John Stoehr

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

In a democracy, ‘lying isn’t supposed to be baked in’

November 6, 2023 /

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November 5, 2023 /

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‘The right to defend and the act of revenge are different things. Civilization depends on the first. It’s threatened by the second’

November 3, 2023 /

An interview with the author of The New Hate and The Politics of Fear.

The real reason Donald Trump has a chance again? Most white people want him back

November 1, 2023 /

“There’s no getting around that fact,” says Issac J. Bailey.

A Biden goal is restraining Israel ‘through the bear hug’

October 31, 2023 /

Hussein Ibish explains the president and the Israel-Hamas war.

Are Americans really that negative about the economy?

October 30, 2023 /

GDP grew by nearly 5 percent last quarter. And people are feeling it, according to a senior economic analyst for Mauldin Economics.

How pernicious misinformation is shaping the Israel-Hamas war

October 27, 2023 /

That “hospital explosion” wasn’t really a hospital explosion.

With Mike Johnson’s victory, ‘deinstitutionalization’ is winning

October 26, 2023 /

GOP insurgents have been attacking democratic institutions for years in a bid to overtake them. One of them is now speaker of the House.

‘It was not worth rolling the dice’

October 25, 2023 /

Mike Johnson is set to be the next speaker. Was the Democrats’ gamble worth it? The politics editor of the Washington Monthly says no.

The next speaker ‘will face an ungovernable party and House’

October 23, 2023 /

First, Boehner, then Ryan, then McCarthy. “Rest assured,” says Norman Ornstein, an authority on the US Congress, “it will happen again!”