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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.

Was Trump ever as unpopular as we thought?
President Trump.
Opinion

Was Trump ever as unpopular as we thought?

The fate of democracy rests with a handful of Republicans
Mitch McConnell.
Opinion

The fate of democracy rests with a handful of Republicans

A Biden presidency might essentially be over before it can begin
Joe Biden.
Opinion

A Biden presidency might essentially be over before it can begin

Democrats' first priority
Voters.
Opinion

Democrats' first priority

Is this the year the New South turns blue?
Joe Biden.
Opinion

Is this the year the New South turns blue?

Trump face-plants in the homestretch
President Trump.
Opinion

Trump face-plants in the homestretch

Republicans are on the verge of a spectacular upside-down achievement
An elephant.
Opinion

Republicans are on the verge of a spectacular upside-down achievement

Trump loses on the merits
President Trump.
Opinion

Trump loses on the merits

The clock is ticking on Republicans' Senate advantage
The Capitol turns blue.
Opinion

The clock is ticking on Republicans' Senate advantage

Democrats need a better counter to 'originalism'
Amy Klobuchar.
Opinion

Democrats need a better counter to 'originalism'

President Trump can learn a lot from Mike Pence
President Trump and Mike Pence.
Opinion

President Trump can learn a lot from Mike Pence

Trump's illness is reinforcing his central political problem
President Trump.
Opinion

Trump's illness is reinforcing his central political problem

4 plausible election scenarios after Trump's coronavirus diagnosis
President Trump.
Opinion

4 plausible election scenarios after Trump's coronavirus diagnosis

Why Trump's alpha debate strategy will backfire
President Trump.
Opinion

Why Trump's alpha debate strategy will backfire

This is what an American coup looks like
President Trump.
Opinion

This is what an American coup looks like

Mitch McConnell's most savage move is to back off
Mitch McConnell.
Opinion

Mitch McConnell's most savage move is to back off

Why Democrats shouldn't panic about RBG's death
Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Opinion

Why Democrats shouldn't panic about RBG's death

The staggering consequences of Trump's coronavirus lies
President Trump.
Opinion

The staggering consequences of Trump's coronavirus lies

Trump's RNC role is a much bigger mistake than Republicans realize
President Trump.
Opinion

Trump's RNC role is a much bigger mistake than Republicans realize

How the Electoral College made America's pandemic response worse
People painting a map.
Opinion

How the Electoral College made America's pandemic response worse

The Supreme Court prepares for the Biden presidency
Joe Biden.
Opinion

The Supreme Court prepares for the Biden presidency

This time is different for Trump
President Trump.
Opinion

This time is different for Trump

Trump on tilt
President Trump.
Opinion

Trump on tilt

How Trump lost his Electoral College edge to Biden
President Trump and Joe Biden.
Opinion

How Trump lost his Electoral College edge to Biden

America's lurch toward 'competitive authoritarianism'
A voter.
Opinion

America's lurch toward 'competitive authoritarianism'

The political lessons of the 1918 pandemic
Woodrow Wilson.
Opinion

The political lessons of the 1918 pandemic

Coronavirus' looming psychological crisis
An isolated woman.
Analysis

Coronavirus' looming psychological crisis

How Bernie blew it
Bernie Sanders in Vermont
Opinion

How Bernie blew it

The 3 most likely Super Tuesday outcomes
Democratic candidates.
Analysis

The 3 most likely Super Tuesday outcomes

Biden has the debate he needed
Biden
Opinion

Biden has the debate he needed

Bernie blows the casino doors off in Nevada
Bernie.
Opinion

Bernie blows the casino doors off in Nevada

Authoritarians aren't like Mao anymore. They're like Trump.
President Trump.
Opinion

Authoritarians aren't like Mao anymore. They're like Trump.

Bernie the electable
Bernie Sanders.
Opinion

Bernie the electable

2 winners and 3 losers from Iowa
Democratic candidates.
Analysis

2 winners and 3 losers from Iowa

Trump's acquittal means there is no bottom
President Trump.
Opinion

Trump's acquittal means there is no bottom

How Bernie Sanders could both win and lose in Iowa
Bernie Sanders.
Analysis

How Bernie Sanders could both win and lose in Iowa