Issac J. Bailey

Issac J. Bailey is a South Carolina-based journalist who has won numerous writing and reporting awards, was a 2014 Harvard University Nieman Fellow and is the Batten Professor of Public Policy at Davidson College. He's been published by The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Politico Magazine, Time, among many other publications. He recently released his third book, Why Didn't We Riot: A Black Man in Trumpland.

Republican governors believe the working poor must be forced back to work. They are wrong

May 19, 2021 /

The working poor never wanted help to begin with, writes Issac J. Bailey.

In this particular case, Liz Cheney is right, and it shouldn’t be terribly difficult for liberals to say so

May 12, 2021 /

Don’t let the fools sell you on hypocrisy, writes Issac J. Bailey.

Nikki Haley’s illustration of white fragility

May 5, 2021 /

She’s made a career of comforting white people, writes Issac J. Bailey.

Maxine Waters understands why violence from an armed-agent of the state is existential

April 21, 2021 /

She shouldn’t have said it, but she wasn’t wrong, writes Issac J. Bailey.

There will be no justice as long as people refuse to see the anti-Black racism behind the injustice

April 15, 2021 /

Issac J. Bailey explains what’s so hard for some white people to see.

Witnesses to Floyd’s death seem to feel more guilt than does the man charged with his murder

April 7, 2021 /

Ponder that for a minute, writes Issac J. Bailey.

On immigration, Biden must go on offense

March 25, 2021 /

Start with 2013 Senate bill that passed with 67 votes, writes Issac J. Bailey.

Ignore centrist pundits puling over leftists

March 17, 2021 /

Issac J. Bailey reflects on the fight over marriage equality.

When the chips are down, you can count on the Democrats to come through. The GOP? Nah

March 10, 2021 /

Issac J. Bailey explains why Mitt Romney the Statesman isn’t.

The fundamental and winning difference between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ted Cruz

February 23, 2021 /

She gets it. He doesn’t.