Election 2020

Special counsel Jack Smith makes a statement to the press in Washington, D.C., August 1, 2023, after former president Donald Trump was indicted by a federal grand jury.

Jack Smith Just Pulled a Serious Poker Move in His Case Against Trump Jack Smith Just Pulled a Serious Poker Move in His Case Against Trump

By appealing Donald Trump’s immunity claims to the Supreme Court, Smith is hoping to force the former president’s legal team to have to abandon that defense.

Dec 14, 2023 / Elie Mystal

Donald Trump at a rally in Waukesha, Wis., on August 5, 2022.

Why Is One of Trump’s Fake Electors Still Overseeing Voting in Wisconsin? Why Is One of Trump’s Fake Electors Still Overseeing Voting in Wisconsin?

Ten GOP election deniers have been banned from serving as electors if Trump is on the 2024 ballot. But one of them is still on the statewide election commission.

Dec 8, 2023 / John Nichols

A supporter holds a print depicting Donald Trump’s mug shot as he waits for him to arrive at the Whiskey River bar on December 2, 2023, in Ankeny, Iowa.

Unfortunately for Donald Trump, I’m Not His Alibi Unfortunately for Donald Trump, I’m Not His Alibi

Trump’s lawyers are bizarrely trying to link me (yes, me) to January 6. It’s a sign that the former president’s case is less than airtight.

Dec 6, 2023 / John Nichols

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greets US President Joe Biden upon his arrival at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport on October 18, 2023.

Gaza, Biden, and a Path Forward Gaza, Biden, and a Path Forward

The president’s approach to Gaza has been a moral and political catastrophe that has made Trump’s return to the White House much more likely. What can be done about that?

Dec 1, 2023 / Max Elbaum and Bill Fletcher Jr.

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

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