Electoral Reform

Kevin McCarthy scowling

It’s Not the Job of Democrats to Save the GOP It’s Not the Job of Democrats to Save the GOP

Helping Republicans pick a House speaker makes sense only if it intensifies the right-wing civil war.

Jan 5, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Kathy Hochul’s Nomination of Hector LaSalle Is a Self-Inflicted Wound

Kathy Hochul’s Nomination of Hector LaSalle Is a Self-Inflicted Wound Kathy Hochul’s Nomination of Hector LaSalle Is a Self-Inflicted Wound

Nominating a Latino conservative as chief judge might have seemed like a clever triangulation. Instead, New York's governor has only underlined the limits of her power.

Jan 5, 2023 / Ross Barkan

The Crypto Scandal Is Also an Opportunity for the Left

The Crypto Scandal Is Also an Opportunity for the Left The Crypto Scandal Is Also an Opportunity for the Left

Sam Bankman-Fried’s downfall can help fuel a new war on plutocratic donors.

Dec 18, 2022 / Jeet Heer

The GOP’s Bid to Claim a Rigged House Majority

The GOP’s Bid to Claim a Rigged House Majority The GOP’s Bid to Claim a Rigged House Majority

Voters repudiated the GOP congressional agenda. Court-sanctioned gerrymanders made sure it didn’t matter. 

Nov 10, 2022 / David Daley

Special counsel Robert Hur’s report exonerated Joe Biden of wrongdoing in bringing classified documents home during the Obama administration, but also characterized him as an elderly man with memory problems.

Get Ready for the Coming Impeachment of Joe Biden Get Ready for the Coming Impeachment of Joe Biden

The GOP is ready to again beclown American democracy

Nov 4, 2022 / Jeet Heer

Elon Musk stares down the camera at the 2022 Met Gala.

Elon Musk’s Big Twitter Adventure Will End in Disaster Elon Musk’s Big Twitter Adventure Will End in Disaster

The good news is that the plutocrat’s move to turn a social media platform into a forum for the far right probably won't work.

Oct 31, 2022 / Jeet Heer

Councilman Gil Cedillo and Kevin de Leon's chairs sit empty at Wednesday's city council meeting.

The Racial Volcano Explodes in Los Angeles The Racial Volcano Explodes in Los Angeles

The current crisis has unleashed unleashed a firestorm of protest that could further divide the city’s communities. But it is also a chance to forge real unity in opposition to the...

Oct 14, 2022 / Bill Gallegos and Bill Fletcher Jr.

Residents wait in line outside an early voting polling location

This Supreme Court Will Decide the Fate of the Voting Rights Act This Supreme Court Will Decide the Fate of the Voting Rights Act

A case before the Supreme Court directly challenges a key provision of the VRA that protects people of color from discrimination.

Oct 3, 2022 / Jeanine Abrams McLean

What We Can Learn From Watergate

What We Can Learn From Watergate What We Can Learn From Watergate

Fifty years ago, we tried to make the presidency more accountable. It wasn’t enough to secure democracy.

Oct 3, 2022 / Editorial / Robert L. Borosage

In this April 14, 1964 black-and-white file photo, a man holds a Confederate flag at right, as demonstrators, including one carrying a sign saying:

David Leonhardt’s Centrist Nostalgia Won’t Save Democracy David Leonhardt’s Centrist Nostalgia Won’t Save Democracy

Jim Crow wasn’t an exception—but a model for the future.

Sep 23, 2022 / Jeet Heer

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