Lindsay Beyerstein

Lindsay Beyerstein covers legal affairs, health care and politics for the Editorial Board. An award-winning documentary filmmaker, she’s a judge for the Sidney Hillman Foundation. Find her @beyerstein.

Fake paperwork is just what federal investigators need to climb atop the conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election

January 20, 2022 /

In a group of nearly 60 people facing serious prison time, at least some of them will be willing to implicate the higher ups to save themselves.

Yes, it’s absurd, but fraudulent certificates are still fraudulent

January 14, 2022 /

Coverage of the latest from the J6 committee lacks urgency.

Merrick Garland sees the big picture

January 6, 2022 /

Let’s hope he stays true to his vision.

Revelations by the House Select Committee risk drawing attention away from GOP legislators who aided and abetted a failed coup

December 16, 2021 /

January 6 was one part of a coup attempt planned out in the open. Its procedural component was widely reported in the weeks beforehand.

He was set to testify about a PowerPoint outlining step-by-step Trump’s failed coup. Then Mark Meadows chickened out

December 9, 2021 /

He’s invoking privilege he doesn’t have.

The Republicans are taking their terror campaign to the next level

November 23, 2021 /

The Wisconsin GOP is mad about election officials following the law.

The inside game and the outside game: procedure plus a mob

November 17, 2021 /

John Eastman co-wrote the blueprint for how Donald Trump could use the military, the police and criminal gangs to hold onto power.

John Eastman’s manual for state violence

November 10, 2021 /

War games often reveal more about the players than they do about the future, and this exercise is no exception.

‘Let’s go, Brandon’ tells us violence isn’t the result of MAGA politics. It is MAGA politics

November 3, 2021 /

The GOP’s cutesy catchphrase.

Rolling Stone adds to ProPublica report showing the Trump White House was warned about potential violence on January 6

October 26, 2021 /

But proceed with caution