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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 case against surveillance advertising
Too much tech.
Opinion

The case against surveillance advertising

The coronavirus vaccines are safer than aspirin or Tylenol
Death.
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The coronavirus vaccines are safer than aspirin or Tylenol

The credulous response to Havana syndrome
The US Embassy in Havana.
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The credulous response to Havana syndrome

Losing the vaccinated majority?
President Biden.
Opinion

Losing the vaccinated majority?

Microsoft's Activision Blizzard bailout
Bobby Kotick.
Opinion

Microsoft's Activision Blizzard bailout

America's long record of judicial despotism
Roger B. Taney.
Opinion

America's long record of judicial despotism

Chile's bold political experiment is a lesson for Americans
Gabriel Boric.
Opinion

Chile's bold political experiment is a lesson for Americans

The weirdest economy in decades
The economy.
Opinion

The weirdest economy in decades

Driving Afghanistan to famine
Famine in Afghanistan.
Opinion

Driving Afghanistan to famine

A preview of GOP 1-party rule
An elephant.
Opinion

A preview of GOP 1-party rule

Triumph of the Biden-Trump stimulus?
Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
Opinion

Triumph of the Biden-Trump stimulus?

How America could have open schools
School.
Opinion

How America could have open schools

Impunity is the rule for American elites
Donald Trump.
Opinion

Impunity is the rule for American elites

Greg Abbott's ice-cold corruption
Greg Abbott.
Opinion

Greg Abbott's ice-cold corruption

The NFT craze has stopped being funny
The Mona Lisa.
Opinion

The NFT craze has stopped being funny

Is Omicron less severe? It's complicated.
A COVID graph.
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Is Omicron less severe? It's complicated.

Climate change is coming for the world's poles
Earth.
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Climate change is coming for the world's poles

Cut Joe Biden (half) a break on the Omicron surge
President Biden wears a mask
Opinion

Cut Joe Biden (half) a break on the Omicron surge

The still-urgent problem of police violence
A sign protesting police brutality is seen in a Dallas trash can
Opinion

The still-urgent problem of police violence

2 decades of left turns
Democrats.
Opinion

2 decades of left turns

Ukraine hung out to dry?
Vladimir Putin.
Opinion

Ukraine hung out to dry?

Turns out bitcoin isn't radically democratic
Bitcoin.
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Turns out bitcoin isn't radically democratic

The health policy lesson Biden keeps forgetting
President Biden.
Opinion

The health policy lesson Biden keeps forgetting

Feeding the Taliban?
Children.
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Feeding the Taliban?

Manchin's vile rationale?
Joe Manchin.
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Manchin's vile rationale?

Noble lies are a public health hazard
Anthony Fauci.
Opinion

Noble lies are a public health hazard

A plea to Merrick Garland
Merrick Garland.
Opinion

A plea to Merrick Garland

Squandering their chance?
Democrats.
Opinion

Squandering their chance?

A breezy answer to the pandemic
COVID out the window.
Opinion

A breezy answer to the pandemic

Democrats' role in the looming loss of abortion rights
A donkey.
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Democrats' role in the looming loss of abortion rights

The time to build a giant vaccine factory is now
Vaccines.
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The time to build a giant vaccine factory is now

America has gravely undervalued booster shots
Vaccination.
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America has gravely undervalued booster shots

The hidden danger of woo woo cranks
Dr. Oz.
Opinion

The hidden danger of woo woo cranks

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?