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.

If there’s a disease outbreak, there’s a conspiracy theory to explain it. Trump’s playing an old game

June 10, 2021 /

The basic logic never changes, writes Lindsay Beyerstein.

At least four justices want to overturn Roe

May 19, 2021 /

It’s that simple, writes Lindsay Beyerstein.

Justice Breyer, will you please retire now please?

May 11, 2021 /

Anti-democratic extremism is accelerating, writes Lindsay Beyerstein.

The memory-holing of Trump’s putsch

May 5, 2021 /

Neither Pearl Harbor nor 9/11 were as bad.

Vaccines are the welfare state’s crowning achievement. Naturally, the right hates them

April 29, 2021 /

If that’s how they want it, fine, says Lindsay 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.