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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.

The drone war's quiet decline
President Biden.
Opinion

The drone war's quiet decline

The Omicron oracle
A vaccination clinic.
Opinion

The Omicron oracle

Heading for population collapse?
A mother and child.
Opinion

Heading for population collapse?

The bottomless self-pity of American conservatives
An elephant.
Opinion

The bottomless self-pity of American conservatives

The downside of a functional Fed?
Jerome Powell.
Opinion

The downside of a functional Fed?

Democrats' dangerous denial
An elephant.
Opinion

Democrats' dangerous denial

Awful optics, awful corruption
A donkey.
Opinion

Awful optics, awful corruption

The 1 way to stop gerrymandering
A voter.
Opinion

The 1 way to stop gerrymandering

How to help Africa get COVID shots into arms
Africa.
Opinion

How to help Africa get COVID shots into arms

A month of inflation does not a crisis make
Jerome Powell.
Opinion

A month of inflation does not a crisis make

Executive privilege is endangering democracy
Donald Trump.
Opinion

Executive privilege is endangering democracy

How to prevent another grim pandemic winter
A snowflake and COVID.
Opinion

How to prevent another grim pandemic winter

The most underrated part of the electric revolution
Fuel.
Opinion

The most underrated part of the electric revolution

Time for businesses to humanize — or die
Work.
Opinion

Time for businesses to humanize — or die

The deadly toll of pandemic denial
Tanzania.
Opinion

The deadly toll of pandemic denial

Why blaming white voters is bad politics
Blame.
Opinion

Why blaming white voters is bad politics

Animals likely started the pandemic. They'll likely keep it going, too.
A deer.
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Animals likely started the pandemic. They'll likely keep it going, too.

Democrats: This is no time to panic
Voting.
Opinion

Democrats: This is no time to panic

Our diseased presidential democracy
Shaky columns.
Opinion

Our diseased presidential democracy

Humanity's great capabilities
COVID response.
Opinion

Humanity's great capabilities

Why Afghanistan faded from headlines
A woman and child.
Opinion

Why Afghanistan faded from headlines

Abolish the Senate?
Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema.
Opinion

Abolish the Senate?

The exaggerated threat of hypersonic missiles
Mark Milley.
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The exaggerated threat of hypersonic missiles

The forgotten history of Republican book banning
An elephant.
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The forgotten history of Republican book banning

Why vaccinating low-risk kids still makes sense
Vaccination.
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Why vaccinating low-risk kids still makes sense

If bosses want workers, they have to actually try
A help wanted sign.
Opinion

If bosses want workers, they have to actually try

Toss them out?
Insurrection.
Opinion

Toss them out?

Amazon accidentally makes a case for its own regulation
The Capitol.
Opinion

Amazon accidentally makes a case for its own regulation

The cost of climate inaction
A thermometer.
Opinion

The cost of climate inaction

Democrats' months of dithering
President Biden.
Opinion

Democrats' months of dithering

Will Biden publish the documents?
President Biden.
Opinion

Will Biden publish the documents?

Betraying his own state?
Joe Manchin.
Opinion

Betraying his own state?

American workers are fed up
A striking worker.
Opinion

American workers are fed up

The European right is in retreat
European politicians.
Opinion

The European right is in retreat

Democratic disaster in Virginia
A donkey.
Opinion

Democratic disaster in Virginia

The case for spending our way through inflation
Industry.
Opinion

The case for spending our way through inflation