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.

To compel his testimony, the J6 committee paints Mark Meadows as Donald Trump’s point man in bid to overturn the election

April 30, 2022 /

Inside the 248-page motion to dismiss his claims of privilege.

Libs of TikTok ruined lives with smears. Taylor Lorenz exposed its creator with journalism

April 24, 2022 /

The rightwingers want you to think they’re the same. Yeah, no.

We now have evidence of Trump’s two-tiered coup

April 16, 2022 /

New recording shows insurgents storming the US Capitol intended to pressure Republican lawmakers into overturning the election.

The Republicans and their allies take an eliminationist turn

April 12, 2022 /

It’s recognizable in totalitarian regimes overseas. 

The J6 committee’s theory about Trump’s crimes passes first test

March 28, 2022 /

It’s hard to see anyone reading the judge’s scathing analysis and doubt whether a criminal investigation is necessary.

No, Trump’s toady did not pay a price for standing up to him

March 25, 2022 /

The former president isn’t a kingmaker. Mo Brooks is a loser.

The myth of the US funding secret biolabs in Ukraine is an old Russian disinfo campaign. Rightwing dupes are falling for it

March 21, 2022 /

The latest smear of a US program to help former Soviet republics.

Asking whether Trump believed the 2020 election was stolen is the wrong question entirely

March 11, 2022 /

Even if it had been stolen, fomenting insurrection is still illegal.

The J6 committee says Trump did some criming. A new video suggests Roger Stone knew it

March 4, 2022 /

If ordinary goons are guilty of disrupting an official proceeding, then the ringleaders who incited them are guilty as well. 

For now, copycat convoys sputter out

February 24, 2022 /

The con keeps rolling, even if the trucks do not