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.

How Long Can Biden Avoid Confronting Trump?

How Long Can Biden Avoid Confronting Trump? How Long Can Biden Avoid Confronting Trump?

The president-elect has decided that the current president is best ignored. But what if Trump remains a force in political life?

Nov 23, 2020 / Jeet Heer

The Perils of Not Prosecuting Trump

The Perils of Not Prosecuting Trump The Perils of Not Prosecuting Trump

Joe Biden is wary of a legal reckoning against his predecessor, but to let Trump go would be to sanction future corruption.

Nov 20, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Rudy Giuliani stands at a podium speaking to the press

Even a Clownish Coup Can Still Hurt Democracy Even a Clownish Coup Can Still Hurt Democracy

As the president’s campaign maintains its futile effort to steal the election, we all bear the cost.

Nov 18, 2020 / Jeet Heer

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Letters From the November 11/December 7, 2020, Issue Letters From the November 11/December 7, 2020, Issue

Hofstadter’s legacy…

Nov 17, 2020 / Letters / Our Readers and Jeet Heer

The Coup That Succeeded

The Coup That Succeeded The Coup That Succeeded

The most dangerous blows to American democracy have come not from Trump but from the national security establishment.

Nov 16, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Donald Trump stands looking forlorn in the rain under a black umbrella

Trump’s Final Dereliction of Duty Trump’s Final Dereliction of Duty

In the twilight of his presidency, Donald Trump has retreated into fantasy, leaving Biden with a big mess.

Nov 13, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Donald Trump walks past a row of troops in full uniform.

Not a Coup but a Cover-Up and a Con Game Not a Coup but a Cover-Up and a Con Game

Trump is refusing to concede and purging the civilian leadership of the Pentagon. The moment requires vigilance rather than panic.

Nov 11, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris wave to the crowd

The High Cost of Defeating Donald Trump The High Cost of Defeating Donald Trump

Joe Biden built an impressive coalition to defeat a sitting president. Too bad he did so at the expense of his own party.

Nov 9, 2020 / Jeet Heer

A crowd of white people adorned with American flags stand outside the Pennsylvania capitol, one sign says

Trump’s Dangerous Endgame Trump’s Dangerous Endgame

By claiming the election has been stolen from him, Trump is poisoning Joe Biden’s victory.

Nov 6, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Election Day 2: Live Updates About the 2020 Ballot Count

Election Day 2: Live Updates About the 2020 Ballot Count Election Day 2: Live Updates About the 2020 Ballot Count

Without a clear decision on Election Night, Election 2020 just got even messier. Join Jeet Heer for Day 2’s twists and turns.

Nov 4, 2020 / Jeet Heer

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