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).

Liz Truss Resigns As Prime Minister Of The United Kingdom

Democrats Need to Warn Against a Truss Economy Democrats Need to Warn Against a Truss Economy

The decline and fall of the UK prime minister and Conservative Party leader is a real-world case study for a Republican economic program in the US.

Oct 24, 2022 / Chris Lehmann

Donald Trump Tells American Jews What to Think

Donald Trump Tells American Jews What to Think Donald Trump Tells American Jews What to Think

In a blatant appeal to conservative Christians, the former president delivered an online rant on the state of Israel with anti-Semitic overtones.

Oct 20, 2022 / Chris Lehmann

J.D. Vance Declares Culture War on Tim Ryan

J.D. Vance Declares Culture War on Tim Ryan J.D. Vance Declares Culture War on Tim Ryan

In this week’s debate in Youngstown, Ohio, the Republican candidate made a play to energize a far-right base against the Democratic congressman.

Oct 18, 2022 / Chris Lehmann

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene speaking outside the Capitol during a 2021 House Freedom Caucus news conference. From left to right behind her are Reps. Scott Perry, Ralph Norman, Andy Harris, Randy Weber, Dan Bishop, Andrew Clyde, Bob Good, Mary Miller, Louie Gohmert, and Chip Roy.

Trump Toadies Control the Republican Party Trump Toadies Control the Republican Party

The Republican Party’s official agenda is a capitulation to extremists and a display of distortion and aggression. 

Oct 18, 2022 / Editorial / Chris Lehmann

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) during his weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol.

Kevin McCarthy Is a Quisling Who Stands Apart Kevin McCarthy Is a Quisling Who Stands Apart

Two news stories highlighting the House minority speaker’s role in downplaying the January 6 coup attempt show him to be a weak and amoral Trump collaborator.

Oct 13, 2022 / Chris Lehmann

Alden Capital Denver Post protest

The Vultures at Alden Capital Want Us to Believe Their Neutrality Is in Good Faith The Vultures at Alden Capital Want Us to Believe Their Neutrality Is in Good Faith

Ending the practice of endorsing presidential candidates isn’t an honorable act of bipartisanship. It’s a craven act of corporate greed.

Oct 10, 2022 / Chris Lehmann

Maggie Haberman’s Trump Biography Buys Into the Myth

Maggie Haberman’s Trump Biography Buys Into the Myth Maggie Haberman’s Trump Biography Buys Into the Myth

The book's focus on an individualized rise to power lets the American media, political system, and cult of entrepreneurship off the hook.

Oct 5, 2022 / Chris Lehmann

The Tyranny of the Supreme Court

The Tyranny of the Supreme Court The Tyranny of the Supreme Court

With its Trump-secured right-wing majority, the Supreme Court has reverted to long-standing form as a bastion of reactionary policy.

Oct 4, 2022 / Chris Lehmann

Bipartisanship Is Bullshit

Bipartisanship Is Bullshit Bipartisanship Is Bullshit

Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema claimed in a recent speech that voters hunger for greater cooperation in Congress. History shows that it’s a dead end.

Sep 29, 2022 / Chris Lehmann

Trump’s Embrace of QAnon Realizes the Dream of the Religious Right

Trump’s Embrace of QAnon Realizes the Dream of the Religious Right Trump’s Embrace of QAnon Realizes the Dream of the Religious Right

For evangelicals and conservative Christians, the former president's cult-like rallies have placed their ritualized militancy at the center of American politics.

Sep 23, 2022 / Highlights / Chris Lehmann

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