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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.

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

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