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.

Like Lincoln, Biden Will Be Inaugurated Under the Shadow of Violence

Like Lincoln, Biden Will Be Inaugurated Under the Shadow of Violence Like Lincoln, Biden Will Be Inaugurated Under the Shadow of Violence

With Washington swarming with troops and his travel schedule derailed, the president-elect faces the same dilemma as that of 1861.

Jan 18, 2021 / Jeet Heer

Nixon’s Ghost Haunts the Impeachment—and American Culture

Nixon’s Ghost Haunts the Impeachment—and American Culture Nixon’s Ghost Haunts the Impeachment—and American Culture

Trump hates to be compared to earlier disgraced presidents, but he lives under Nixon’s shadow along with the rest of us.

Jan 15, 2021 / Jeet Heer

Biden’s China Problem: Resisting a New Cold War in Asia

Biden’s China Problem: Resisting a New Cold War in Asia Biden’s China Problem: Resisting a New Cold War in Asia

The breakdown of the neoliberal consensus creates an opening for a more progressive China policy—while also increasing the danger of war.

Jan 14, 2021 / Feature / Jeet Heer

Tech Giants Can’t Be Trusted to Police Speech

Tech Giants Can’t Be Trusted to Police Speech Tech Giants Can’t Be Trusted to Police Speech

The job of regulating incendiary discourse belongs to democratically elected governments, not powerful private interests.

Jan 13, 2021 / Editorial / Jeet Heer for The Nation

Military in the Capitol Insurrection Should Face Courts-Martial

Military in the Capitol Insurrection Should Face Courts-Martial Military in the Capitol Insurrection Should Face Courts-Martial

Involvement of current and former troops in a failed putsch strikes at the heart of democracy. The response can’t be left to law enforcement alone.

Jan 11, 2021 / Jeet Heer

The Enablers of Insurrection Should Be Ostracized

The Enablers of Insurrection Should Be Ostracized The Enablers of Insurrection Should Be Ostracized

A corrupt and seditious president has constructed a system of impunity. But there are still ways to punish those who helped him.

Jan 8, 2021 / Jeet Heer

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

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