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David Faris

Contributing Writer

David Faris is an associate professor of political science at Roosevelt University and the author of It's Time to Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics. He is a frequent contributor to Informed Comment, and his work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and Indy Week.

The GOP's 2022 candidate problem
An elephant.
Opinion

The GOP's 2022 candidate problem

The rural plague
A rural area.
Opinion

The rural plague

Vaccine refusal and the bargain of modernity
The Consequences of Modernity and a vaccine.
Opinion

Vaccine refusal and the bargain of modernity

The GOP's main voter bloc is shrinking
Trump supporters and a young Biden supporter.
Analysis

The GOP's main voter bloc is shrinking

McConnell's memo to Breyer
Mitch McConnell and Stephen Breyer.
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McConnell's memo to Breyer

The optimistic case for Democrats
A donkey.
Opinion

The optimistic case for Democrats

Where are the Trumpghazis?
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Opinion

Where are the Trumpghazis?

Biden's missing braggadocio
President Biden.
Opinion

Biden's missing braggadocio

Democrats' Supreme Court wake-up call
The Supreme Court.
Opinion

Democrats' Supreme Court wake-up call

Biden can't avoid Israel-Palestine
Gaza City.
Opinion

Biden can't avoid Israel-Palestine

The telling seeds of the 2024 Republican primary
GOP 2024.
Opinion

The telling seeds of the 2024 Republican primary

Democrats face a stark choice on redistricting
American abacus.
Opinion

Democrats face a stark choice on redistricting

The death of cities was greatly exaggerated
Brooklyn.
Analysis

The death of cities was greatly exaggerated

America's foreign policy time bombs
President Biden.
Opinion

America's foreign policy time bombs

Matt Gaetz and the tyranny of the backbencher
Matt Gaetz.
Opinion

Matt Gaetz and the tyranny of the backbencher

House Democrats' dangerous flirtation with election denial
An I Voted sticker.
Opinion

House Democrats' dangerous flirtation with election denial

The GOP's anti-woke cul-de-sac
An elephant.
Opinion

The GOP's anti-woke cul-de-sac

Good job, Biden. Now comes the hard part.
President Biden.
Opinion

Good job, Biden. Now comes the hard part.

Which states best handled the pandemic? There's no clear answer.
States and a graph.
Analysis

Which states best handled the pandemic? There's no clear answer.

Did the pandemic end globalization?
Earth.
Analysis

Did the pandemic end globalization?

Republicans are leaving the light on for Trump
Donald Trump.
Opinion

Republicans are leaving the light on for Trump

Why Republicans won't convict Trump
Donald Trump.
Opinion

Why Republicans won't convict Trump

America's parents are not okay
A family.
Opinion

America's parents are not okay

How ending the filibuster could actually foster bipartisanship
The Capitol building.
Opinion

How ending the filibuster could actually foster bipartisanship

Biden needs a plan B
President Biden.
Opinion

Biden needs a plan B

The GOP purge of Trump fails to materialize. Again.
President Trump.
Opinion

The GOP purge of Trump fails to materialize. Again.

The Democrats' false choice on impeachment
Chuck Schumer and President Trump.
Opinion

The Democrats' false choice on impeachment

Two weeks is too long. Remove Trump from office now.
President Trump.
Opinion

Two weeks is too long. Remove Trump from office now.

2021 might just be incredible
A maze.
Opinion

2021 might just be incredible

Baby, it's COVID outside
A COVID ornament.
Opinion

Baby, it's COVID outside

Trump's eye-for-an-eye endgame
President Trump, Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and Robert Mueller.
Opinion

Trump's eye-for-an-eye endgame

The looming stimulus deal is a dispiriting harbinger of the endless gridlock to come
Mitch McConnell and Joe Biden.
Opinion

The looming stimulus deal is a dispiriting harbinger of the endless gridlock to come

The Democrats' Get-Out-of-Manhattan Project
A person walking.
Opinion

The Democrats' Get-Out-of-Manhattan Project

Americans are choosing death over deprivation
A party in a coffin.
Opinion

Americans are choosing death over deprivation

Will Democrats stand up for democracy?
President Trump and Rudy Giuliani.
Opinion

Will Democrats stand up for democracy?

Republicans avow the absurd
President Trump.
Opinion

Republicans avow the absurd