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US President Joe Biden walks across the South Lawn of the White House.

Biden Is Tearing His Own Coalition Apart Biden Is Tearing His Own Coalition Apart

He’s trying to have both guns and butter. But you can’t revive liberalism by tying domestic renewal to militarism.

Nov 9, 2023 / Column / Jeet Heer

Memo to Biden Admistration Policy Dissidents: Don’t Mourn. Resign.

Memo to Biden Admistration Policy Dissidents: Don’t Mourn. Resign. Memo to Biden Admistration Policy Dissidents: Don’t Mourn. Resign.

The best thing staffers frustrated by the president’s policy in the Israel-Gaza war can do is quit.

Nov 1, 2023 / Column / Jeet Heer

Grown men are taking the time to condemn the writer of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”

The Right’s Latest Target: Unmarried Women The Right’s Latest Target: Unmarried Women

Archconservatives find single women threatening, and they’re trying to browbeat them into submission.

Oct 17, 2023 / Column / Jeet Heer

Black and white photo of pallbearers carrying the coffin of Robert Kennedy

The Other Kennedy Curse The Other Kennedy Curse

Kennedy family mythology is bad history, bad politics—and perhaps as unfair to the living Kennedys as to anyone else.

Jul 11, 2023 / Column / Jeet Heer

The Courts’ Legitimacy Crisis Is an Opportunity Democrats Should Seize

The Courts’ Legitimacy Crisis Is an Opportunity Democrats Should Seize The Courts’ Legitimacy Crisis Is an Opportunity Democrats Should Seize

Calling out corrupt judges and reactionary courts is good policy—and good politics.

May 29, 2023 / Column / Jeet Heer

What’s Behind the New Calls to Invade Mexico

What’s Behind the New Calls to Invade Mexico What’s Behind the New Calls to Invade Mexico

The right can claim it’s about defeating cartels or defending democracy, but it’s really about resource extraction.

Apr 4, 2023 / Column / Jeet Heer

Sam Bankman-Fried gets out of car

Why It’s Okay for Progressives to Enjoy Sam Bankman-Fried’s Downfall Why It’s Okay for Progressives to Enjoy Sam Bankman-Fried’s Downfall

The fallen plutocrat was also the chief financier of a counterrevolution inside the Democratic Party.

Jan 27, 2023 / Column / Jeet Heer

European Foreign Minister Josep Borrell

The Perils of Fortress NATO, Gatekeepers to Europe’s Walled Garden The Perils of Fortress NATO, Gatekeepers to Europe’s Walled Garden

The West’s exclusive focus on Ukraine is creating a new global divide.

Nov 10, 2022 / Column / Jeet Heer

President Joe Biden delivering a primetime speech at Independence National Historic Park, Philadelphia, September 1, 2022.

Democracy’s Fair-Weather Friends in the Mainstream Media Democracy’s Fair-Weather Friends in the Mainstream Media

Their churlish response to President Biden’s Labor Day speech shows how the reflexive centrism of mainstream press overrides any concern for the truth.

Sep 20, 2022 / Column / Jeet Heer

Brent Bozell and William Buckley in 1954.

Theocracy Now! The Forgotten Prophet of the Resurgent Right Theocracy Now! The Forgotten Prophet of the Resurgent Right

Overshadowed during his lifetime by his famous brother-in-law William F. Buckley, L. Brent Bozell Jr. has proved the true prophet of the American right.

Aug 9, 2022 / Column / Jeet Heer

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