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At the dawning of the Cold War, a worried Arthur Schlesinger Jr. looked out on a bleak horizon. The Soviet Union was a threat, but Schlesinger concluded that the roots of the crisis ran much deeper.
Did You Hear? The Women's March on Washington Is for Everyone But Jonathan Chait

Did You Hear? The Women's March on Washington Is for Everyone But Jonathan Chait

The Women’s March on Washington, to be held the day after Trump’s inauguration, will be the largest and loudest national protest. I’ll be there, joining a mass of humanity united in opposition to
The Marketplace of Ideas Could Use a Few Product Recalls

The Marketplace of Ideas Could Use a Few Product Recalls

It is with a heavy heart that New York’s Jonathan Chait must announce that the illiberal, anti-speech left is at it again.Read more...

Who Is Worse At Governing, Trump Or The Republican Senate?

Donald Trump wants Mitch McConnell to end the legislative filibuster. Stopped laughing yet? And on last night's Last Word, Jonathan Chait and Charlie Sykes (yeah don't get me started) discussed the
The Dirtbag Left and the Problem of Dominance Politics

The Dirtbag Left and the Problem of Dominance Politics

On a recent episode of the popular podcast Chapo Trap House, co-host Will Menaker used a memorable metaphor in addressing calls for unity on the left. “Republicans in control of politics, that’s the

Welcome to the New Trumpism

Six months into Donald Trump’s incompetent presidency, most of his major promises are stalled and unlikely ever to be achieved. The “big, beautiful” Mexican border wall is so far off that Trump has
Why Bernie Sanders’s Medicare for All Plan Is Good Politics

Why Bernie Sanders’s Medicare for All Plan Is Good Politics

On Wednesday, Bernie Sanders introduced his much-anticipated Medicare for All legislation. It already has 16 Democratic co-sponsors, including potential 2020 hopefuls like Cory Booker, Kirsten
Chait: White supremacy and the discourse of far left panic

Chait: White supremacy and the discourse of far left panic

"The method here is to panic liberals into abandoning liberalism." The post Chait: White supremacy and the discourse of far left panic appeared first on Hot Air.
The Republican Party Would Have Been Depraved With Or Without Trump

The Republican Party Would Have Been Depraved With Or Without Trump

Jonathan Chait thinks Robert Mueller's investigation is in "mortal danger" because congressional Republicans have lost their moral compass in the Trump era. Trump's depravity, Chait believes, has

Rep. Scalise to Ben Rhodes: Stop daydreaming about Republican ‘obits’

"And alongside the obits for Ryan, McConnell, and Pence " The post Rep. Scalise to Ben Rhodes: Stop daydreaming about Republican ‘obits’ appeared first on Hot Air.
Marc Thiessen's Defense Of Trump Is Even More Embarrassing Than The One By David Brooks

Marc Thiessen's Defense Of Trump Is Even More Embarrassing Than The One By David Brooks

Jonathan Chait has wriiten an amusing post titled "David Brooks Picked a Bad Week to Say Trump ‘Runs a Normal, Good Meeting’": Four days ago, David Brooks broke the news in the New York Times that
The Weak, Effective Authoritarian

The Weak, Effective Authoritarian

Last May, President Donald Trump reportedly summoned Andrew McCabe, then the acting director of the FBI, and asked: Who did you vote for in the 2016 election? McCabe deflected the question by saying
Donald Trump is not, and never has been, a libertarian president

Donald Trump is not, and never has been, a libertarian president

Pure intellectual ignorance. The post Donald Trump is not, and never has been, a libertarian president appeared first on Hot Air.
Nolte: New York Magazine Cover Depicts Trump as Pig

Nolte: New York Magazine Cover Depicts Trump as Pig

New York magazine's latest cover photo depicts President Donald Trump as a pig and attacks the president as "corrupt."
The Centrist Grievance Against “Victim Politics”

The Centrist Grievance Against “Victim Politics”

Political upheaval produces strange bedfellows. In periods of crisis, liberals and conservatives, who might be bitter foes in normal times, find they have a shared set of predispositions against

Jonathan Chait: Is Putin Trump's Peer -- Or His Handler? A Theory

Jonathan Chait went there with what he calls "a plausible theory of mind-boggling collusion": Has Trump been a Russian asset since 1987? A case like this presents an easy temptation for conspiracy
Jonathan Chait's Safe Space

Jonathan Chait's Safe Space

On Wednesday, the staff of New York magazine announced that they were unionizing with the NewsGuild. The bargaining unit includes around 160 full and part time workers, from traditionally (more)
Chait: Green New Deal Isn't 'Remotely Attainable,' Ocasio-Cortez a 'Radical Outlier'

Chait: Green New Deal Isn't 'Remotely Attainable,' Ocasio-Cortez a 'Radical Outlier'

Jonathan Chait writes that the Green New Deal's problems are deeper than just the bizarre FAQ disavowed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- rather, it is the plan's radical, politically toxic "dismantling
Video: Dozens Arrested Supporting Green New Deal Outside Mitch McConnell's Office

Video: Dozens Arrested Supporting Green New Deal Outside Mitch McConnell's Office

Capitol Hill police arrested dozens of demonstrators advocating for the Green New Deal outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) Washington, D.C., office Monday afternoon.
Ilhan Omar Accuses Pro-Israel Americans of 'Allegiance to a Foreign Country'

Ilhan Omar Accuses Pro-Israel Americans of 'Allegiance to a Foreign Country'

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is being accused of antisemitism again after accusing pro-Israel Americans of "allegiance to a foreign country" at an event on Wednesday evening in Washington, DC.