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.

Racism Is Not a Winning Issue for Trump

Racism Is Not a Winning Issue for Trump Racism Is Not a Winning Issue for Trump

Pundits think Trump’s bigotry benefits him—but a united Democratic Party can easily win.

Jul 17, 2019 / Jeet Heer

Trump Can Always Find Someone Worse

Trump Can Always Find Someone Worse Trump Can Always Find Someone Worse

To replace a disgraced secretary of labor, Trump has elevated a sweatshop lobbyist.

Jul 15, 2019 / Jeet Heer

Leftists Shouldn’t Go on Tucker Carlson

Leftists Shouldn’t Go on Tucker Carlson Leftists Shouldn’t Go on Tucker Carlson

But they should keep talking to the Fox News audience—without normalizing racists.

Jul 12, 2019 / Jeet Heer

Jeffrey Epstein Embodies Elite Impunity

Jeffrey Epstein Embodies Elite Impunity Jeffrey Epstein Embodies Elite Impunity

The arrest of one man is not enough. We have to fight the system that allowed a wealthy child molester to escape real justice.

Jul 10, 2019 / Jeet Heer

‘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

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