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.

‘Mad’ Magazine Told the Truth About War, Advertising, and the Media

‘Mad’ Magazine Told the Truth About War, Advertising, and the Media ‘Mad’ Magazine Told the Truth About War, Advertising, and the Media

An obituary for America’s greatest and most influential satirical magazine.

Jul 8, 2019 / Jeet Heer

David Brooks

Democrats Don’t Need David Brooks Democrats Don’t Need David Brooks

Appealing to Never Trump Republicans would cost Democrats their base.  

Jul 3, 2019 / Jeet Heer

A Police Shooting Gives the Lie to Buttigieg’s Campaign Narrative

A Police Shooting Gives the Lie to Buttigieg’s Campaign Narrative A Police Shooting Gives the Lie to Buttigieg’s Campaign Narrative

Black voters are wary of Mayor Pete, for good reasons.

Jul 1, 2019 / Jeet Heer

Kamala Harris and Joe Biden

Kamala Harris Won the Debate With Prosecutorial Zeal Kamala Harris Won the Debate With Prosecutorial Zeal

Her forensic destruction of Joe Biden may prove to be a game changer.

Jun 28, 2019 / Jeet Heer

Democratic 2020 presidential candidates

Elizabeth Warren’s Ideas Dominated the Debate More Than Her Stage Presence Elizabeth Warren’s Ideas Dominated the Debate More Than Her Stage Presence

The striking fact of the night was the degree to which her aggressive progressivism was accepted by almost all her rivals as a baseline for the party.

Jun 27, 2019 / Jeet Heer

Joe Biden with ice cream

For Joe Biden, Friendship Is Magic For Joe Biden, Friendship Is Magic

His praise of white supremacists is not a blunder but a key to his clubby worldview.

Jun 24, 2019 / Editorial / Jeet Heer

Trump Administration Incoherence Could Lead to War

Trump Administration Incoherence Could Lead to War Trump Administration Incoherence Could Lead to War

As America careens toward war with Iran, the governing theories about Trump’s foreign policy stand exposed as utterly inadequate critiques of this dangerous presidency.

Jun 20, 2019 / Jeet Heer

Honore Daumier's Gargantua

Why the Paper of Record Hates Cartoons Why the Paper of Record Hates Cartoons

Cartoons are powerful—so much so that The New York Times is cracking down on them.

Jun 18, 2019 / Jeet Heer

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