Canada's new immigration plan matters for America

When protests aren't progressive
A truck.
Opinion

When protests aren't progressive

Free yourself from COVID-19
Lightning.
Opinion

Free yourself from COVID-19

The challenge and necessity of friendship
An old Polaroid.
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The challenge and necessity of friendship

The pathological politics of leaving the pandemic behind
COVID anger.
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The pathological politics of leaving the pandemic behind

The real impediment to a dovish GOP
An elephant.
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The real impediment to a dovish GOP

Life is not a simulation
Grilling in the simulation.
Opinion

Life is not a simulation

A defense of bothsidesism
Donald Trump.
Opinion

A defense of bothsidesism

Are Republicans the only ones abandoning democracy?
An American flag.
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Are Republicans the only ones abandoning democracy?

Cancel culture comes to Georgetown Law
A teacher.
Opinion

Cancel culture comes to Georgetown Law

What's really at stake in the Joe Rogan kerfuffle
Joe Rogan.
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What's really at stake in the Joe Rogan kerfuffle

Lost on the way back to normal
COVID people.
Opinion

Lost on the way back to normal

The Breyer nothingburger
The Supreme Court.
Opinion

The Breyer nothingburger

A tragedy in Indianapolis
The Gadsden flag.
Opinion

A tragedy in Indianapolis

Princeton boldly helps people who don't need help
Princeton.
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Princeton boldly helps people who don't need help

The fundamentally irrational American response to COVID-19
COVID.
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The fundamentally irrational American response to COVID-19

America's hyperbole habit is the worst thing ever
A goldfish.
Opinion

America's hyperbole habit is the worst thing ever

The fantasy of a Trump-slaying Republican
Donald Trump.
Opinion

The fantasy of a Trump-slaying Republican

How a narrative of failure upended Biden's 1st year
President Biden.
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How a narrative of failure upended Biden's 1st year

The false premise making war with Russia more likely
An airplane.
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The false premise making war with Russia more likely

The 2 hard truths Democrats need to share with their voters
A donkey.
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The 2 hard truths Democrats need to share with their voters

Putin calls America's bluff
President Biden and Vladimir Putin.
Opinion

Putin calls America's bluff