Jeet Heer
Senior Editor

Acting Without Thinking
The most effective protest movements have been enriched by debating ideas and strategy
April 24, 2015

The most effective protest movements have been enriched by debating ideas and strategy.

Science Fiction's White Boys' Club Strikes Back
April 17, 2015

The conservative backlash isn't entirely about attempts to diversify science fiction; it's also motivated by a nostalgia for an imaginary past.

Netflix' Daredevil Is TV's First Gentrification-Fighting Superhero
April 15, 2015

How a Marvel superhero can embodies the spirit of Jane Jacobs. 

Don't Forget What Richard Pryor Taught Us: Offensive Comedy Can Be Liberating
April 13, 2015

Keep this in mind the next time someone tries to police the borders of comedy.

Hillary Will Be Haunted by the Ghosts of Clinton Conspiracy Theories
April 13, 2015

Some Clinton "scandals" never die—and Bill and Hillary are partly to blame for it.

The Killing of Walter Scott Sheds Light on the Problem of Police Lying
April 08, 2015

The lies act as shield for police violence and as a larger source of corruption in the criminal justice system.

Rand Paul Will Break Libertarian Hearts, Just Like Reagan Did
April 06, 2015

The libertarian movement has come from people who don’t see the GOP as their ideal vehicle but as a necessary evil.

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.