“The Real Tucker Carlson Question,” The Contrarian Conservative, March 14, 2019

“Why the Democrats Chose Milwaukee,” The Atlantic, March 13, 2019

“Democrats Embrace Two (More) Bad Ideas,” The Bulwark, March 11, 2019

“Year Zero: No, conservative victories did not begin with Trump,” The Bulwark, March 5, 2019

“Hayek Saw This Coming,” The Bulwark, February 26, 2019

“What’s the Endgame of Trumpism?,” The Bulwark, February 23, 2019

“Conservatives Should Not Abandon the Free Press,” The Bulwark, February 21, 2019

“Jussie Smollett and the Perils of Greater Wokeness,” The Bulwark, February 18, 2019

“Lots of People Had a Worse Week Than Howard Schultz,” The Bulwark, February 11, 2019

“The Foxconn Boondoggle Was Even Worse Than We Thought,” The Bulwark, February 7, 2019

“What If It Were Trump in Blackface?” February 4, 2019

“Conservatives Need to Love the Filibuster Again,” The Bulwark, February 4, 2019

“Who Thought the Shutdown Was a Good Idea?,” The Bulwark, January 27, 2019

“Four Lessons From the Covington Kids Kerfuffle,” The Bulwark, January 24, 2019

“The Media’s Prime Directive,” The Bulwark, January 21, 2019

“When It Comes to Trump and Russia, Should We Apply Hanlon’s Razor or Occam’s?,” The Bulwark, January 16, 2019

“Be Careful What You Wish For,” The Bulwark, January 14, 2019

“The Purge We Need,” The Bulwark, January 11, 2019

“The “Crisis” Isn’t at the Border,”The Bulwark, January 8, 2019

“What Romney Exposed About Late-Stage Trumpism,” The Bulwark, January 7, 2019

“Wisconsin Republicans Are Shooting Themselves In the Foot,” The Atlantic, November 6, 2018

“What We Remember Too Late,” The Weekly Standard, December 4, 2018

“A Speech In Search Of A Candidate,” The Weekly Standard, November 19, 2018

“Donald Trump’s Anti-Semitism Problem—And Ours,” the Weekly Standard, October 29, 2018,

“The Derangement of the Conservative Mind,” The Weekly Standard, October 26, 2018

“Debating the Once and Future Conservatism,” The Weekly Standard, October 22, 2018

 “What We Can Learn From Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Test,” The Weekly Standard, October 15, 2018

“Democrats Are Fighting Dumb Instead of Fighting Hard,” The Weekly Standard, October 9, 2018

“It Shouldn’t Be This Easy to Fool the Academic Left,” The Weekly Standaard, October 8, 2018

“The Anger of Brett Kavanaugh,” The Weekly Standard, October 2, 2018

“How the GOP Became Trump’s Party,” (Book excerpt), The Weekly Standard, October 1, 2018

“Democrats Behaving Badly,” The Weekly Standard, September 12, 2018

"The Oddity of the Anonymous New York Times Op-Ed," The Weekly Standard, September 6, 2018

"Even the Catholic Church Abuse Scandal Is Not Immune From Tribalism," The Weekly Standard, August 29, 2018

"The Rot at the Top," The Weekly Standard, August 23, 2018

"Falwell the Lesser," the Weekly Standard, August 22, 2018

"We’re All Living in a Trumpian Reality Show," The Weekly Standard, August 15, 2018

"Republicans Are Now Conceding Their Core Values," Time, July 27, 2018

 "As a conservative, I despair at Republicans' support for Trump. His vision is not conservatism," The Guardian (U.S.), July 22, 2018

"Republicans, Don’t Just Tweet About It. Do Something.," The New York Times, July 21, 2018

"11 Things We Learned from Russia Week," The Weekly Standard, July 20, 2018

"A New Servility," The Weekly Standard, July 16, 2018

"Wisconsin Spring," National Review, July 12, 2018

"8 Takeaways from the Kavanaugh Pick," The Weekly Standard, July 10, 2018

"A Landmark Victory for Academic Freedom," The Weekly Standard,  July 6, 1018

"Jerkitude," The Weekly Standard, June 25, 2018

"The New Cruelty," The Weekly Standard, June 21, 2018

"Season 2 of the Trump Show Is Off the Hook," The Weekly Standard, June 9, 2018

"The Mystery of Scott Pruitt's Mattress," The Weekly Standard, June 7, 2018

"Is Donald Trump a Bernie Bro?" The Weekly Standard, June 4, 2018

"Smug Alert!," The Weekly Standard, May 17, 2018

"Donald Trump’s Crab Bucket Moral Universe," The Weekly Standard, May 14, 2018

"The Closing of The Liberal Mind," The Weekly Standard, May 10, 2018

"When Everything Is Possible and Nothing Is True," The Weekly Standard, May 9, 2018

"Matt Schlapp Is... Right?" The Weekly Standard, May 3, 2018

"Absolute Trump Corrupts Absolutely," The Weekly Standard, May 2, 2018

"Patrick Buchanan’s Strange New Respect for the Ayatollah," The Weekly Standard, April 27, 2018

"But Gorsuch! Does Trump Even Understand Judicial Conservatism?" The Weekly Standard, April 23, 2018

"The Conscience of Ann Coulter," The Weekly Standard, April 5, 2018

"Why Are Businesses Intervening in a Wisconsin Academic Freedom Case?" The Weekly Standard, April 2, 2018

"Privacy's #MeToo Moment?" The Weekly Standard, March 29, 2018

 "Ruth, meet Gracie," the Weekly Standard, March 24, 2018

"Our cowardly, complicit Congress: Republicans in the House and Senate are lemmings following Trump off the cliff," New York Daily News, February 4, 2018

Adam Rubenstein, "Charlie Sykes: What Should Trump Read?" The Weekly Standard, January 31, 2018

"Charlie Sykes, Knight commissioner, on why truth matters, VIDEO, Medium, January 30, 2018

"Is Trump's presidency finally becoming normal?", January 20, 2018

"Retirement Tips for the Age of Trump," The New York Times, January 7, 2018

"Cracking up: What Trump and Bannon’s break means for the self-styled revolutionary and the President," New York Daily News, January 7, 2018

"A G.O.P. Tragedy in Four Acts", The New York Times, December 13, 2017

"Year One: The Mad King," New York Review of Books Daily, November 10, 2017

"Whatever Happened to the Party of Fiscal Responsibility," Los Angeles Times, November 10, 2017

"How The Right Lost Its Mind And Charlie Sykes Lost His Faith In The GOP," To The Best of Our Knowledge, WPR, November 4, 2017

"A giant fog machine": how right-wing media obscures Mueller and other inconvenient stories," Interview with Sean Illing, Vox, October 31, 2017

"Why Jeff Flake Is Going to Need a Good Dog," Politico Magazine, october 26, 2017

"A Guide for Frustrated Conservatives in the Age of Trump," NBC News THINK, October 23, 2017

"Conservative commentator Charlie Sykes says GOP needs to stop 'enabling' Trump," ABC News, October 15, 2017

Book excerpt: Charlie Sykes' 'How the Right Lost its Mind'," ABC, October 15, 2017

"The NRA and GOP, Together Forever," The New York Times, October 8, 2017

" Charles J. Sykes: Where the Right Went Wrong,", October 5, 2017

"How the Right Lost Its Mind And Embraced Donald Trump," Newsweek (cover story), September 29, 2017

Charlie Sykes: Roy Moore Signals the End of the Republican Party,, September 28, 2017

"Charlie Sykes Is Unsure About the Future of the GOP," Sunday New York Times Magazine, August 21, 2017

"Political Coverage and the Pressure to Get It Right," Nieman Reports, July 22, 2017

"Why the Case for Transparency Must Be Made Anew." Nieman Reports, June 22, 2017

"The Danger of ignoring Alex Jones," The New York Times, June 18, 2017

"How conservatives betrayed virtue for Donald Trump," USA Today, June 15, 2017

“If Liberals Hate Him, Then Trump Must Be Doing Something Right,” The New York Times, May 12, 2017

“Why Nobody Cares the President Is Lying,” The New York Times, February 4, 2017

“Charlie Sykes on Where the Right Went Wrong,” The New York Times, December 15, 2016

“Charlie Sykes: It's time to put truth before political tribe,” America Magazine, June 5, 2017

"Will the Left save Donald Trump?" Washington Examiner, February 9, 2017

"Trump leaves conservatives with a choice between party and principle," Washington Examiner, January 19, 2017

“Donald Trump and the Rise of Alt-Reality Media” Politico Magazine, November 25, 2016


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Jim Rutenberg, “A Conservative Magazine May Pay a Price for Being Unfriendly to Trump,” The New York Times, December 5, 2018

Gabriel Debenedetti, “ Scott Walker Is Trying to Dodge the Midwest’s Backlash Against Trump,” New York Magazine, November 5, 2018

Molly Ball, “Republican Senate Candidates Are Gambling on Trump,” TIME, November 2, 2018

David Nakamura, “Critics say Trump has fostered the toxic environment for the political violence he denounces,” The Washington Post, October 28, 2018

David Smith, “‘Edge of the knife’: Trump drags divided states of America towards his midterms reckoning,” The Guardian, October 28, 2018

Eli Stokols, and Noah Bierman, “In a week of domestic terrorism, a commander in chief mostly missing in action,” The Los Angeles Times, October 27, 2018

“Explosives mailed to Democrats signal 'a dangerous period of American politics,' Trump critic says,” CBC, October 25, 2018

Matt Kwong, “Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation could give Democrats the 'rage edge',” CBC, October 6, 2018

Susan B. Glasser, “None of This Was Fair”: the Kavanaugh Nomination Marks the Triumph of Trumpism on Capitol Hill,” The New Yorker, October 5, 2018

Ben Wittes, “I Know Brett Kavanaugh, but I Wouldn’t Confirm Him,” the Atlantic, October 2, 2018

David Smith, “Why are Republicans ramming Brett Kavanaugh on to the supreme court?” the Guardian, September 29, 2018

Adam Wollner,  "Rogue billionaires are giving the GOP and Democrats a migraine," McClatchy, September 10, 2018

Ben Jacobs, "Scott Walker: can the Wisconsin governor survive in the age of Trump?" The Guardian, September 9, 2018

Eli Stokols," 'Saying the quiet part out loud': Trump says what other presidents only thought, or never would think," The Los Angeles Times, September 7, 2018

Jennifer Rubin, "Morning Bits: The walls close in," The Washington Post, August 24, 2018

"Bill Maher criticizes social media bans: ‘Alex Jones gets to speak’," The Hill, August 18, 2018

"Newspapers speak up about Trump’s repeated attacks," PBS NewsHour, August 16, 2018

Niall Stanage, "The Memo: Trump allies hope he can turn the page from Russian fiasco," The Hill, July 18, 2018

Julie Persons, "'Never Trumpers' Hail Kavanaugh, But the Praise Stops There," RealClear Politics, July 11, 2018

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Jason Schwartz, " readers put ‘head in the sand’ on family separations," Politico, June 19, 2018

Oliver Darcy, "Trump's media allies struggle to defend his immigration policy," CNN Money, June 20, 2018

David Smith, "How Trump captured the Republican party," the Guardian, June 10, 2018

Matt Kwong, "Trump muses about pardoning himself, experts on authoritarianism are horrified," CBC, June 5, 2018

Lloyd Grove, "Glenn Beck Changes Sides Again. Does Anyone Believe Him?" The Daily Beast, May 18, 2018

Elise Foley, "Paul Ryan Brushes Off Criticism That He Enabled Trump," The Huffington Post, April 16, 2018

Katelyn Caralle," Paul Ryan shoots down narrative that he lost the GOP to Donald Trump," Washington Examiner, April 15, 2018

Russell Berman, "Paul Ryan's Unrealized Conservative Vision," The Atlantic, April 11, 2018

Jeet Heer, "Why Conservatives Tolerate Trump’s Crony Capitalism,"The New Republic, March 30, 2018

Darren Samuelsohn, " Trump attack unleashes oppo against Mueller," Politico, March 28, 2018

Niall Stanage, "The Memo: Women create new legal woes for Trump," The Hill, March 21, 2018

Ezra Klein, "Donald Trump, Fox News, and the logic of alternative facts," Vox, February 9, 2018

Guy Benson, "Diagnosing the Right. Review of How The Right Lost Its Mind," National Review November 13, 2017

Jason Schwartz, "Fox News hosts ramp up ‘deep state’ conspiracies," Politico, January 26, 2018

Eugene Scott, "As women march a year after Trump’s election, his approval with some men grows," Washington Post, January 20, 2018

Anita Kumar, "Trump victory? Credit Clinton loathing, not dealmaker skill, after shutdown," McClatchy News, January 20, 2018

All Things Considered, "Barbershop: Trump's First Year In Office," NPR, January 20, 2018

James Hohmann, The Daily 202: Unexpected defeat in rural Wisconsin special election sets off alarm bells for Republicans, Washington Post, January 17, 2018

Elena Schneider, "GOP reels after ‘electric shock’ defeat," Politico, January 17, 2018

Daniel Dale, "Donald Trump tried to show you he’s sane and stable. His week became a running fiasco," Toronto Star, January 12, 2018

Katie Glueck, ‘Extreme tribalism’ clawing at the GOP as 2018 opens", Miami Herald, December 31, 2017

"This conservative can’t hide his disgust watching Republicans prostrate themselves before Trump," Salon, December 22, 2017

Lloyd Grove, "Breitbart News Helped Trump Win. Under Steve Bannon, It Might Also Help Him Lose,' The Daily Beast, December 20, 2017

Jefferson Morley,  "Charles Sykes, Anti-Trump Conservative, Looks for Common Ground with the Left," AlterNet, December 18, 2017

Andrew W. Griffin, "Today's GOP buried in a blizzard of shame," Red Dirt Report, December 13, 2017

Jane Coaston, "Inside the bubble: why Roy Moore has conservative media on his side," Vox, December 8, 2017

Q&A: Charlie Sykes, political commentator and author, The Princetonian, December 5, 2017

"Michael Flynn 'extraordinarily dangerous' for Trump's White House: Charlie Sykes," CBC Radio, December 4, 2017

Lloyd Grove, "It’s Impossible To Shame James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas," the Daily Beast, December 3, 2017

Ezra Klein, “The hypocrisy is astounding”: this tax bill shows the GOP’s debt concerns were pure fraud," Vox, December 2, 2017

Matthew Sheffield, "Roy Moore, the Federalist and the decay of the conservative mind," Salon, December 1, 2017

John Hart, "Is Ideology Becoming America's Official Religion?" Forbes, November 30, 2017

"Charlie Sykes: If Roy Moore Wins, How Will the GOP ‘Be Able to Wipe the Stink’ Off?" Mediaite, November 22, 2017

Rosie Gray and McKay Coppins, "Conservatives Reap the Whirlwind of Their War on the Media," The Atlantic, November 17, 2017

Alex Roarty and Katie Glueck, "Franken forces Dems to finally confront their own sexual assault scandals," McClatchy News, November 17, 2017

Alexander Nazaryan, "GOP AT JONESTOWN: IS TRUMP LEADING REPUBLICANS TO SLAUGHTER?" Newsweek, November 20, 2017

"MSNBC conservative obliterates Kellyanne Conway for wanting to put ‘an accused pedophile’ in the Senate," Raw Story, November 20, 2017

Katie Glueck, "Republicans see an Alabama loss as chance for GOP wake-up call," (Olympian) McClatchy News, November 13, 2017

Astead W. Herndon, " GOP losses expose hazards of Trump-inspired appeals to white nationalism," Boston Globe, November 9, 2017

Jason Schwartz, "Fox, facing new competitors, clings tighter to Trump," Politico, November 9, 2017

'Congress will likely do the same thing after the Texas massacre it did after Las Vegas: nothing," Vox, November 6, 2017

Toure', "Why Do White People Feel Discriminated Against? I Asked Them," The Daily Beast, November 5, 2017

David Smith, "A year ago Trump spoke of binding the nation's wounds – so what happened next?," The Guardian, November 5, 2017

Isaac Chotiner, "Conservative in the Wilderness: Charlie Sykes was a right-wing radio star. Then Trump won," Slate, October 23, 2017

Jonathan Chait, "The Republican Roots of Trumpism," New York Magazine, October 24, 2017

Jonathan Chait, " Does Charlie Sykes Understand How the Right Lost Its Mind?," New York Magazine, October 16, 2017

"Charlie Sykes: Republicans Have Allied ‘With a Mad King,’ But Are Trying to Pretend He’s Normal," Mediaite, October 15, 2017

"Charlie Sykes and the conscience of a (lonely) conservative" Salon, Octber 7, 20-17

"Charlie Sykes’ New Book Shows ‘How the Right Lost Its Mind’," Texas Observer, October 5, 2017

 Rachel Bade, "Ryan faces diciest stretch of his speakership," Politico, August 25, 2017

Gabrielle Debenedetti, "Dems prep for Pence, Kasich, Haley to run in 2020," Politico, August 22, 2017

Jim Rutenberg, "Behind the Bluster of Steve Bannon's #War Cry," The New York Times, August 20, 2017

"Steve Bannon, destroyer of worlds: After electing a president, he’s back to building a right-wing media empire," Salon, August 21, 2017

"Top Republicans Criticize White Supremacists, But Don't Call Out Trump," NPR, August 16, 2017

"The conservatives turning against Donald Trump," The Guardian, August 8, 2017

Molly Ball, "The Final Humiliation of Reince Priebus,'" The Atlantic, July 30, 2017

David Smith, 'The president is a pyromaniac': the week Trump set fire to the White House, The Guardian, July 29, 2017

Jennifer Steinhauer, "On Health, Republicans Find They Cannot Beat Something With Nothing," The New York Times, July 28, 2017

Paul Bedard, "Drudge, Limbaugh created 2016 'voter insurrection,' Trump win," Washington Examiner, July 10, 2017

Maureen Dowd, “Trump’s Hand­to­Hand Combat,” The New York Times, May 27, 2017

Karen Tumulty, Robert Costa, "The GOP inherits what Trump has wrought," The Washington Post, May 26, 2017

E. J. Dionne, “The anti-Trump right is becoming a breed of its own,” Washington Post, May 27, 2017

Jeremy Peters, “The Right Builds an Alternative Narrative About the Crises Around Trump,” The New York Times, May 17, 2017

Alex Roarty and Lindsay Wise, “GOP strategists plot anti-media strategy for 2018 elections,” McClatchy, June 2, 2017

Karen Tumulty, “Trump faces a crisis of credibility — and judgment,” Washington Post, May 16, 2017

Katherine Schulten, "Teaching Orwell and ’1984’ With The New
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Oliver Darcy, "Donald Trump broke the conservative media," Business Insiderm Augist 26, 2016



"Charlie Sykes: Trump and a Gutless GOP Wrecked the Party," The Daily Beast,  October 10, 2017

Kate Scanlon, "Has the right lost its mind? A conservative’s take on what the rise of Trump means for the movement," the Blaze, October 3, 2017

Charlie Sykes Interview: "The Trumpish Right Is Dumb, Cruel and Dishonest" Smashing Interviews, October 3, 2017

Erick Trickey, “Charlie Sykes’ Air War: How one of the most influential #NeverTrumpers is battling his party's nominee and questioning some long-held beliefs,” Politico Magazine

Mark Z. Barabak , “How a top conservative radio host took on Trump, lost his audience and faith, but gained a new perspective,” Los Angeles Times, January 30, 2017

“Spurning Trump, Self-Styled Conservative Gatekeeper Finds Himself On The Margins,” Morning Edition, NPR, September 21, 2016

Mona Charen, “How Charlie Sykes Helped Turn Wisconsin Red,” National Review, December 23, 2016

All Things Considered, “Radio Host Charlie Sykes On Being A 'Contrarian Conservative' In The Age Of Trump,” NPR, December 18, 2016  

Simon Montlake, “Second thoughts from conservative talk radio star: Did we create Trump?” Christian Science Monitor, October 5, 2016  

“Radio Host Charlie Sykes Says Conservative Media Will Give Cover To Trump,” Here and Now, NPR/WBUR  

Jessie Opoien,  “Excommunicated: Charlie Sykes is leaving radio as he questions the direction of the Republican Party,” December 14, 2016

Eli Stokols, “Why Wisconsin's 'Never Trump' movement is different,” Politico, March 30, 2016