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).

Attorney General Merrick Garland is sworn in as he testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Department of Justice, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, June 4, 2024.

House Republicans Have Voted to Hold Merrick Garland in Contempt House Republicans Have Voted to Hold Merrick Garland in Contempt

The vote followed demands that the US attorney general turn over recordings of President Biden’s interviews with Robert Hur.

Jun 13, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Trump Las Vegas Rally

Donald Trump Jumps the Shark Donald Trump Jumps the Shark

The former president’s rants are more incoherent than ever. But he doesn’t need to make sense to keep his followers in the tank.

Jun 12, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

The Theocratic Blueprint for Trump’s Next Term

The Theocratic Blueprint for Trump’s Next Term The Theocratic Blueprint for Trump’s Next Term

How the Christian nationalist vanguard would pursue unprecedented power over all branches of government.

Jun 6, 2024 / Feature / Chris Lehmann

President Joe Biden, right, and Vice President Kamala Harris wave and give thumbs up during a campaign event at Girard College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 29, 2024.

Why Are Democrats Holding Their Fire on Trump’s Conviction? Why Are Democrats Holding Their Fire on Trump’s Conviction?

For Biden consultants to look out at this set of conditions and say “We just don’t know what to do” is worse than political malpractice; it’s civic idiocy

Jun 5, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, departs a House Oversight Committee meeting at Capitol Hill on January 10, 2024. in Washington, DC.

The GOP’s Slapdash Hunter Biden Conspiracies The GOP’s Slapdash Hunter Biden Conspiracies

Ignoring actual facts, Republicans are trying to turn the president’s son’s sad, seamy saga into an election scandal.

Jun 3, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton shares a moment with then–Vice President Joe Biden during a portrait unveiling ceremony for then–Senate minority leader Senator Harry Reid on December 8, 2016.

Young People See “a Dying Empire” Because They’re Paying Attention Young People See “a Dying Empire” Because They’re Paying Attention

For decades, the Democratic Party has conducted low-grade generational warfare against young Americans.

May 30, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Demand Justice projects the “Stop the Steal” upside-down American flag on the US Supreme Court Building on May 21, 2024, to call attention to Justice Alito’s actions in Washington, DC.

The Upside-Down Ethics of “The Washington Post” The Upside-Down Ethics of “The Washington Post”

The newspaper sat on the Alito flag news for three and a half years. The story reveals how clinging to a notion of journalistic impartiality can harm basic reporting.

May 29, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Joe Biden tries on a pair of sunglasses on in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Biden’s Desperate Bid to Reclaim the Youth Vote Is Missing the Point Biden’s Desperate Bid to Reclaim the Youth Vote Is Missing the Point

Recent policies regarding student debt and cannabis seem like naked appeals to a crucial demographic that cares most about US involvement in Israel’s war on Gaza.

May 23, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Group Photograph Of U.S. Supreme Court Justices

Samuel Alito Brings the Culture War to His Own Front Yard Samuel Alito Brings the Culture War to His Own Front Yard

The Supreme Court justice had an upside-down flag flying at his home, in an apparent reference to the “Stop the Steal” campaign.

May 20, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

President Donald Trump arrives to deliver remarks about American energy production during a visit to the Double Eagle Energy Oil Rig, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Midland, Texas.

Biden’s Best Move Is to Declare Class War. Why Is He Holding Back? Biden’s Best Move Is to Declare Class War. Why Is He Holding Back?

Economy / May 16, 2024 Biden’s Best Move Is to Declare Class War. Why Is He Holding Back? With Donald Trump making promises to oil barons, the President has avoided making his…

May 16, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

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