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.

For members of Team Horse Paste, the fear is crossing the line from ‘bold independent thinker’ to ‘utter crackpot’

September 8, 2021 /

Grifters played on people’s hopes for a quick covid fix and their fear of vaccines, and now their fans are paying the price. 

We can pull the plug on the lab leak theory

September 1, 2021 /

An all-out push by the entire US Intelligence Committee failed to uncover one iota of evidence.

The civilian wing of the Republican Party has finally lost control of its paramilitary wing

August 31, 2021 /

Roger Stone and Trump operatives like to think of themselves as being in control. A new Reuters report paints a very different picture.

The governor’s breakup message: It’s not me, it’s you

August 10, 2021 /

You see, Andrew Cuomo wasn’t preying on the troopers; he was thanking them. That’s just the kind of guy he is.

‘A hit man sent them.’ Police testify for the first day of House hearings on the January 6 insurrection

July 27, 2021 /

You couldn’t ask for a clearer mandate.

The Texas AG takes his revenge

July 22, 2021 /

The ongoing search for unicorns.

There are no clear-cut answers to the problem of a president’s son making a living from his dad’s name

July 14, 2021 /

All Joe Biden can do is distance himself ethically, writes Lindsay Beyerstein.

The World Anti-Doping Agency veered from its lane into the racist history of cannabis prohibition

July 7, 2021 /

What the hell was the watchdog thinking? asks Lindsay Beyerstein.

Why is it so hard to believe bats started covid?

July 1, 2021 /

Lindsay Beyerstein on Zeynep Tufekci’s contrarian nonsense.

Alabama district attorney aims to prosecute a woman for taking prescribed drug while pregnant

June 24, 2021 /

Another side of the war on women, writes Lindsay Beyerstein.