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).

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas

The Mayorkas Impeachment Is Just the Latest GOP Stunt The Mayorkas Impeachment Is Just the Latest GOP Stunt

The inquisition of the secretary of Homeland Security, without any evidence to speak of, does little other than rile up the MAGA base—and its leader.

Feb 15, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

President Biden and Mike Johnson

Republicans Aren’t Going to Stop Talking About Biden’s Age Republicans Aren’t Going to Stop Talking About Biden’s Age

Congress is planning additional hearings about the president's fitness to hold office. It’s a convenient distraction from a stagnant system serving up the same two candidates agai...

Feb 14, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.) attends a roundtable on the southern border at the US Capitol on January 31, 2024, in Washington, D.C.

Republicans Got the Border Deal They Wanted. Why Are They Disowning It? Republicans Got the Border Deal They Wanted. Why Are They Disowning It?

The Senate agreement is a historic win for the anti-immigration GOP. But Speaker of the House Mike Johnson has pronounced it “dead on arrival.”

Feb 6, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Taylor Swift football game

Taylor Swift, Enemy of the People Taylor Swift, Enemy of the People

The MAGA movement—including the big man himself—has gone on the offensive against the megastar pop singer.

Feb 1, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Texas National Guards place razor wires at the Shelby Park area as the guards continue to patrol the Rio Grande River, even though the US Supreme Court abolished this decision, on January 29, 2024, in Texas.

GOP Border Theatrics Have Escalated to Threats of Civil War GOP Border Theatrics Have Escalated to Threats of Civil War

Republican states have pledged to mobilize National Guard troops to defend the placement of razor wire at Texas’s southern border.

Jan 30, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell Caves In to Donald Trump Yet Again Mitch McConnell Caves In to Donald Trump Yet Again

A potential border deal may fall through, as the Senate minority leader scrambles to make concessions to his party’s putative nominee.

Jan 26, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

House of Representatives floor

The New Do-Nothing Congress The New Do-Nothing Congress

Representatives failed to make progress on most matters of consequence for the past year, but they sure had a lot to say.

Jan 25, 2024 / Column / Chris Lehmann

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.) speaks to the press alongside from left, Representatives Mike Turner, (R-Ala.), Mike Rogers, (R-Ohio), and Mike McCaul, (R-Tex.), following a meeting with President Joe Biden and congressional leaders outside the West Wing of the White House in Washingtion, D.C., Wednesday, January 17, 2024.

Border Wars: The Phantom Menace Border Wars: The Phantom Menace

Congress has once again extended the deadline for a budget agreement, all but guaranteeing a sequel to threats of a government shutdown.

Jan 19, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Vivek Ramaswamy Holds His Caucus Night Party In Iowa

Vivek Ramaswamy Crashes and Burns Vivek Ramaswamy Crashes and Burns

On Tuesday, the anti-woke entrepreneur dropped out of the GOP presidential race.

Jan 17, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Former president Trump Attends D.C. Appeals Court Hearing Over Immunity In 2020 Election Case

Trump’s Lawyers Argue That Their Client Is Above the Law Trump’s Lawyers Argue That Their Client Is Above the Law

The former president made an appearance in court as his legal team made the case for his absolute immunity from prosecution.

Jan 10, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

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