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.

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.

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.