Republicans

Special counsel Jack Smith in Washington, DC, on August 1, 2023, and former US President Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Florida, on November 8, 2022.

The Dismissal of the Trump Documents’ Case Is Yet More Proof: The Institutionalists Have Failed The Dismissal of the Trump Documents’ Case Is Yet More Proof: The Institutionalists Have Failed

Judge Aileen Cannon’s decision to toss the case should dispel any remaining hope that the courts will save us from Donald Trump.

Jul 15, 2024 / Elie Mystal

Joe Biden delivers a nationally televised address from the Oval Office of the White House on July 14, 2024.

Biden Condemns Political Violence Without Whitewashing Trump Biden Condemns Political Violence Without Whitewashing Trump

The president deftly avoids the trap of surrendering his critique of MAGA lawlessness.

Jul 14, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Republican presidential candidate former president Donald Trump pumps his fist as he is rushed offstage during a rally on July 13, 2024, in Butler, Pennsylvania.

Trump Deserves Sympathy—but Not Support for His Candidacy Trump Deserves Sympathy—but Not Support for His Candidacy

Getting shot does not ennoble the target or transform victims into moral leaders.

Jul 14, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Donald Trump is rushed offstage during a rally on July 13, 2024, in Butler, Pennsylvania.

In the Wake of the Trump Shooting, We Need Clarity—and Caution In the Wake of the Trump Shooting, We Need Clarity—and Caution

The best way to fend off conspiracy theories and instability is by emphasizing the need for solid facts.

Jul 13, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Donald Trump in 2016

Don’t Believe Trump When He Claims He’s Not Racist Don’t Believe Trump When He Claims He’s Not Racist

Trump does not deserve a single Black or Hispanic vote. Nada. None.

Jul 11, 2024 / Clarence Lusane

Exterior of the US Supreme Court Building the statue is titled “Authority of Law.”

In a Democracy, No Leader Is Indispensable In a Democracy, No Leader Is Indispensable

As Joe Biden flirts with the Samson Option—threatening to bring his party to ruin in November—he needs to realize that the election isn’t just about him.

Jul 8, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Donald Trump participates in the CNN Presidential Debate at the CNN Studios on June 27, 2024, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Why Aren’t We Talking About Trump’s Fascism? Why Aren’t We Talking About Trump’s Fascism?

Joe Biden has created a distraction from the existential question that should define this election.

Jul 5, 2024 / Jeet Heer

An image of President Donald Trump looms over crowds of supporters before his speech from the Ellipse at the White House on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

How to Beat Trump in a World of Unreason How to Beat Trump in a World of Unreason

To counter authoritarian drift, Democrats can’t just swap out nominees. They need to be bold.

Jul 5, 2024 / Eric Reinhart

A television at the White House shows Al Gore giving his concession speech

The US Has Dealt With Contested Elections Before The US Has Dealt With Contested Elections Before

How different is this election from earlier tumultuous ones in American history?

Jul 4, 2024 / Julian E. Zelizer and Karen J. Greenberg

Biden and Mike Johnson

The Debate Won Biden Some New Supporters: Republicans The Debate Won Biden Some New Supporters: Republicans

Sensing the chance of a landslide victory in November, GOP candidates and strategists are hoping Biden stays at the top of the ticket.

Jul 3, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

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