Chris Lehmann

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Chris Lehmann is the D.C. Bureau chief for The Nation and a contributing editor at The Baffler. He was formerly editor of The Baffler and The New Republic, and is the author, most recently, of The Money Cult: Capitalism, Christianity, and the Unmaking of the American Dream (Melville House, 2016).

Joe Biden tries on a pair of sunglasses on in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Biden’s Desperate Bid to Reclaim the Youth Vote Is Missing the Point Biden’s Desperate Bid to Reclaim the Youth Vote Is Missing the Point

Recent policies regarding student debt and cannabis seem like naked appeals to a crucial demographic that cares most about US involvement in Israel’s war on Gaza.

May 23, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Group Photograph Of U.S. Supreme Court Justices

Samuel Alito Brings the Culture War to His Own Front Yard Samuel Alito Brings the Culture War to His Own Front Yard

The Supreme Court justice had an upside-down flag flying at his home, in an apparent reference to the “Stop the Steal” campaign.

May 20, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

President Donald Trump arrives to deliver remarks about American energy production during a visit to the Double Eagle Energy Oil Rig, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Midland, Texas.

Biden’s Best Move Is to Declare Class War. Why Is He Holding Back? Biden’s Best Move Is to Declare Class War. Why Is He Holding Back?

With Donald Trump making promises to oil barons, the President has avoided making his Republican opponent's connections to corporate America a feature of his reelection campaign.

May 16, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Michael Cohen, former president Donald Trump's former attorney, arrives at his home after leaving Manhattan Criminal Court on May 13, 2024, in New York City.

Michael Cohen’s Testimony Reveals the Sad Life of a Trump Toady Michael Cohen’s Testimony Reveals the Sad Life of a Trump Toady

Trump’s former lawyer described in court how the former president demands total sycophancy from his underlings.

May 14, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

President Joe Biden in Emancipation Hall at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., on May 7, 2024. Biden denounced antisemitism at college campus protests against Israel during an annual Holocaust commemoration.

What Biden’s Holocaust Speech Ignored What Biden’s Holocaust Speech Ignored

The president’s ahistorical account of Gaza failed to acknowledge the discomfiting truth that brutalized communities can visit the same traumas on others.

May 8, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Donald Trump listens as South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem speaks during a Buckeye Values PAC Rally in Vandalia, Ohio, on March 16, 2024.

Kristi Noem Is the Latest Republican to Learn You Can’t Out-Trump Donald Trump Kristi Noem Is the Latest Republican to Learn You Can’t Out-Trump Donald Trump

The South Dakota governor's attempt at mimicking the former president’s obstreperous public image has fallen disastrously flat.

May 7, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

The Atlantic editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg.

Save Us All From The Atlantic’s Protest Coverage Save Us All From The Atlantic’s Protest Coverage

The magazine has unleashed its top writers on the Palestine student movement. The results have been as dire as you might imagine.

May 6, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) and ranking member Richard Neal, (D-MA) in the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, DC.

The Bipartisan War on Pro-Palestinian Activism The Bipartisan War on Pro-Palestinian Activism

A House bill asks the Treasury to revoke the nonprofit status of suspected “terrorist supporting organizations.” Advocates are already singling out Muslim and Palestinian groups.

Apr 29, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

The National Enquirer in a Florence, South Carolina, supermarket on September 14, 2016.

Pecker Exposes Lengths Taken to Please Trump Pecker Exposes Lengths Taken to Please Trump

Testimony by the former National Enquirer publisher detailed the Trump campaign’s involvement in directing the tabloid's coverage of the 2016 election.

Apr 24, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill, in March 2024.

The House Foreign Aid Bills Have Put a Target on Mike Johnson’s Back The House Foreign Aid Bills Have Put a Target on Mike Johnson’s Back

After a vote in favor of sending $95 billion to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan passed, far right Republicans are threatening a motion to vacate the speaker of the house.

Apr 22, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

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