Jeet Heer
Senior Editor

Andy Borowitz Is the Only Comedian Qualified to Replace Jon Stewart
March 31, 2015

Who else could survive the internet outrage machine?

Ted Cruz Shouldn't Be Ashamed of His Canadian Birthplace. It's a Lot Like Red-State America.
March 23, 2015

Calgary is as close as Canada gets to conservative America.

C-List Celebrities Won't Help Netanyahu in the Israeli Elections
March 17, 2015

Bibi's American ties are no more helpful in getting out the vote than Chuck Norris’s name is in selling box office tickets.

Sam Simon's Fractious Four Years With 'The Simpsons' Changed Television History
March 12, 2015

Matt Groening drew the characters. But Sam Simon knew TV. 

How to Make It in Conservative America (If You Aren't White)
Dinesh D'Souza's racism and the shame of immigrant self-hatred
February 20, 2015

A South Indian racist learned from writers who lauded racism against South Indians. 

The New Republic's Legacy on Race
A historical reflection
January 29, 2015

A historical reflection.

Found in Translation
Arthur Goldhammer is America's finest bridge to French culture
January 13, 2015

Arthur Goldhammer brought us Piketty—and so much more.

A Famous Science Fiction Writer's Descent Into Libertarian Madness
Robert A. Heinlein became increasingly right wing, and his novels suffered for it
June 08, 2014

Robert Heinlein became increasingly right wing, and his novels suffered for it.

Herblock Was a Fine Political Cartoonist. Liberals Don't Need to Deify Him.
January 26, 2014

Herbert Block spent his long life practicing the vicious art of visual mockery.