February 17, 2024 | Reading Time: 2 minutes

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This week at the Editorial Board.

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Here’s what we wrote this week

February 16, 2024
When people tell you that Biden is doing to Trump what Putin did to Navalny, they are telling you they don’t believe in anything
A democracy can’t afford to empower such cynicism.

February 16, 2024
Kellyanne Conway wants us to believe GOP has a deep bench
In discussing possible VP picks for Trump, she spins the fiction that the party has people ready for the national stage, writes Claire Bond Potter.

February 15, 2024
New York’s special shows cost of saying the quiet part out loud
The winner, a Democrat, said he cared about the problem. Voters believed him. More importantly, they didn’t believe the Republican.

February 15, 2024
Do we really need Jon Stewart’s political nihilism? 
That joke isn’t funny anymore, writes Stephen Robinson.

February 13, 2024
Critics calling on Biden to drop out are not thinking it through 
They say democracy is too important to take a chance on an old man. In fact, it’s too important to take a chance on someone else. 

February 13, 2024
It’s crystal clear: SCOTUS is not going to disqualify Trump
For the Roberts Court, values, politics and consequences count for much more than text, history and precedent, writes Eric Segall.

February 12, 2024
To speak on your terms, free yourself from the press corps 
What can you say about things that are morally distinct in a news media world in which moral distinctions don’t exist?

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John Stoehr is the editor of the Editorial Board. He writes the daily edition. Find him @johnastoehr.

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