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.

William Barr

How Long Can William Barr Get Away With Laughing at Justice? How Long Can William Barr Get Away With Laughing at Justice?

The attorney general has corrupted the Department of Justice. It’s unclear if he will ever pay a price.

Jun 24, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Da 5 Bloods

The World Is Finally Catching Up to Spike Lee The World Is Finally Catching Up to Spike Lee

From Do the Right Thing to Da 5 Bloods, no American filmmaker speaks more urgently to our times.

Jun 22, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Mural

The First Wave of Covid-19 Isn’t Over Yet The First Wave of Covid-19 Isn’t Over Yet

Even with a competent president, we’d still be in deep trouble.

Jun 17, 2020 / no-paywall / Jeet Heer

Tom Cotton slightly smiling in a black suit

Tom Cotton Is Not a Free Speech Martyr Tom Cotton Is Not a Free Speech Martyr

Addicted to the culture-war story line, pundits keep whitewashing a dangerous call to unleash the military on American citizens.

Jun 15, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Joe Biden’s Secret Weapon Is Grief

Joe Biden’s Secret Weapon Is Grief Joe Biden’s Secret Weapon Is Grief

The presumptive Democratic nominee has a gift for empathy that can help him win the election. But will a mourner in chief be able to govern?

Jun 12, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Stop Blaming ‘Outside Agitators’ for America’s Problems

Stop Blaming ‘Outside Agitators’ for America’s Problems Stop Blaming ‘Outside Agitators’ for America’s Problems

Some liberals have joined Trump in scapegoating fringe individuals and movements for a deep-seated social crisis.

Jun 10, 2020 / Jeet Heer

America Is Fracturing—and So Is ‘The New York Times’

America Is Fracturing—and So Is ‘The New York Times’ America Is Fracturing—and So Is ‘The New York Times’

In the current crisis, the stakes are too high to chase clickbait.

Jun 8, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Tom Cotton

Tom Cotton Is Preparing to Be Trump 2.0 Tom Cotton Is Preparing to Be Trump 2.0

The Arkansas senator is a master of trolling the media and could unite the Republican Party. That would make him much more dangerous than Trump.

Jun 5, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Trump Is Using the Military to Hide His Weakness

Trump Is Using the Military to Hide His Weakness Trump Is Using the Military to Hide His Weakness

The president’s show of strength demonstrates the precariousness of his authority.

Jun 3, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Police

The Fire This Time The Fire This Time

The insurrection against racist policing has deep roots in America’s past but also points toward a different future.

Jun 1, 2020 / Jeet Heer

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