Jonathan Chait

Political Columnist, Intelligencer

Jonathan Chait has been a political columnist at New York since 2011 and writes the newsletter &c. He is the author of Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail.

  1. the national interest
    Why Anti-Israel Protesters Won’t Stop Harassing JewsThe movement’s ideological character invites rage and violence.
  2. the national interest
    Lara Trump Threatens ‘Four Years of Scorched Earth’ If Trump Retakes PowerSounds like a fun time for America.
  3. the national interest
    Why a Second Trump Term Will Make the Middle Class PayNo more low-interest-rate free ride.
  4. the national interest
    Conservatives Suddenly Realize Tucker Carlson Is a Lying Russia DupeWhat changed?
  5. the national interest
    Paul Krugman Is Right About the Economy, and the Polls Are WrongSometimes experts get it wrong, but not this time.
  6. the national interest
    Marjorie Taylor Greene Attempts Trump Legal Defense, Fails Very BadlyDo not hire the space laser congresswoman as your criminal attorney.
  7. the national interest
    What Is Donald Trump’s Stance on Seizing Russian Assets?Trump loves taking other countries’ money, but maybe not all countries.
  8. the national interest
    Kari Lake Pretends Not to Know Abortion Law She Very Specifically EndorsedOh, you mean that ARS 13-3603?
  9. the national interest
    The Media Did Not Make Up Trump’s Russia ScandalLiberal bias mostly exists outside politics coverage.
  10. the national interest
    The Left-Wing Authoritarians Shutting Down the Democratic PartyLiberals would justifiably freak out if the right was doing this to Biden.
  11. the national interest
    There’s No Reason to Think Trump’s Lead Is Caused By Skewed PollingDenial leads to wishful thinking.
  12. the national interest
    Trump Indifferent to Palestinian Death, But Moved by Images of Building DamageAnother deranged interview.
  13. the national interest
    Republican Russia Hawks in Denial Over Trump’s Hatred for NATO, UkraineTrump just wants to strengthen NATO, you see.
  14. the national interest
    Left-Wingers for Trump Remain Deeply ConfusedMatt Taibbi thinks Republicans are powerless.
  15. the national interest
    The ‘War on Easter,’ a New Holiday for the Trump CultHe is risible.
  16. the national interest
    Republican Billionaires No Longer Upset About InsurrectionThe absurd rationalizations of Trump’s oligarchs.
  17. the national interest
    Does the Left Think Young Left-Wing Protesters Matter or Not?Demanding Biden heed the campus left means accepting scrutiny of its ideas.
  18. the national interest
    Donald Trump Is Not the Victim of ‘Lawfare.’ He’s a Crook.Republicans used to be very aware of this.
  19. the national interest
    Why Republicans Won’t Say Anything About ObamacareIgnore the issue, win power, figure it out later.
  20. the national interest
    Donald Trump
    The Paramilitary CandidateTrump has made justice for insurrectionists the center of his campaign.
  21. the national interest
    Schumer Is a Better Friend to Israel Than Netanyahu’s AlliesIsraelis have a right to know the dangers of Netanyahu’s one-statism.
  22. the national interest
    Why Won’t Rich Republicans Loan Money to Upstanding Businessman Donald Trump?My theory is that Trump is, in fact, a crook.
  23. the national interest
    Republicans Haven’t Learned From Trump’s COVID FailuresAre we better off now than we were four years ago? Um, yes.
  24. the national interest
    The Insurrationalizers: Rich Lowry Demands Proof Trump Will End DemocracyIs he gonna cancel the midterms?
  25. the national interest
    Freedom of Sex: A Liberal ResponsePure principle doesn’t replace the need for empiricism.
  26. the national interest
    Why Chuck Schumer’s Israel Speech Marks a Turning Point in the War in GazaHe made an attempt to escape the cycle of violence and hate between the one-staters of the left and right.
  27. the national interest
    Explain to Me Why China Has to Control TikTokIf it’s just a great app, why can’t somebody else run it?
  28. the national interest
    Trump Appeases Putin, Republican Russia Hawks Appease TrumpViktor Orban admits Trump’s “peace plan” is to let Russia win.
  29. the national interest
    Why Trump Might Cut Social Security and Medicare in a Second TermHe’s very bribable, and his promises are worthless.
  30. the national interest
    The Insurractionalizers: Anti-Trump Organ Calls Both Candidates ‘Unfit’Anti-Trump conservative organ makes bizarre non-endorsement.
  31. the national interest
    Trump Already Tried Orbán’s Most Effective Weapon Against DemocracyTrump’s mostly forgotten plan to put the media under his thumb didn’t work the first time. It might if he gets another chance.
  32. the national interest
    Trump Meets TikTok Investor, Suddenly Doesn’t Want to Ban ItThe former president’s stunning reversal on the Chinese-owned app.
  33. the national interest
    Biden Was So Good, Trump Is Accusing Him of Performance-Enhancing DrugsWe need a president who can get high on life?
  34. the national interest
    Sonia Sotomayor Should Get Real That the Supreme Court Is PartisanJustices say the Court isn’t political, but c’mon.
  35. the national interest
    Good Riddance, Kyrsten Sinema, Plutocratic ShillShe killed her career by blocking bipartisan ideas that threatened the rich.
  36. the national interest
    Is Biden in Denial About the Polls?Or is the happy talk just spin?
  37. the national interest
    Henry Wallace, Tucker Carlson, and the Return of the Russia DupeA new biography sheds light on a recurring temptation.
  38. the national interest
    The ‘Fake’ New York Times Chicken-Sandwich Story Turns Out to Be Quite RealStop listening to bad-faith media critics.
  39. the national interest
    Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell
    Mitch McConnell Had the Power to Stop Trump and He RefusedA political eulogy for an enabler of authoritarianism.
  40. the national interest
    Should Biden Drop Out and Pick a New Candidate? Maybe Later.It’s almost panic time.
  41. the national interest
    Joe Biden’s Old-Fashioned Pro-Choice Message Still WorksActivists should get off his back.
  42. the national interest
    Trump Has Finally Remade Republicans Into Putin’s PlaythingsHis admiration of Russia no longer renders him strange or suspect within the party.
  43. the national interest
    Trump to Put Election Deniers Lara Trump, Michael Whatley in Charge of GOPRemoving “Romney” from Ronna McDaniel’s name wasn’t enough loyalty.
  44. the national interest
    Final Proof That Trump’s Appeal Was Never About the EconomyBiden delivers working-class prosperity, working class still loves Trump.
  45. the national interest
    Trump Says He’d ‘Encourage’ Russia to Attack NATO Allies Who Don’t Pay UpSo much for Russia being afraid to start wars if he were in office.
  46. intelligencer chats
    How Bad Is the Special Counsel’s Report for Biden?The report on Biden’s handling of classified docs said he had a “faulty memory.” Could it hurt him in an election that is nine months away?
  47. the national interest
    Republicans Killed the Border Deal to Help Trump. Now They Need a Reason.Here come the backfilled rationales.
  48. the national interest
    Republicans Killed the Border Deal Because It Proved Biden’s ModerationThe GOP can’t admit the President is a deal-making pragmatist.
  49. the national interest
    We Need a Free Press. Do We Need The Free Press?Bari Weiss reinvents neoconservatism.
  50. the national interest
    Kellyanne Conway: Trump Should Pick Non-White VP But Not Do ‘Identity Politics’Identity politics is when Democrats do it.
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