Jeet Heer
Senior Editor

Why William Kristol Keeps Returning to Donald Trump
August 28, 2015

The Weekly Standard editor has gone from being Trump-curious, to anti-Trump, to, in his own words, “anti-anti-Trump.”

Don't Circulate Videos of the TV News Killing in Virginia
August 26, 2015

It's disrespectful of the dead, painful to their loved ones, and does nothing for gun control.

Donald Trump Is Not a Populist. He's the Voice of Aggrieved Privilege.
August 24, 2015

Trump plays to the anxiety of those who fear losing their status to people they regard as their social inferiors.

Donald Trump, Epic Hero
August 17, 2015

The candidate's boasts and insults might seem juvenile, but his special way with words has a noble ancestry.

The Donald Trump Effect
August 07, 2015

His anti-immigrant rhetoric is shaping the GOP primary—just look at Bobby Jindal.

Do the Best Comics Come From Auteurs or Collaborators?
August 07, 2015

The Fantastic Four was created by quarreling duo Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Was it an artistic success, or just a commercial one?

Donald Trump Is a Serious Candidate
August 05, 2015

Don't listen to the media. The GOP's greatest troll has a real chance.

National Review's Bad Conscience
July 29, 2015

Why the magazine is quick to accuse liberals of fascism and Nazism.

Ted Cruz Isn't Wrong to Call Watchmen's Rorschach a Hero
July 27, 2015

The character is the moral center of the comics book, rather than a satire of right-wing superheroes.

Conservatives Are Holding a Conversation About Race
July 26, 2015

An ugly term—“cuckservative”—crystallizes a Republican Party crisis.

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