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.

The Power of Covid-Positive Thinking

The Power of Covid-Positive Thinking The Power of Covid-Positive Thinking

Trump's illness hasn't made him wiser, or more honest. But it has made him more dangerous.

Oct 15, 2020 / Editorial / Jeet Heer for The Nation

Amy Coney Barrett watches Mitch McConnell speak

Barrett’s Evasions Show Why Expanding the Court Is Necessary Barrett’s Evasions Show Why Expanding the Court Is Necessary

The Republican deal with the devil to tolerate Trumpian corruption in exchange for a supermajority deserves both scorn and redress.

Oct 14, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Donald Trump

President Quack Is Ready to Hawk His Magic Elixir President Quack Is Ready to Hawk His Magic Elixir

Trump’s claim to personal victory over Covid-19 is a dangerous lie both for himself and the nation.

Oct 12, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Trump Keeps Inciting Domestic Terrorism

Trump Keeps Inciting Domestic Terrorism Trump Keeps Inciting Domestic Terrorism

Even after the FBI disrupted an alleged terrorist plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the president keeps fanning the flames of violence.

Oct 9, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Pence Looks Normal Only in Comparison to Trump

Pence Looks Normal Only in Comparison to Trump Pence Looks Normal Only in Comparison to Trump

The vice president tried to give a more acceptable face to Trumpian politics, with partial success.

Oct 8, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Donald Trump stands on the balcony of the White House taking off a surgical mask

This Is Your President on Drugs This Is Your President on Drugs

The president is infectious, medicated, and erratic while working with a depleted staff.

Oct 7, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Richard Hofstadter’s Discontents

Richard Hofstadter’s Discontents Richard Hofstadter’s Discontents

Why did the historian come to fear the very movements he once would have celebrated?

Oct 6, 2020 / Books & the Arts / Jeet Heer

Trump May Be Infectious, but He’s Still Ignorant

Trump May Be Infectious, but He’s Still Ignorant Trump May Be Infectious, but He’s Still Ignorant

Testing positive for Covid-19 has done nothing to change the president’s thinking about the pandemic.

Oct 5, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Donald Trump points at the crowd from the stage at a rally as people behind him wave signs supporting him.

Positive! Trump’s Covid Bungling Now Takes a Personal Toll Positive! Trump’s Covid Bungling Now Takes a Personal Toll

Democrats should not shy away from using news of Trump’s Covid test to hammer home the lesson that he has bungled the crisis.

Oct 2, 2020 / Jeet Heer

With Help From Chris Wallace, Trump Attacked American Democracy

With Help From Chris Wallace, Trump Attacked American Democracy With Help From Chris Wallace, Trump Attacked American Democracy

Enabled by the weak moderation, the president used the debate to legitimize a hate group and threaten intimidation at the polling station.

Sep 30, 2020 / Jeet Heer

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