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.

Capitol cop Brian Sicknick died of natural causes, but don’t kid yourself. The insurgency killed him

April 21, 2021 /

It might not be murder, but his assailants hastened his death.

Q is exposed. Will he face consequences?

April 16, 2021 /

Probably not, writes Lindsay Beyerstein. Lying isn’t a crime.

What North Carolina’s newest anti-trans bill says about the lopsided alliance pushing for it

April 9, 2021 /

Lindsay Beyerstein explains the politics of TERFs.

Glenn Greenwald appears to believe there’s a constitutional right to PayPal. That’s weird

March 29, 2021 /

A Pulitzer winner ought to know better, writes Lindsay Beyerstein

The history you did not know behind the push to make the District of Columbia a new state

March 23, 2021 /

Why is DC second-class? Racism, writes Lindsay Beyerstein.

Chauvin’s attorney is back on his bullshit

March 19, 2021 /

A version of the fraudulent “excited delirium” play, writes Lindsay Beyerstein

No ‘Hyde’ in American Rescue Act. That’s a BFD

March 11, 2021 /

Democrats step toward ending funding restrictions on abortion.

Why right-wing fetishes are never benign

March 6, 2021 /

Lindsay Beyerstein explains a relentlessly false GOP narrative.

The GOP’s special Anti-Choice Math

February 26, 2021 /

Lindsay Beyerstein explains how the Republicans do abortion politics.

What is the link between Trumpland, QAnon, evangelical culture and child-sex predators? 4chan

February 19, 2021 /

Lindsay Beyerstein explains what no one else will.