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).

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

Marjorie Taylor Greene waving at a rally

Will Marjorie Taylor Greene Be the Republican Nominee for Vice President? Will Marjorie Taylor Greene Be the Republican Nominee for Vice President?

The Congress member and conspiracist is reportedly positioning herself to be Trump’s running mate—but her ambitions may be even bigger.

Jan 27, 2023 / Chris Lehmann

Biden’s Former Covid Czar Steps Up to Run the Show

Biden’s Former Covid Czar Steps Up to Run the Show Biden’s Former Covid Czar Steps Up to Run the Show

As public health remains an ongoing concern, Biden’s next chief of staff enters his new role with a record of privatization.

Jan 25, 2023 / Chris Lehmann

The Media Can’t Get Enough of the Debt Ceiling

The Media Can’t Get Enough of the Debt Ceiling The Media Can’t Get Enough of the Debt Ceiling

The debt limit on government spending is an obsolete holdover from a century ago. But the political media can't stop equivocating over it.

Jan 23, 2023 / Chris Lehmann

Did Twitter Let Trump Post His Way Into a Coup?

Did Twitter Let Trump Post His Way Into a Coup? Did Twitter Let Trump Post His Way Into a Coup?

The January 6 report omits the committee’s own analysis of the role social media played in the insurrection at the US Capitol.

Jan 19, 2023 / Chris Lehmann

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