Jack Shafer

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Opinion | Preacher Joe Isn’t Persuading Anybody on Guns

President Joe Biden took the preacher's path Thursday in his gun address, even decorating the mise-en-scène with two rows of burning candles...

Opinion | How the New York Times Helped Keep People in the Closet

Former Mayor Ed Koch at a news conference in New York., Thursday, June 10, 1993. | Jim Cooper/AP Photo Jack Shafer...

Opinion | It’s About Time Someone Punctured the Supreme Court’s Veil of Secrecy

Demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Washington. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo Jack Shafer is...

Opinion | Biden’s Hopeless Disinformation Police

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas testifies before a House committee Wednesday on Capitol Hill. | Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo Jack...

Opinion | Why Historians Should Be Grateful Ginni Thomas Texts Like a Teenager

Ginni and Clarence Thomas arrive for a dinner at the White House honoring Australian PM Scott Morrison in Sep. 2019. | Paul...

Opinion | How Trump Flushed the Presidential Honor System Down the Toilet

Suppose you elected as president a person who habitually lies, cheats at golf, cheats on his spouses, appears to cheat on his taxes,...

Opinion | Why Trump Is Headed for the Ditch Once Again

Donald Trump leaves a rally in Florida in July 2021. The state's governor, Ron DeSantis, could be an actual challenge to...

Opinion | Nick Kristof Just Destroyed His Own Brand. He’s Also Right.

Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Jack Shafer is Politico’s senior media writer. .cms-textAlign-left{text-align:left;}.cms-textAlign-center{text-align:center;}.cms-textAlign-right{text-align:right;}.cms-magazineStyles-smallCaps{font-variant:small-caps;}Has Oregon candidate for governor Nicholas Kristof — a former New...

Opinion | There’s Good News About Vaccinations. Now What?

Blank Covid-19 vaccination cards at a pop-up clinic in Las Vegas on Tuesday. | Ethan Miller/Getty Images Jack Shafer is Politico’s...

Opinion | Why Liberals Are the Only Ones Who Care Chris Wallace Left Fox

Chris Wallace at the Fox News bureau in Washington in 2012. | Paul Morigi/Getty Images Jack Shafer is Politico’s senior media...

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