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.

Donald Trump

Trump Toys With a Let-Them-Die Response to the Pandemic Trump Toys With a Let-Them-Die Response to the Pandemic

Goaded by the right-wing media, the president is arguing for a dangerous strategy of letting the virus run wild in order to save the economy.

Mar 23, 2020 / no-paywall / Jeet Heer

Elizabeth Warren

Make Elizabeth Warren the Coronavirus Czar Make Elizabeth Warren the Coronavirus Czar

Trump isn’t up to the job of managing a crisis. We need a work-around.

Mar 20, 2020 / no-paywall / Jeet Heer

Right Now Congressional Dems Are to the Right of the GOP

Right Now Congressional Dems Are to the Right of the GOP Right Now Congressional Dems Are to the Right of the GOP

The party’s leadership is failing the test posed by the coronavirus.

Mar 19, 2020 / Editorial / Jeet Heer for The Nation

Bernie Sanders

Sanders Must Now Choose His Battlefield Sanders Must Now Choose His Battlefield

The insurgent has to decide whether to keep fighting in the primaries—or push for a radical economic program in Congress.

Mar 18, 2020 / no-paywall / Jeet Heer

Biden v. Sanders Is Really About Transactions v. Revolution

Biden v. Sanders Is Really About Transactions v. Revolution Biden v. Sanders Is Really About Transactions v. Revolution

The Democratic front-runner offered a laundry list of what he called results, while the insurgent argued for systemic change.

Mar 15, 2020 / no-paywall / Jeet Heer

Rudy Giuliani

Republican Xenophobia Is Going to Make the Pandemic Much Worse Republican Xenophobia Is Going to Make the Pandemic Much Worse

Trump is ramping up hatred of foreigners during a crisis that requires international cooperation.

Mar 13, 2020 / no-paywall / Jeet Heer

Biden shaking hands with a young voter

Can Joe Biden Unite the Democrats? Can Joe Biden Unite the Democrats?

If Biden is the nominee, he is going to have to figure out a pitch to young people.

Mar 11, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Joe Biden

The Dangers of Playing It Safe With Joe Biden The Dangers of Playing It Safe With Joe Biden

Amid a global pandemic and economic meltdown, going with the safest candidate could be dangerous.

Mar 9, 2020 / no-paywall / Jeet Heer

Lessons From Elizabeth Warren’s Defeat

Lessons From Elizabeth Warren’s Defeat Lessons From Elizabeth Warren’s Defeat

Bernie Sanders can borrow from Warren’s unity message in order to expand his own coalition.

Mar 6, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Joe Biden

Can Sanders Blunt Biden’s Surge? Can Sanders Blunt Biden’s Surge?

As the race narrows, the Sanders campaign’s best hope is to draw contrasts on Social Security and foreign policy.

Mar 4, 2020 / Jeet Heer

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