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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 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

Biden needs a new strategy for Iran
President Biden.
Opinion

Biden needs a new strategy for Iran

Is the filibuster really in trouble?
President Biden and Mitch McConnell.
Opinion

Is the filibuster really in trouble?

Democrats are about to ruin their plan for electric cars
An electric car.
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Democrats are about to ruin their plan for electric cars

Political suicide?
A donkey.
Opinion

Political suicide?

How Newsom ran away with the recall
Gavin Newsom.
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How Newsom ran away with the recall

Will COVID stalk the GOP in 2024?
An I Voted sticker.
Opinion

Will COVID stalk the GOP in 2024?

Biden's missing path out of the pandemic
President Biden.
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Biden's missing path out of the pandemic

Biden's bungled pandemic response
President Biden and Jeff Zients.
Opinion

Biden's bungled pandemic response

The FDA's sluggish child vaccine timeline
Vaccination.
Opinion

The FDA's sluggish child vaccine timeline

Biden's Delta toolkit
President Biden.
Opinion

Biden's Delta toolkit

The end of America's post-9/11 delusion
Joe Biden.
Opinion

The end of America's post-9/11 delusion

Biden attempts damage control
Joe Biden.
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Biden attempts damage control

Democrats' Gavin Newsom recall nightmare
Gavin Newsom.
Feature

Democrats' Gavin Newsom recall nightmare

The Democratic Party's self-sabotage
Bernie Sanders.
Opinion

The Democratic Party's self-sabotage

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?