1. National-Affairs Correspondent, The Nation 2. email: jeetheer1967 at gmail dot com 3. Twitter essayist 4. Profile drawing by Joe Ollmann
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Democratic Voters Think They Have Multiple Options For Beating Trump Next Year
A poll taken after the fourth debate finds Democrats overwhelmingly satisfied with the field of candidates.
Kevin Feige Responds to Scorsese: "We Killed Half Our Characters at the End of a Movie"
Following Martin Scorsese's essay explaining his comments on superhero movies, Kevin Feige responds to Scorsese in his first statement on the discourse.
How to Fight Antisemitism
The forces fomenting antisemitism are the forces arrayed against oppressed people around the world, including Palestinians.
Adam McKay thinks Martin Scorsese needs to watch 'Thor: Ragnarok' — Yahoo Movies UK
Adam McKay was clearly disappointed by Martin Scorsese's Marvel comments, but he still has some advice for the legendary director.
Pete Buttigieg outlasts the pundits by emerging as the alternative to Biden
Los Angeles Times
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg is fast threatening former Vice President Joe Biden’s dominance of the Democratic primary’s pragmatic lane.
It really should be game over for Don Cherry this time after toxic ‘you people’ rant | The Star
When the Coach’s Corner commentator says “good Canadians” buy poppies for Remembrance Day, he’s doing what he did when he cartoonishly separated players into good Canadian boys and chicken Swedes and soft old Russians, except this time he’s...
The Trump Administration Is Undercutting Democracy in Bolivia
Will the US and the Organization of American States once again be able to overturn election results?
Good background on the coup in Bolivia
What Will Happen to Conservative Catholicism?
How long, and in what form, can a conservative opposition to the pope endure?
My main worry about
is that he's a crypto-schismatic. This somewhat allays those concerns.
Security questions for Jeremy Corbyn
A Labour government would present a radical challenge to Britain’s global alliances
Republicans Argue Impeachment Case Falls Short of Proving Trump Misconduct
Michael D. Shear
The release of House Republicans’ witness list signaled that the president’s favorite unsubstantiated theories will be a centerpiece of their strategy.
Nonfiction Book Review: A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy by Jane McAlevey. Ecco, $26.99 (288p) ISBN 978-0-06-290859-9
Labor activist McAlevey (Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)) delivers a persuasive argument that the power of “strong, democratic” trade unions can fix many of America’s social problems
This Son of the Left Could Become San Francisco’s Next District Attorney
Chesa Boudin is the child of political radicals who were imprisoned when he was young. Now he’s running to transform his city’s criminal justice system—from the inside.
Chesa Boudin's win in San Francisco is an amazing thing -- a progressive DA in a big city. Here's some background.
Kshama Sawant surges ahead, paving the way for Seattle's 'most progressive council' in years
After trailing by 8.4 percentage points on election night, Sawant now leads Egan Orion by 513 votes.
Billions of dollars won’t guarantee him a place in the Democratic race. Providing a cohesive centrist message would.
Roman Polanski Accused of 1975 Rape
A French photographer said the director hit her and assaulted her when she was 18. She is the sixth woman to publicly accuse him of sexual abuse.
A German princess, a cardinal, and an anti-LGBT activist walk into the Supreme Court…
No, this isn't a joke.
9 Jewish Things About Star Wars
OK, we’re a couple of hours late. But in between popcorn breaks during your annual May 4 ‘Star Wars’ marathon, check out these 9 Jewish facts about the beloved sci-fi franchise.
Jeet Heer is a national affairs correspondent at The Nation and the author of In Love with Art: Francoise Mouly’s Adventures in Comics with Art Spiegelman
Wisdom of the crowd time. Here's a page with all my writing for The Nation. Any thoughts on which are the three best pieces?
Media Roundtable: The Popular Revolt in Chile & Tuesday’s Off-Year Election Results
On this edition of Your Call’s Friday Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the ongoing mass protests in Chile, which began with public anger against
Elizabeth Warren used bare-knuckle tactics to take down an Obama nominee
Los Angeles Times
In 2014, Sen. Elizabeth Warren demonstrated her ability to galvanize liberals. But as it turns out, the fight she won was mostly symbolic.
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