Election 2020

Representative Jim Banks (R-Ind.) leaves the US Capitol on May 18, 2023.

Congressman Jim Banks’s Pressure on Indiana University to Police Antisemitism Is Duplicitous and Dangerous Congressman Jim Banks’s Pressure on Indiana University to Police Antisemitism Is Duplicitous and Dangerous

Campus debates about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can be challenging, fractious—and sometimes triggering. But they are debates, not acts of bigotry.

Nov 29, 2023 / Jeffrey C. Isaac

Pierre Omidyar, the chairman and founder of eBay, looks on during the final session of the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York, on September 23, 2010.

Why “Liberal” Donors Love Giving Money to the Extreme Right Why “Liberal” Donors Love Giving Money to the Extreme Right

Many purportedly progressive plutocrats turn reactionary on Israel and labor.

Nov 24, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Donald Trump gestures during the Florida Freedom Summit at the Gaylord Palms Resort on November 4, 2023, in Kissimmee, Fla.

The 14th Amendment Isn’t Going to Save Us From Donald Trump The 14th Amendment Isn’t Going to Save Us From Donald Trump

Yes, Donald Trump’s attempt to foment an insurrection should bar him from running for president, but no judge will have the raw courage to kick him off the ballot.

Nov 21, 2023 / Elie Mystal

lavette mayes posing outside of her home

How We Ended Cash Bail in Illinois How We Ended Cash Bail in Illinois

Lessons from a successful struggle.

Nov 15, 2023 / Will Tanzman

Person in white sweater and mask lays down roses in a line

An Establishment Crack-Up, Aided by Mass Protests, Might Actually End This War An Establishment Crack-Up, Aided by Mass Protests, Might Actually End This War

A strategy of outside pressure and inside dissent offers the best path forward on Israel/Palestine.

Nov 10, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Senators Burton K. Wheeler of Montana and Robert Taft of Ohio study a globe.

This Isn’t Your Father’s GOP. It’s Your Grandfather’s GOP. This Isn’t Your Father’s GOP. It’s Your Grandfather’s GOP.

Today's Republicans aren’t isolationists; they are hawks targeting Latin America and Asia.

Nov 6, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson speaks during a press conference in the U.S. Capitol on November 2, 2023.

The Folksy Fanaticism of Mike Johnson The Folksy Fanaticism of Mike Johnson

The new speaker of the House combines Christian nationalism and MAGA.

Nov 3, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.) takes the oath of office.

Concerned About Democracy? House Republicans Invite You to “Shut Up!” Concerned About Democracy? House Republicans Invite You to “Shut Up!”

The message from Mike Johnson’s election is stark: it is not possible for a defender of democracy to serve as a Republican speaker of the House.

Oct 26, 2023 / John Nichols

Attorney for former US president Donald Trump John Lauro (R) departs the E. Barrett Prettyman US Court House, October 16, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Trump’s Lawyers Should Be Laughed Out of Court Trump’s Lawyers Should Be Laughed Out of Court

The latest attempt by the former president’s legal team to get his election subversion case dismissed is a case study in desperate legal maneuvering.

Oct 25, 2023 / Elie Mystal

Dennis Prager, conservative radio talk show host and writer, speaks at a Turning Point USA summit.

Yes, Prager U Wants to Indoctrinate Your Kids. But That’s Not Really the Point. Yes, Prager U Wants to Indoctrinate Your Kids. But That’s Not Really the Point.

The aim isn’t just to change what gets taught but to transform how we understand ourselves, the public realm, and the common good.

Oct 25, 2023 / Jack Schneider and Jennifer C. Berkshire

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