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.

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    Trump Denies He Ate Too Little After Losing, Claims He Binged InsteadA strange confession of post-coup-attempt gluttony.
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    Nikki Haley’s Rocket Ride to Second PlaceHer boomlet is the GOP’s weakest challenge to Trump yet.
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    ‘Anti-Chaos’ Candidate Ron DeSantis Has a Dumpster Fire CampaignHis big promise was to end the staff drama!
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    Elon Musk Doesn’t Understand What ‘Blackmail’ MeansCompanies refusing to pay for your ads is not blackmail.
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    McCarthy Forgave the Insurrection Because Trump Was Getting Too SkinnyMission accomplished?
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    Why a Second Trump Presidency Might Try Again to Repeal ObamacareA Republican Congress might do it.
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    Just Stop Making Official Statements About the NewsA simple answer for every CEO, school president, and City Council.
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    Ron DeSantis Embodies the Republican Surrender to antisemitismOnce again, the “mainstream” Republican refuses to condemn Jew hatred.
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    Republicans Have an Antisemitism Problem. The Democratic Party Doesn’t.The antisemitic left hates Biden. The antisemitic right loves Trump.
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    John Podhoretz Is America’s Saddest Twitter AddictThe Commentary editor keeps falling off the wagon.
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    Selling Bidenomics Is Biden’s Only Chance to Beat TrumpIncumbent presidents can’t run away from the economy.
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    Democratic Staffers Who Can’t Accept Democratic Support for Israel Should QuitAnonymously protesting your boss is a weird choice.
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    President Biden Is Too Old to Campaign Hard But Still Able to GovernClaiming he can’t do the job is just false.
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    The Big Ten Suspending Jim Harbaugh Is InsaneIf the scandal is such a big deal, why is the league lying about it?
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    Trump’s ‘He Did It First’ Rationale for Locking Up His CriticsThe lie hiding behind the other lie.
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    The Special Elections Tell Us Nothing About Biden’s Chances Against TrumpDemocrats have a Biden problem, not a party problem.
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    It Is Actually Possible to Oppose Bias Against Jews and Muslims at the Same TimeA revealing conservative complaint.
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    The Authoritarian Right’s Code-Phrase: ‘Do You Know What Time It Is?’The sinister implications of a piece of jargon.
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    Bob Knight Was a Misogynistic BullyI grew up hating the Indiana basketball coach, and I was right.
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    Why Haven’t the Free-Speech Liberals Denounced This? (They Have.)Not every free-speech advocate is a hypocrite.
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    Joe Biden Is a Morally Decent President in a Time of HateAn appreciation of the administration’s response to 10/7.
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    House Republicans: No Aid for Israel Unless Rich Tax Cheats Get a BreakThis is not a “pay-for,” it’s an add-on.
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    Republican ‘Moderates’ Caved. Wow, That Never Happens.Except always.
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    New Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson Was Mastermind of the January 6 PlotHow the Trump coup attempt propelled Johnson’s rise.
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    Authoritarian Maniac Ron DeSantis Makes Anti-Israel Group Free Speech MartyrsThe answer to horrendous ideas is not censorship.
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    Trump Is Actually Guilty of the Kind of Bribery Republicans Imagine Biden DidThe Mar-a-Lago scandal is way worse even than what Republicans can dream up against Biden.
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    It Turns Out Joe Biden Is Actually In Charge of the Biden AdministrationSo much for the charge the president is a puppet of his left-wing staff.
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    Ari Fleischer Enraged by Advice Not to Repeat 9/11 BlundersTitanic captain unavailable to weigh in.
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    Why Are Anti-Ukraine Republicans So Hawkish on Israel?The revealing hypocrisy of the GOP’s pro-Russia wing.
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    Hamas, the Jews, and the Illiberal LeftThe schism on the left is not just about the Middle East.
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    Do Democrats Understand How Bad the Election Is Looking?Biden as nominee is looking more and more unsafe.
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    Your Moral Equation Must Have Human Beings on Both SidesIgnoring universal humanity is the path to murder.
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    Running Spoiler Campaigns Does Not Protect ‘Democracy’The fatuous rationale for No Labels and Cornel West.
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    Why House Republicans Keep Couping Each OtherAn even crazier Republican always comes along to claim the gavel.
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    The News Media Is Not Trying to Elect TrumpThe mainstream media isn’t, at least.
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    Why Democrats Shouldn’t Bail Out Kevin McCarthyLet justice be done, though the Kevins fall.
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    Ron DeSantis: Trump’s Coup Attempt Was No Worse Than That West Wing AdBill Maher lets the Florida governor engage in absurd whataboutism.
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    Conservative Columnist Thinks the Polls Are Rigged for TrumpDeSantis fan Andrew McCarthy gets very desperate.
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    Anti-Trump Republicans Won’t Save Democracy. Can Anybody?The authors of ‘How Democracies Die’ have a hopeful answer.
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    DeSantis Forced to Say Why He Enjoys Denying Health Insurance to Poor FloridiansThe banality of “normal” American conservatism briefly surfaces.
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    Let’s Compare How Trump and Biden Treat Indicted Crooks on Their Own SideRepublicans won’t admit it, but Biden is respecting DOJ independence.
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    ‘Biden or Bust’ Is a Risky Strategy to Save DemocracyThe unconvincing case for complacency.
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    Now Liberals Are Unskewing Polls, TooStop it, the media isn’t faking the close race.
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    Trump Throws Anti-Abortion Activists Under the BusWhat Trump’s moderate abortion rhetoric says about the presidential race.
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    Challenging Biden Is Risky. So Is Nominating Him.A serious primary challenge could test and strengthen the president’s reelection campaign.
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    Mitt Romney and the Doomed Nobility of Republican ModerationThe party’s last antiauthoritarian walks away.
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    Republicans Already Told Us Impeachment Is Revenge for Trump“They did it to us!”
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    Trump’s Economic Plan: Raise Taxes on the Middle Class, Cut Them on the RichRepublican populism remains extremely fake.
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    Why Isn’t a Mainstream Democrat Challenging Biden?The demand for a different option is robust. What is mystifyingly absent is the supply.
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    Republicans Attacking Trump As ‘Unelectable’ Is Just So PatheticIt’s not only weak, it’s not even true.
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