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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.

Understanding the results of the critical Pennsylvania primaries
PA candidates.
Briefing

Understanding the results of the critical Pennsylvania primaries

A final dispatch of political decline
A writer under a hat.
Opinion

A final dispatch of political decline

Ozark finally acknowledges its victims
Ozark.
Opinion

Ozark finally acknowledges its victims

Should Democrats force out Manchin and Sinema?
Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema.
Opinion

Should Democrats force out Manchin and Sinema?

Countdown to the Democrats' doomsday
A donkey and an elephant.
Opinion

Countdown to the Democrats' doomsday

Democrats could still win in November. No, really.
President Biden.
Opinion

Democrats could still win in November. No, really.

Nuclear war is inevitable
Nuclear war.
Opinion

Nuclear war is inevitable

Is Beijing paying attention to Russia's faceplant?
Xi Jinping.
Opinion

Is Beijing paying attention to Russia's faceplant?

If we'd known COVID would last 2 years
Chicago.
Opinion

If we'd known COVID would last 2 years

Liberal internationalism gets its wake-up call
The Ukrainian flag.
Opinion

Liberal internationalism gets its wake-up call

Was Biden's COVID optimism enough?
President Biden.
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Was Biden's COVID optimism enough?

Kick Russia off the U.N. Security Council!
Vasily Nebenzya.
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Kick Russia off the U.N. Security Council!

Will Putin pay for a limited war?
Vladimir Putin.
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Will Putin pay for a limited war?

Russia's big mistake
Vladimir Putin.
Opinion

Russia's big mistake

Has The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel always been this dark?
Rachel Brosnahan.
Opinion

Has The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel always been this dark?

Midterms in hostile territory
Elephants and a donkey.
Opinion

Midterms in hostile territory

10 movies to ruin your Valentine's Day
A bleeding heart.
Opinion

10 movies to ruin your Valentine's Day

What do the players really want in the MLB standoff?
Diving for cash.
Opinion

What do the players really want in the MLB standoff?

A rare own-goal for the GOP
A map.
Opinion

A rare own-goal for the GOP

The Cold War roots of the Ukraine crisis
Vladimir Putin.
Opinion

The Cold War roots of the Ukraine crisis

The futility of Biden's 1st year
President Biden.
Opinion

The futility of Biden's 1st year

Station Eleven and the sweetness of life on Earth
Station Eleven.
Opinion

Station Eleven and the sweetness of life on Earth

15 movies to watch in 2022
2022 movies.
Opinion

15 movies to watch in 2022

A lost year for American democracy
The Capitol riot.
Opinion

A lost year for American democracy

5 midterm races to watch in 2022
Voting.
Opinion

5 midterm races to watch in 2022

A new theory of rising college costs
College costs.
Opinion

A new theory of rising college costs

What Succession's apolitical inertia really means
Succession.
Opinion

What Succession's apolitical inertia really means

The prisoner's dilemma in Vienna
President Biden.
Opinion

The prisoner's dilemma in Vienna

No, we can't just 'vaccinate the world'
Earth.
Opinion

No, we can't just 'vaccinate the world'

Dysfunction, anxiety, and 1 big bird
A television.
Opinion

Dysfunction, anxiety, and 1 big bird

Republicans' alarming reaction to Rittenhouse
Kyle Rittenhouse.
Opinion

Republicans' alarming reaction to Rittenhouse

Can immigration be the next big bipartisan deal?
A handshake.
Opinion

Can immigration be the next big bipartisan deal?

Are the Democrats doomed?
Glenn Youngkin.
Opinion

Are the Democrats doomed?

What is America's COVID endgame?
A mask.
Opinion

What is America's COVID endgame?

The madness of expanding NATO
The NATO symbol.
Opinion

The madness of expanding NATO

Kyrsten Sinema's poll numbers should terrify her
Kyrsten Sinema.
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Kyrsten Sinema's poll numbers should terrify her