Chris Lehmann

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Chris Lehmann is the DC 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).

The Next Item on the Republican Agenda Is Naming an Airport After Trump

The Next Item on the Republican Agenda Is Naming an Airport After Trump The Next Item on the Republican Agenda Is Naming an Airport After Trump

A House bill proposes renaming Washington Dulles “Donald J. Trump International Airport.” It perfectly sums up the GOP's approach to governing.

Apr 4, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Trump’s Threats Against Opponents Are Getting Increasingly Violent

Trump’s Threats Against Opponents Are Getting Increasingly Violent Trump’s Threats Against Opponents Are Getting Increasingly Violent

The former president’s rhetoric is characteristically over the top. But his agenda for a second presidential term targets an array of personal enemies.

Apr 2, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Trump’s New Line of Work: Bible Salesman

Trump’s New Line of Work: Bible Salesman Trump’s New Line of Work: Bible Salesman

In a quick cash-grab to foot the bill for his legal troubles, the former president has teamed up with country singer Lee Greenwood to peddle branded scripture.

Mar 28, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Donald Trump's social media platform Truth Social is shown on a cell phone.

Trump Is Up to His Old Tricks to Pay His Bills Trump Is Up to His Old Tricks to Pay His Bills

To make the bond to appeal his civil fraud cause, the former president orchestrated a merger for his social media platform, Truth Social.

Mar 26, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

US Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), Mike Johnson (R-La.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), 2023.

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Vacant Motion Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Vacant Motion

The Georgia representative filed a motion to vacate Speaker of the House Mike Johnson this morning.

Mar 22, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Supreme Court Associate Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett talk before President Joe Biden's State of the Union address in February 2023.

Courts Clash Over Texas’s Draconian Immigration Law Courts Clash Over Texas’s Draconian Immigration Law

After a Supreme Court ruling reversed a stay on the controversial SB 4 bill, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals promptly reinstated it.

Mar 20, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump arrives for a rally at the Dayton International Airport on March 16, 2024, in Vandalia, Ohio.

Why Can’t the Political Press Just Say the Truth About Trump? Why Can’t the Political Press Just Say the Truth About Trump?

Trump wants to be a dictator, and the pundit class keeps obfuscating that crucial fact.

Mar 19, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

A statue modeled after the Statue of Liberty holds up a cross instead of a torch with “America Return to Christ” outside of World Overcomers Church in Memphis, Tenn., on January 7, 2018.

The Terrifying Christian Nationalist Crusade to Conquer America The Terrifying Christian Nationalist Crusade to Conquer America

An extremist evangelical movement has set itself up to formulate the governing priorities of a second Trump administration.

Mar 13, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Representative Marjorie Taylor Green, a Republican from Georgia, in the House Chamber during a State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., on March 7, 2024.

The MAGA Aesthetic Is Beginning to Rot The MAGA Aesthetic Is Beginning to Rot

The stable of imagery associated with the far-right insurgency no longer seems as fresh as it did when Trump first donned his red cap.

Mar 11, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Capitol Hill

Kyrsten Sinema Does Us All a Favor Kyrsten Sinema Does Us All a Favor

The formerly Democratic Arizona senator announced on Super Tuesday that she wouldn't be seeking reelection.

Mar 6, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

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