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.

He received mercy from a system he sought to destroy

May 26, 2023 /

Stewart Rhodes’ lawyers seemed shocked by his sentence.

The Feinstein Dementia Mitigation Team

May 19, 2023 /

Neither the senator nor the people of California are well-served by this grotesque spectacle, writes Lindsay Beyerstein.

AI isn’t what it’s said to be

May 16, 2023 /

ChatGPT and other are fancy autocomplete.

Lawyer for Enrique Tarrio, ex-Proud Boys leader, has a point

May 9, 2023 /

Trump was the unindicted co-conspirator in the court room.

Conspiracist, potential mass shooter and favorite of Marjorie Taylor Greene

May 1, 2023 /

On Discord leaker Jack Teixeira.

Facing embarrassingly weak test case, has SCOTUS’ rightwing supermajority lost its nerve?

April 23, 2023 /

The current bid to yank mifepristone off the market is legal hackery whose sponsors deserve points only for shrewd venue-shopping.

Blue states are moving to protect abortion rights and trans rights against a red state power grab

April 11, 2023 /

The far right refined a common playbook for projecting the power of red states beyond their borders, writes Lindsay Beyerstein. 

Idaho Republicans want to keep doctors from treating ectopic pregnancies 

March 24, 2023 /

It’s all about the uncertainty, writes Lindsay Beyerstein.

CDC, FDA eviscerate Doctor Antivax

March 17, 2023 /

Ron DeSantis believes that antivax is the fast lane to the White House, and Dr. Ladapo is his eager co-pilot.

Lab leak hearing by House Republicans feels frozen in time

March 10, 2023 /

The chip on Robert Redfield’s shoulder is evidence of nothing, writes Lindsay Beyerstein.