John Stoehr

John Stoehr is the editor of the Editorial Board. He writes the daily edition. Find him @johnastoehr.

The Humiliation of Trump’s Weakness

June 21, 2019 /

Iran bloodied his nose. Who’s next to punch the bully?

When ‘Truth-Tellers’ Silence Truth

June 20, 2019 /

Chuck Todd laundered the GOP’s intellectual dishonesty.

‘Speech Freaks’ Don’t Want to Protect Speech

June 19, 2019 /

They want to destroy it. Liberals are helping.

Liberals Must Name the Evil

June 18, 2019 /

Suffering is central to fascist politics. Indeed, “sadism” is the point.

Does GOP Have a ‘Women Problem’?

June 17, 2019 /

It’s an argument you hear so often it seems true.

Taking Democracy for Granted

June 17, 2019 /

The Atlantic’s Adam Serwer is always a must-read. Last week, he wrote a piece in keeping with key themes in the Editorial Board. Black Americans did not abandon liberal democracy because of slavery, Jim Crow, and the systematic destruction of whatever wealth they managed to accumulate; instead they took up arms in two world wars…

Is Trump Vulnerable to a Recession?

June 14, 2019 /

For his base, the economy may matter less than racism.

Carter: Trump Wants Dirt Because Americans Do, Too

June 14, 2019 /

Leave it to Stephen Carter to ask instructive questions. Still, I wonder whether this might not be a good moment to move from familiar and comfortable Trump-bashing to ask a larger question: Might it not be time we demanded that our political candidates and their supporters refuse dirt from any source, foreign or domestic? Might we not consider…

Liberals Are Not Mad Enough

June 13, 2019 /

The president implied that treason is OK.

‘I think I’d take it’: Trump says he’s open to taking foreign dirt

June 13, 2019 /

From USA Today: During an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, Trump said Wednesday that he would likely take information about his 2020 election rivals from foreign adversaries, such as Russia and China. Trump also criticized FBI Director Christopher Wray and said the FBI “doesn’t have enough agents” to address foreign election meddling. This will…