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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.

Donald Trump's upside-down authoritarianism
Donald Trump and Stacey Abrams.
Opinion

Donald Trump's upside-down authoritarianism

The unimportance of Trump's incompetence
Donald Trump.
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The unimportance of Trump's incompetence

2 big takeaways from the German election
The German flag.
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2 big takeaways from the German election

Stuck in the pandemic
A COVID hole.
Opinion

Stuck in the pandemic

Democrats scare off the median voter
A median voter.
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Democrats scare off the median voter

Is 'cancel culture' really so bad?
A man being burned at the stake.
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Is 'cancel culture' really so bad?

The 1887 law that could end American democracy
The Qanon Shaman.
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The 1887 law that could end American democracy

America's Great Game with China
President Biden.
Opinion

America's Great Game with China

Biden at his best and worst
President Biden.
Opinion

Biden at his best and worst

A warning sign in a blowout
A donkey.
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A warning sign in a blowout

The New Yorker hears out a supposedly mortal enemy
Rod Dreher.
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The New Yorker hears out a supposedly mortal enemy

When Never Trumpers become Never Republicans
The GOP logo.
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When Never Trumpers become Never Republicans

The GOP's ticking time bomb
America.
Opinion

The GOP's ticking time bomb

Biden's political peril
Biden's logo.
Opinion

Biden's political peril

The trendy philosopher who just won $1 million
Peter Singer.
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The trendy philosopher who just won $1 million

The 21st century began on 9/11
September 11.
Opinion

The 21st century began on 9/11

What rock fans don't want to admit
Mick Jagger.
Opinion

What rock fans don't want to admit

The right's boilerplate indignation on Afghanistan
An angry man.
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The right's boilerplate indignation on Afghanistan

Is rural America becoming a new Confederacy?
A farm.
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Is rural America becoming a new Confederacy?

Avoiding the next mistake in Afghanistan
President Biden.
Opinion

Avoiding the next mistake in Afghanistan

Joe Biden's terrible August just got worse
President Biden.
Opinion

Joe Biden's terrible August just got worse

4 smart perspectives on Afghanistan
Afghanistan.
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4 smart perspectives on Afghanistan

Germany's surprising center-left resurgence
The German flag.
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Germany's surprising center-left resurgence

Just getting started
An airlift.
Opinion

Just getting started

What endless COVID means for politics
COVID and screaming.
Opinion

What endless COVID means for politics

Is Biden prepared for the fall of Kabul?
President Biden.
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Is Biden prepared for the fall of Kabul?

McConnell's long play on infrastructure
Mitch McConnell.
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McConnell's long play on infrastructure

Cuomo's begrudging resignation
Andrew Cuomo.
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Cuomo's begrudging resignation

What American conservatives really admire about Orbán's Hungary
Viktor Orban.
Opinion

What American conservatives really admire about Orbán's Hungary

The Marjorie Taylor Greene caucus goes to Liz Cheney's backyard
Republicans.
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The Marjorie Taylor Greene caucus goes to Liz Cheney's backyard

A healthier politics is possible
President Biden and Andrew Cuomo.
Opinion

A healthier politics is possible

The culture war goes global
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The culture war goes global

Tucker Carlson's Budapest pilgrimage
Tucker Carlson.
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Tucker Carlson's Budapest pilgrimage

Predicting American democracy's zero hour
Donald Trump.
Opinion

Predicting American democracy's zero hour

What the latest church scandal teaches about the Catholic right
A cross.
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What the latest church scandal teaches about the Catholic right

The culture war comes for Simone Biles
Simone Biles.
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The culture war comes for Simone Biles