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.

Lab can’t leak what it never had

March 3, 2023 /

A “lab accident” is not a conspiracy. However, in 2023, all versions of the lab leak theory presuppose a conspiracy, writes Lindsay Beyerstein.

DeSantis and Doctor Antivax

February 28, 2023 /

Florida’s surgeon general is running the anti-vaccination playbook.

On US secrets, Trump stands apart from Biden and Pence

February 21, 2023 /

False equivalence is tempting, writes Lindsay Beyerstein. But don’t.

Did the FBI’s Charles McGonigal sabotage the 2016 election?

February 7, 2023 /

McGonigal was promoted just before the FBI’s October 2016 announcement that it saw no ties between Trump and Russia. 

Did one of America’s top spycatchers spy on America?

January 25, 2023 /

Charles McGonigal is a Putinist no one saw, writes Lindsay Beyerstein.

The GOP ethic of elites getting to do whatever they want

January 23, 2023 /

George Santos is living his party’s values.

The antivaxers’ ghoulish exploitation of dead celebrities

January 17, 2023 /

If you think dying at a ripe old age will get you off the hook, think again.

The Big Lie isn’t done with us yet

January 10, 2023 /

The J6 committee’s final report gives the Big Lie its due, rightfully so.

The best worst lab leak book yet

December 21, 2022 /

Andrew Huff explains how he told on yourself in 312 pages.

Hunter Biden and Elon Musk’s crowd-pleasing vaporware

December 9, 2022 /

The whole thing stinks worse than an illegal Twitter flophouse.