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Scoop Jackson holding a model plane

Biden’s Cold War Nostalgia Is Dooming His Presidency Biden’s Cold War Nostalgia Is Dooming His Presidency

Missile scares and military Keynesianism won’t win voters who want domestic reform.

Feb 26, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Former South Carolina governor and presidential candidate Nikki Haley speaks at her electio-night watch party in Charleston on February 24, 2024.

Nikki Haley Just Won’t Quit Nikki Haley Just Won’t Quit

Despite losing her home state’s primary in a huge way, she’s soldiering on. So what does that mean for November?

Feb 25, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Joe Biden and George W. Bush await presentation of the 2018 Liberty Medal at The National Constitution Center on November 11, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Biden Is Repeating Bush’s Post-9/11 Playbook. It’s Not Working. Biden Is Repeating Bush’s Post-9/11 Playbook. It’s Not Working.

Just like his predecessor, the president is decrying anti-Arab and Muslim hatred while helping to fuel it. But people are refusing to let him get away with this hypocrisy.

Feb 23, 2024 / Saliha Bayrak

Former president Donald Trump speaks during a visit to a Team Trump Volunteer Leadership Training, at the Grimes Community Complex in Grimes, Iowa, on Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Donald Trump Makes a Mockery of the Constitution Donald Trump Makes a Mockery of the Constitution

His determination to put the 14th Amendment in the trash can of history should draw the most concern.

Feb 15, 2024 / Clarence Lusane

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.

Biden and His Supporters Should Be Honest About His Age Problem Biden and His Supporters Should Be Honest About His Age Problem

Candor rather than deflection can overcome the president’s biggest drawback.

Feb 12, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Trump supporters rally to welcome him at Manchester airport in Manchester, N.H., on May 10, ahead of his CNN town hall.

Will the Heritage Foundation’s Project 2025 Turn Trumpism Into a Governing Agenda? Will the Heritage Foundation’s Project 2025 Turn Trumpism Into a Governing Agenda?

Be scared, be very scared.

Feb 8, 2024 / Robert L. Borosage

A messy empty hospital dormitory room after an armed attack forced the closure of Fontaine Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Why Is the US Paying Kenya to Clean Up the Mess We Made in Haiti? Why Is the US Paying Kenya to Clean Up the Mess We Made in Haiti?

The Biden administration likes to talk about democracy, but when it comes to the disaster unfolding a few hundred miles from Miami, democracy is apparently far too dangerous.

Feb 6, 2024 / Amy Wilentz

Texas National Guard soldiers stand guard on the banks of the Rio Grande river at Shelby Park on January 12, 2024, in Eagle Pass, Tex.

Texas Is Spoiling for a Civil War Texas Is Spoiling for a Civil War

As Governor Greg Abbott escalates his border fight with the Biden administration, he is sounding a lot like an old Confederate.

Jan 30, 2024 / Elie Mystal

President Joe Biden at the pulpit of the St. John Baptist Church

The Abject Failure of Biden’s Quiet Diplomacy Is Spreading Middle Eastern Chaos The Abject Failure of Biden’s Quiet Diplomacy Is Spreading Middle Eastern Chaos

The president’s promise of restraint is repeatedly belied by the reality of continued escalation.

Jan 29, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Yemenis drive past a billboard depicting the navy destroyers of foreign countries, including the US and the UK, and the words “Navy coalition will be defeated” on a street in Sana’a, Yemen, on December 31, 2023.

President Biden Needs to Go to Congress for Authorization on Yemen President Biden Needs to Go to Congress for Authorization on Yemen

Congress should have a say in military strikes against the Houthis.

Jan 22, 2024 / Rep. Ro Khanna

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