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Ryan Cooper

National correspondent

Ryan Cooper is a national correspondent at TheWeek.com. His work has appeared in the Washington Monthly, The New Republic, and the Washington Post.

Correcting the record about Jim Crow
Rand Paul and Tucker Carlson.
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Correcting the record about Jim Crow

Rethinking real estate
Houses.
Opinion

Rethinking real estate

Infrastructure deal breaker?
The Capitol.
Opinion

Infrastructure deal breaker?

What really happened in Lafayette Square?
Donald Trump.
Opinion

What really happened in Lafayette Square?

How to tax billionaire wealth
A cigar lit with a 1040.
Opinion

How to tax billionaire wealth

Let the post-pandemic boom ride
America.
Opinion

Let the post-pandemic boom ride

Will Biden defend Alabama miners?
A striking worker.
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Will Biden defend Alabama miners?

Democrats' unemployment mistake
President Biden.
Opinion

Democrats' unemployment mistake

An easy solution for infrastructure
A construction handout.
Opinion

An easy solution for infrastructure

Oil companies face reality
The earth on fire.
Opinion

Oil companies face reality

Bad for business
TNT and a detonator.
Opinion

Bad for business

Do cops deserve more funding?
Money.
Opinion

Do cops deserve more funding?

The government needs to stamp out scam calls
A scam phone call.
Opinion

The government needs to stamp out scam calls

Republicans' deal with the Donald
Elephants.
Opinion

Republicans' deal with the Donald

The Afghans who helped
A man watching a helicopter.
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The Afghans who helped

Fake negotiations?
Negotiations.
Opinion

Fake negotiations?

Did the insurrection end?
The Capitol riot.
Opinion

Did the insurrection end?

Why Emily Wilder got fired and Chris Cuomo didn't
Chris Cuomo.
Opinion

Why Emily Wilder got fired and Chris Cuomo didn't

Will cryptocurrency cause the next financial crisis?
Bitcoin being chased.
Opinion

Will cryptocurrency cause the next financial crisis?

Why single out Ilhan Omar?
Ilhan Omar
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Why single out Ilhan Omar?

Breyer's delusion
Stephen Breyer.
Opinion

Breyer's delusion

The backlash to police reform in Philadelphia
Larry Krasner.
Opinion

The backlash to police reform in Philadelphia

Biden's green light for Israel
President Biden.
Opinion

Biden's green light for Israel

Republicans' dishonest war against 'critical race theory'
A woman and a pulled zipper.
Opinion

Republicans' dishonest war against 'critical race theory'

The Republican theory of unemployment is classic Marx
Karl Marx.
Opinion

The Republican theory of unemployment is classic Marx

Democrats are fiddling while Republicans prepare to burn down Rome
An elephant and a donkey.
Opinion

Democrats are fiddling while Republicans prepare to burn down Rome

Car supremacy and America's traffic paradox
A big car.
Opinion

Car supremacy and America's traffic paradox

How Joe Biden could vaccinate the world
President Biden.
Feature

How Joe Biden could vaccinate the world

A bad jobs report is no reason to panic
A hiring sign.
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A bad jobs report is no reason to panic

Liz Cheney's heresy
Liz Cheney and Donald Trump.
Opinion

Liz Cheney's heresy

The secret truth of the student debt crisis
Student debt.
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The secret truth of the student debt crisis

Democrats still won't get out of their own way
Donkeys.
Opinion

Democrats still won't get out of their own way

Europe is back in recession. It's not just the virus.
A worried woman.
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Europe is back in recession. It's not just the virus.

Republicans reveal their red line
Mitch McConnell.
Opinion

Republicans reveal their red line

Biden's big spending plans are good. They are also a convoluted mess.
President Biden.
Opinion

Biden's big spending plans are good. They are also a convoluted mess.

Lumber is shockingly expensive. Thanks, Obama.
A rich man with lumber.
Opinion

Lumber is shockingly expensive. Thanks, Obama.