John Stoehr

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

What Will the Republicans Do If Trump Fires Mueller?

April 10, 2018 /

We have some idea. Recall how they panicked after Trump fired Comey.

Kevin Williamson’s Firing Isn’t Chilling

April 9, 2018 /

What’s chilling is 40 years of conservatives harassing and intimidating journalists, and sometimes getting them fired.

Republicans Aren’t the Only Ones Seething with Resentment

April 6, 2018 /

Republicans still insist Democrats hate America, even as a Republican president invites a foreign enemy to the White House.

Parkland Teens Are Inspiring a Return to Civic Action

April 4, 2018 /

To them, Obama is the norm, and the former president said that to defend democracy, citizens must “show up, dive in, stay at it.”


April 4, 2018 /

John Stoehr is a fellow at the Yale Journalism Initiative, an associate fellow at Yale’s Ezra Stiles College, a contributing writer for the Washington Monthly and the Connecticut Mirror, as well as a columnist for the New Haven Register. He was formerly a contributing editor for opinion for US News & World Report and the columnist for Hearst Connecticut Media (Connecticut Post, et al.). He’s the former managing…

Liberals, to Win in Red States, Abandon Conservative Arguments

April 4, 2018 /

At its core, liberalism is about individual liberty. That’s something Democrats can stand on whether debating gun control, LGBT rights or corn futures.

Esty Out, But Seat Safely Democratic

April 3, 2018 /

Too many factors, including Trump and #MeToo, impede a Republican takeover of Connecticut’s 5th Congressional district.

The Messy Fight Over Taxing Online Retailers

April 2, 2018 /

States want to collect sales tax from online sellers. Whether they’re successful or not, the only winner will be Amazon.