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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.

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

Mitch McConnell's rare blunder
Mitch McConnell.
Opinion

Mitch McConnell's rare blunder

Democrats walked right into Mitch McConnell's trap
Chuck Schumer.
Opinion

Democrats walked right into Mitch McConnell's trap

Trump is setting up a massive nuclear crisis with Iran
President Trump.
Opinion

Trump is setting up a massive nuclear crisis with Iran

How to exit the Middle East and end up at war with Iran
President Trump.
Opinion

How to exit the Middle East and end up at war with Iran

Trump's perilous delusions about Tehran
President Trump.
Opinion

Trump's perilous delusions about Tehran

You will ultimately be Trump's impeachment juror
President Trump.
Opinion

You will ultimately be Trump's impeachment juror

How the fall of Elizabeth Warren has shaken up the 2020 race
Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and Joe Biden.
Opinion

How the fall of Elizabeth Warren has shaken up the 2020 race

Can constitutional experts take down Trump?
President Trump.
Opinion

Can constitutional experts take down Trump?

The most important day of the impeachment inquiry
President Trump.
Opinion

The most important day of the impeachment inquiry

Democrats, don't hand impeachment to Mitch McConnell
Trump administration members.
Opinion

Democrats, don't hand impeachment to Mitch McConnell

Sondland just obliterated Trump and put the entire White House in peril
President Trump and Gordon Sondland.
Opinion

Sondland just obliterated Trump and put the entire White House in peril

The impeachment hearings have demolished Trump's 'deep state' defense
President Trump.
Opinion

The impeachment hearings have demolished Trump's 'deep state' defense

The Republicans' Ukraine conspiracy theory is going mainstream
President Trump, Devin Nunes, and Sean Hannity.
Opinion

The Republicans' Ukraine conspiracy theory is going mainstream

The House GOP's impeachment gambit is extremely risky
Devin Nunes and Jim Jordan
Opinion

The House GOP's impeachment gambit is extremely risky

Elizabeth Warren, just tell us it's going to be okay
Elizabeth Warren.
Opinion

Elizabeth Warren, just tell us it's going to be okay

Sondland deals reeling Trump another blow
Gordon Sondland.
Opinion

Sondland deals reeling Trump another blow

If this is the GOP's best Trump defense, they're in serious trouble
President Trump.
Opinion

If this is the GOP's best Trump defense, they're in serious trouble

Why Amy Klobuchar is moderate Democrats' only hope
Amy Klobuchar.
Opinion

Why Amy Klobuchar is moderate Democrats' only hope

William Taylor's testimony should be game over for Trump
President Trump and Bill Taylor.
Opinion

William Taylor's testimony should be game over for Trump

Trump White House celebrates 1,000th day with stunning corruption admission
Mick Mulvaney.
Opinion

Trump White House celebrates 1,000th day with stunning corruption admission

2020 Democrats are underselling the case for impeachment
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Opinion

2020 Democrats are underselling the case for impeachment

America is in a national emergency. Will the Democratic debate ignore it?
Democratic candidates.
Opinion

America is in a national emergency. Will the Democratic debate ignore it?

All the president's goons
Rudy Giuliani and President Trump.
Feature

All the president's goons

How Elizabeth Warren could sweep the 2020 primaries
Elizabeth Warren.
Analysis

How Elizabeth Warren could sweep the 2020 primaries

Republicans have nothing to fear from removing Trump
President Trump and Mike Pence.
Opinion

Republicans have nothing to fear from removing Trump

Impeaching Trump is only going to get more popular
Opinion

Impeaching Trump is only going to get more popular