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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.

What's going on with Iran's raging protests?
Protesters.
Briefing

What's going on with Iran's raging protests?

Why did Merrick Garland appoint a special counsel to investigate Trump?
Trump, Garland, and Smith.
Briefing

Why did Merrick Garland appoint a special counsel to investigate Trump?

Is Iran preparing to execute dissidents?
Iran.
Briefing

Is Iran preparing to execute dissidents?

The top 5 uncalled races of the 2022 midterms
Candidates.
Briefing

The top 5 uncalled races of the 2022 midterms

How polling averages could be underestimating the Democrats
Polling.
Briefing

How polling averages could be underestimating the Democrats

Everything to know about the 2022 World Series
Mascots.
Briefing

Everything to know about the 2022 World Series

The case of the vanishing snow crabs
A snow crab.
Briefing

The case of the vanishing snow crabs

Pennsylvania's Fetterman, ableism, and NBC
John Fetterman.
Briefing

Pennsylvania's Fetterman, ableism, and NBC

What to expect in this year's revamped baseball playoffs
MLB players.
Briefing

What to expect in this year's revamped baseball playoffs

In the path of Ian
Florida.
Briefing

In the path of Ian

Why are Armenia and Azerbaijan fighting?
Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Briefing

Why are Armenia and Azerbaijan fighting?

Shohei Ohtani's magnificent season
Shohei Ohtani.
Briefing

Shohei Ohtani's magnificent season

Biden's call to defend democracy
President Biden.
Briefing

Biden's call to defend democracy

A new deal for Iran and the U.S.?
President Biden and Ebrahim Raisi.
Briefing

A new deal for Iran and the U.S.?

The most overlooked TV shows of 2022
A television.
Briefing

The most overlooked TV shows of 2022

Liz Cheney for president?
Liz Cheney.
Briefing

Liz Cheney for president?

Everything you need to know about Tuesday's primary results
U.S. map
Briefing

Everything you need to know about Tuesday's primary results

What to expect from MLB's 2022 trade deadline
Baseball clock
Briefing

What to expect from MLB's 2022 trade deadline

Brazil's big lie?
Jair Bolsonaro.
Briefing

Brazil's big lie?

Biden's tricky balancing act in the Middle East
President Biden.
Briefing

Biden's tricky balancing act in the Middle East

The best World War I movies
A soldier.
Feature

The best World War I movies

Did Texas Republicans endorse secession at their party convention?
Texas secession.
Briefing

Did Texas Republicans endorse secession at their party convention?

What we learned from Tuesday's primaries
Nancy Mace.
Briefing

What we learned from Tuesday's primaries

What's at stake in France's parliamentary elections?
Voting.
Briefing

What's at stake in France's parliamentary elections?

The legal complexities of gun control, explained
A gun.
Briefing

The legal complexities of gun control, explained

Are you going to get relief from your student loans?
President Biden.
Briefing

Are you going to get relief from your student loans?

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