IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

Ryan Cooper

MSNBC Columnist

Ryan Cooper is managing editor of The American Prospect. His work has appeared in The Nation, The New Republic and The Washington Post. He is the author of the book "How Are You Going to Pay for That: Smart Answers to the Dumbest Question in Politics."

Ryan Cooper is managing editor of The American Prospect. His work has appeared in The Nation, The New Republic and The Washington Post. He is the author of the book "How Are You Going to Pay for That: Smart Answers to the Dumbest Question in Politics."

Latest from Ryan Cooper

11d ago

Biden should stop worrying and learn to love the platinum coin

Republicans want to put Democrats in a bind, but it would be just as illegal to obey the debt ceiling as it would be to ignore it.
48d ago

Republicans are doing their best to get our military sick

Republicans will force the Pentagon to end its Covid-19 vaccine mandate for service members as part of the national defense budget which makes troops less safe.
60d ago

Biden picked the wrong side in the railroad union fight

President Joe Biden announced Monday that he was siding with freight rail bosses against their workers, who have been at daggers drawn for over half a year.
66d ago

The anti-abortion movement overturned Roe — and only reduced abortions by 6%

Anti-abortion activists are trying to get a Trump-appointed judge to declare abortion pills unconstitutional. But it would likely have only a temporary effect.
89d ago

How Obama blew his retirement

His eloquence on the campaign trail only underlines his absence for most of every election cycle.
101d ago

We need to talk about what's at stake in the midterms

Most coverage would have you think this election is about inflation and gas prices. It isn't.
131d ago

Ukraine's economy is battered from war with Russia. America needs to step in.

Ukraine's counteroffensive is working — but Kyiv is facing a bigger threat than Moscow's mobilization.
147d ago

Starbucks workers are hitting the limits of American labor law

The coffee chain is benefitting from outdated laws that force stores to unionize separately.
161d ago

The biggest problem with Democrats' sales pitch to seniors

Much of Democrats' pitch to elderly Americans in the midterms comes years late and billions of dollars short.
168d ago

How Democrats could actually come out on top in the midterms

For all its faults, the party really has evolved over the past decade.
175d ago

The Senate's failures are much to blame for America's climate crisis

America’s wealth will be of little help if it isn’t spent on necessary programs before disaster strikes.