Election 2022

The US Supreme Court Building at night.

What Was That Bizarro Louisiana Voting Rights Decision All About? What Was That Bizarro Louisiana Voting Rights Decision All About?

In a topsy-turvy ruling, the conservatives on the Supreme Court ordered Louisiana to use a VRA-compliant congressional map while the liberals dissented.

May 17, 2024 / Elie Mystal

A still from an EducateUS ad, showing a Black teen raising her hand.

On Sex Ed, “Our Side” Is Finally Fighting Back On Sex Ed, “Our Side” Is Finally Fighting Back

The new group EducateUS is creating a counter-movement to the conservative groups stoking a culture war over sexuality education.

Apr 24, 2024 / Joan Walsh

A sign against hate outside a home in Wilmington, North Carolina, on February 22, 2024. Democrats are targeting small towns in a swing state they haven’t won since Barack Obama’s 2008 bid.

Democrats Have Backed Off of the Culture War. Why Isn’t It Making a Difference? Democrats Have Backed Off of the Culture War. Why Isn’t It Making a Difference?

Only a strong economic message can restore the party’s credibility with the working class.

Apr 11, 2024 / Isaac Rabbani

South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem votes in Saigon, Aug. 30, 1959. At the time, Diem’s government enjoyed American political and military assistance, but by late 1963, he would be overthrown and assassinated, having lost U.S. support.

Will the US Move Toward “Demonstration Elections”? Will the US Move Toward “Demonstration Elections”?

If fascism—or even just an authoritarian regime—does happen here in November, it may look surprisingly familiar.

Apr 3, 2024 / Van Gosse

Representative Jamaal Bowman celebrates the return of Co-op City in the Bronx to his district.

New York's Long Congressional Redistricting Nightmare Finally Comes to an End New York's Long Congressional Redistricting Nightmare Finally Comes to an End

Liberals and leftists hoping for a sure path to retaking the House may be disappointed, but Democrats should still do well. And voters and incumbents each gain valuable clarity.

Mar 4, 2024 / Ross Barkan

Then–US President Donald Trump holds a Bible outside of St. John's Episcopal church in Washington, D.C., on June 1, 2020. Trump was due to make a televised address to the nation after days of protests against police brutality.

Hit Trump on Theocracy, Not Hypocrisy Hit Trump on Theocracy, Not Hypocrisy

The former president’s alliance with religious fanatics is a far bigger problem than his lack of piety.

Feb 23, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Singer Taylor Swift attends the 66th Grammy Awards on February 4, 2024, in Los Angeles.

Taylor Swift May Yet Save Joe Biden Taylor Swift May Yet Save Joe Biden

Attacks on the popular singer help highlight the sheer weirdness of Trump’s GOP.

Feb 5, 2024 / Comment / Jeet Heer

President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders during a 2020 presidential primary debate.

Democrats and the Left: A Mutual Dependency Democrats and the Left: A Mutual Dependency

Mass movements stoke the fires of popular discontent, but only the state can pass laws and overhaul key institutions.

Jan 9, 2024 / Michael Kazin

US President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive for a wreath-laying ceremony at the National Memorial Arch in Valley Forge National Historical Park on January 5, 2024.

Biden’s Pro-Democracy Message Is Too Negative and Too Narrow Biden’s Pro-Democracy Message Is Too Negative and Too Narrow

A winning campaign needs more than just revulsion at the January 6 coup.

Jan 8, 2024 / Jeet Heer

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

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