Jeet Heer

National Affairs Correspondent

@HeerJeet

Jeet Heer is a national affairs correspondent for The Nation and host of the weekly Nation podcast, The Time of Monsters. He also pens the monthly column “Morbid Symptoms.” The author of In Love with Art: Francoise Mouly’s Adventures in Comics with Art Spiegelman (2013) and Sweet Lechery: Reviews, Essays and Profiles (2014), Heer has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, The American Prospect, The GuardianThe New Republic, and The Boston Globe.

Winners and Losers in Georgia

Winners and Losers in Georgia Winners and Losers in Georgia

Crucial Senate races are victories not just for Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff but also for the Democratic Party—and American democracy.

Jan 6, 2021 / Jeet Heer

Donald Trump on the phone

A Clown Coup That Deserves Serious Punishment A Clown Coup That Deserves Serious Punishment

Though pathetic and doomed to failure, Trump’s attempt to overturn the election still merits impeachment, censure—and criminal investigation.

Jan 4, 2021 / Jeet Heer

Mitch McConnell

The Stimulus Battle Highlights McConnell’s Pernicious Politics The Stimulus Battle Highlights McConnell’s Pernicious Politics

The Senate majority leader remains the master of obstruction as he blocks the popular $2,000 check.

Dec 30, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Donald Trump

Even as a Weak President, Trump Has Undermined Democracy Even as a Weak President, Trump Has Undermined Democracy

Singularly unable to achieve his legislative agenda or run an effective administration, Trump instead relied on dangerous demagogic theater.

Dec 28, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Donald Trump sits at his desk in the Oval Office, making a pouting face

Trump’s Chaos Makes Christmas Come Early for Nancy Pelosi Trump’s Chaos Makes Christmas Come Early for Nancy Pelosi

His final month in office is a roller coaster as he threatens a coup, issues vile pardons, and disrupts the stimulus deal.

Dec 23, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Avril Haines

The CIA Is Running Death Squads in Afghanistan The CIA Is Running Death Squads in Afghanistan

Reports of atrocities supported by the American intelligence agency underscore the need to end America’s longest war.

Dec 21, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Herman Mankiewicz

‘Mank’ Recovers the Radical Roots of ‘Citizen Kane’ ‘Mank’ Recovers the Radical Roots of ‘Citizen Kane’

The biopic of writer Herman Mankiewicz recuperates the subversive politics of a cinematic masterpiece.

Dec 18, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell

Biden’s Risky Peace Offering to Republicans Biden’s Risky Peace Offering to Republicans

The president-elect thinks he can work with an opposition that only partly acknowledges his victory. Progressives need to prepare a Plan B.

Dec 16, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Tammany Hall

Joe Biden Needs to Revive the Spirit of Tammany Hall Joe Biden Needs to Revive the Spirit of Tammany Hall

In the current crisis, Americans needs fewer high-minded speeches and more jobs and money.

Dec 14, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Bob Dylan at Montfort Hall, Leicester (U.K.) in 1965.

How Bob Dylan Wrote the Second Great American Songbook How Bob Dylan Wrote the Second Great American Songbook

The sale of the singer-songwriter’s catalogue is a reminder of his massive cultural legacy.

Dec 11, 2020 / Jeet Heer

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