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).

Citizen Musk

Citizen Musk Citizen Musk

The rise and fall of a would-be media tycoon.

Dec 19, 2022 / Chris Lehmann

Sam Bankman-Fried’s Crypto Scam Is Business as Usual

Sam Bankman-Fried’s Crypto Scam Is Business as Usual Sam Bankman-Fried’s Crypto Scam Is Business as Usual

The legal and regulatory establishment has permitted a pattern of fraud and misrepresentation nested in the very business model of the crypto industry.

Dec 15, 2022 / Chris Lehmann

Elon Musk Buys Social Network Twitter

Elon Musk Is Everything That’s Wrong With the Media Elon Musk Is Everything That’s Wrong With the Media

The aspiring Twitter impresario has taken the major problems of the industry and kicked them into overdrive.

Dec 13, 2022 / Chris Lehmann

Alvin Bragg walking through a corridor after a guilty verdict in the Trump organization prosecution

After Decades of Corruption, Donald Trump Has His First Adverse Legal Verdict After Decades of Corruption, Donald Trump Has His First Adverse Legal Verdict

Will the guilty verdict for the Trump Organization turn the tide on holding the former president accountable?

Dec 7, 2022 / Chris Lehmann

Donald Trump hugs the flag of the United States of America at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in 2020.

The Terminator The Terminator

The former president announced his intentions to dismantle the constitution. The GOP's indifference was deafening.

Dec 6, 2022 / Chris Lehmann

Activists rally with signs in support of unionized rail workers outside the Capitol.

On the Wrong Track: Why Biden Abandoned Rail Workers On the Wrong Track: Why Biden Abandoned Rail Workers

The White House has leveraged the power of Congress to ratify the bargaining terms that management wanted. This outcome is as depressing as it is predictable.

Dec 2, 2022 / Town Called Malice / Chris Lehmann

The Rise and Fall of the American Fraudster

The Rise and Fall of the American Fraudster The Rise and Fall of the American Fraudster

From crypto titan Sam Bankman-Fried to snake oil doctor Mehmet Oz, financial and political scam artists are finally getting what's coming to them.

Nov 30, 2022 / Chris Lehmann

The Power of Negative Thinking

The Power of Negative Thinking The Power of Negative Thinking

Civility and compromise don't work against antidemocratic bullies. The left wins by rousing its own base, rather than grasping at the middle.

Nov 21, 2022 / Chris Lehmann

Republicans Are Sticking to a Losing Game

Republicans Are Sticking to a Losing Game Republicans Are Sticking to a Losing Game

In a nomination meeting, the GOP planned to retain Mitch McConnell as Senate minority leader and Kevin McCarthy as speaker of the House.

Nov 17, 2022 / Chris Lehmann

Police line outside the Pelosi home in San Francisc

After the Attack on Paul Pelosi, the GOP Again Is the Party of No Shame After the Attack on Paul Pelosi, the GOP Again Is the Party of No Shame

As recently as 2006, Republicans could take an internal political scandal seriously. Not anymore.

Nov 10, 2022 / Editorial / Chris Lehmann

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