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Charles Sykes

Charlie Sykes is the editor-in-chief of The Bulwark, host of The Bulwark Podcast, and an NBC/ MSNBC contributor.

He is also author of nine books, including A Nation of Victims, Dumbing Down Our Kids, Profscam, The Hollow Men, The End of Privacy, 50 Rules Kids Won’t Learn in School,  A Nation of Moochers, and Fail U. The False Promise of Higher Education. He was co-editor of the National Review College Guide.

His most recent book, How the Right Lost Its Mind, published by St. Martin’s Press, was released in October 2017. An updated paperback edition was released in October, 2018.

Sykes has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic,  The Weekly Standard, The Washington Post, Commentary, The Wall Street Journal, Politico, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek,, USA Today, National Review, The New York Review of Books, the New York Daily News,  and other national publications. He has appeared on Meet the Press, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, State of the Union with Jake Tapper, the Today Show, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, PBS, the BBC, and has been profiled on NPR. He has also spoken extensively on university campuses.

He is a former contributing editor to the Weekly Standard; he also has served as editor of Milwaukee Magazine; editor of Wisconsin Interest Magazine; and founder and editor in chief of Right Wisconsin.

Sykes serves as the president of Defending Democracy Together Institute, sits on the advisory board of the Democracy Fund, and is a member of the board of Stand Up Republic.  

Until he stepped down in December 2016 after 23 years, Sykes was one of Wisconsin’s top-rated and most influential conservative talk show hosts. In 2017, he was co-host of the national public radio show, “Indivisible,” which originated from WNYC.

He lives in Mequon, Wisconsin with his wife and three dogs. He has three children, and two grandchildren.

Articles by Charles Sykes

April 23, 2019 1:08 pm

Romney, Alone

If only his comments about the Mueller report had inspired some of his fellow Republicans.
Charles Sykes
April 22, 2019 12:37 pm

Should Congress Impeach Trump? Definitely Maybe.

Build the case before dropping the hammer.
Charles Sykes
April 18, 2019 4:45 pm

This Is What Obstruction Looks Like

Now we know why the pre-spin was so important for Trump World. While the Mueller report does not find evidence…
Charles Sykes
April 17, 2019 11:43 am

First They Came for the Books

A Critical Race Theory Librarian speaks out about the oppressive whiteness of books.
Charles Sykes
April 17, 2019 4:32 am

Bad Faith All Around

And a little hypocrisy for good measure.
Charles Sykes
April 11, 2019 4:13 am

Seven Reasons Not to Trust William Barr

Why don’t I love him? Let us count the ways.
Charles Sykes
April 10, 2019 4:05 am

@DevinCow Is Hilarious. Nunes’s Lawsuits Against Twitter and Others Are Not.

The last time we heard from Devin Nunes, he was filing a $250 million lawsuit against a political…
Charles Sykes
March 26, 2019 11:39 am

Bill Barr, Unreliable Narrator

The memo summarizing the Mueller report raises some questions.
Charles Sykes
March 24, 2019 6:08 pm

No Collusion. No Exoneration.

The failure to indict is not a finding of innocence.
Charles Sykes
March 18, 2019 4:19 am

The Senate GOP Hall of Fame and Hall of Shame

From best to absolute worst, we rank them.
Charles Sykes