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).

Florida Goveror Ron DeSantis during a press conference

Ron DeSantis’s Struggle Ron DeSantis’s Struggle

In a paranoid rant disguised as campaign memoir, the Florida governor and aspiring presidential candidate blames the left for all his problems.

Mar 3, 2023 / Chris Lehmann

Representative Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.)

Do Voters Really Want More CIA Analysts in Congress? Do Voters Really Want More CIA Analysts in Congress?

Michigan Representative Elissa Slotkin is vying for a Senate seat in 2024, touting her national security experience. But, in spite of conventional wisdom, her background doesn't gu...

Feb 28, 2023 / Chris Lehmann

Vivek Ramaswamy speaks

Vivek Ramaswamy Enters the Fray Vivek Ramaswamy Enters the Fray

The merit-obsessed entrepreneur has made his pitch for the Republican primary nomination based on the hoary myth of libertarian achievement.

Feb 24, 2023 / Chris Lehmann

The Internal Decapitation of Fox News

The Internal Decapitation of Fox News The Internal Decapitation of Fox News

Documents from Dominion Voting Systems’s lawsuit against Fox show the network’s awareness of the flimsiness of its stolen-election narrative.

Feb 20, 2023 / Chris Lehmann

Former president Trump’s legal team

Trump’s Legal Team Is in Hot Water Trump’s Legal Team Is in Hot Water

With a federal prosecutor seeking an exception to the former president's attorney-client privilege, a Georgia court has recommended that some of his allies be charged with perjury.

Feb 17, 2023 / Chris Lehmann

Pamela Paul

You Do Not, Under Any Circumstances, “Gotta Hand It to” Ron DeSantis You Do Not, Under Any Circumstances, “Gotta Hand It to” Ron DeSantis

Pamela Paul's latest New York Times op-ed argues that the left should take a lesson from the right-wing Florida governor.

Feb 9, 2023 / Chris Lehmann

President Joe Biden shakes hands with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy

Facing a Divided Congress, Biden Takes a Populist Stance Facing a Divided Congress, Biden Takes a Populist Stance

In his first State of the Union address since last year’s midterms, the president upheld a program of economic justice and stood firm against GOP obstructionists.

Feb 8, 2023 / Chris Lehmann

QAnon Is the Latest American Conspiracy Theory

QAnon Is the Latest American Conspiracy Theory QAnon Is the Latest American Conspiracy Theory

The rise of the right-wing paranoid fantasy, egged on by Donald Trump and Marjorie Taylor Greene, reflects deep currents in American politics.

Feb 6, 2023 / Feature / Chris Lehmann

Today’s GOP Is the Totalitarian Force It Claims to Oppose

Today’s GOP Is the Totalitarian Force It Claims to Oppose Today’s GOP Is the Totalitarian Force It Claims to Oppose

The right’s intrusion into private life is exactly the characteristic of modern authoritarianism decried by 20th-century conservatives.

Feb 3, 2023 / Chris Lehmann

Donald Trump is greeted by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

Trump’s New Platform Goes Attack Mode on Schools Trump’s New Platform Goes Attack Mode on Schools

With a Ron DeSantis run on the horizon, Donald Trump announced his intentions to privatize education and restrict academic freedom.

Feb 1, 2023 / Chris Lehmann

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