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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.

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.

The Republican plot to steal the 2024 election
An elephant.
Opinion

The Republican plot to steal the 2024 election

The toxic culture of American police
A police officer.
Opinion

The toxic culture of American police

The shadow over Biden's climate summit: America can't be trusted
President Biden.
Opinion

The shadow over Biden's climate summit: America can't be trusted

The conservative assault on civil liberties
An elephant stepping on a protester.
Opinion

The conservative assault on civil liberties

America's incredibly successful pilot of universal health care
A Medicare for All sign.
Opinion

America's incredibly successful pilot of universal health care

Keith Ellison's strategy in the Derek Chauvin trial paid off
Keith Ellison.
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Keith Ellison's strategy in the Derek Chauvin trial paid off

America's vaccine glut is here. Time to share.
Syringes.
Opinion

America's vaccine glut is here. Time to share.

Biden bungles the politics of refugees
President Biden.
Opinion

Biden bungles the politics of refugees

Israel is testing Biden
President Biden and Benjamin Netanyahu.
Opinion

Israel is testing Biden

The fake innovation of gig companies
A tech boss.
Opinion

The fake innovation of gig companies

John Boehner's charm defensive
John Boehner.
Opinion

John Boehner's charm defensive

Pausing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is wildly irresponsible
A pause button.
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Pausing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is wildly irresponsible

The COVID-19 vaccines prove the value of funding scientific failure
A microscope.
Opinion

The COVID-19 vaccines prove the value of funding scientific failure

The immense untapped potential of offshore wind
Wind turbines.
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The immense untapped potential of offshore wind

The cynic's case for democracy
A flag.
Opinion

The cynic's case for democracy

Biden's unlikely allies
President Biden, Jamie Dimon, and Jeff Bezos.
Opinion

Biden's unlikely allies

Republicans' fake crusade against corporate power
An elephant and the Wall Street bull.
Opinion

Republicans' fake crusade against corporate power

Janet Yellen's proposal to revolutionize corporate taxation
Janet Yellen.
Opinion

Janet Yellen's proposal to revolutionize corporate taxation

The pandemic crime surge is a policing problem
Policing.
Opinion

The pandemic crime surge is a policing problem

Biden is still not taking climate change seriously
Biden infrastructure bill.
Opinion

Biden is still not taking climate change seriously

Dear Mr. Trump, America needs you
Trump vaccine.
Opinion

Dear Mr. Trump, America needs you

The rotten center of the infrastructure debate
Joe Biden.
Opinion

The rotten center of the infrastructure debate

The case for trailer parks
A trailer park.
Opinion

The case for trailer parks

The case for music.gov
A busker.
Opinion

The case for music.gov

How to oust Louis DeJoy: A guide for nervous presidents
Joe Biden stuffing Louis DeJoy in a mailbox.
Opinion

How to oust Louis DeJoy: A guide for nervous presidents

Gun control is the perfect weapon against the filibuster
The Capitol building.
Opinion

Gun control is the perfect weapon against the filibuster

There is no immigration crisis
Migrants.
Opinion

There is no immigration crisis

How earmarks can help fix Congress
The Capitol building.
Opinion

How earmarks can help fix Congress

American consumers are the real job creators
A wallet.
Feature

American consumers are the real job creators

Biden wants to make America a global leader again. Start with vaccines.
Vaccination.
Feature

Biden wants to make America a global leader again. Start with vaccines.

The world's dominant ideology is breaking. What will replace it?
Thomas Piketty.
Opinion

The world's dominant ideology is breaking. What will replace it?

America needs a remote workers law
The Capitol building.
Opinion

America needs a remote workers law