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Articles by Jonathan V. Last (page 2)

September 11, 2023 12:22 pm

How to Disfigure Your Soul

Chris Sununu and the price of staying on your team.
Jonathan V. Last
September 8, 2023 12:37 pm

The Great Republican Normie Hope Kind of Sucks

Nikki Haley tells us who she is.
Jonathan V. Last
September 7, 2023 11:56 am

JVL Rule #5: The Bad Guys Always Find Each Other

On Elon Musk's embrace of anti-Semites.
Jonathan V. Last
September 6, 2023 1:07 pm

America’s Authoritarian Exceptionalism

Demagogues usually arise in times of chaos and privation. In America, our demagogues have become powerful during a period of…
Jonathan V. Last
September 5, 2023 12:44 pm

The Roots of Biden Panic

The people worrying about Biden's vulnerabilities aren't wrong. And neither are the people who want to stay the course.
Jonathan V. Last
September 1, 2023 1:00 pm

Revealed Preferences and Fake Culture Wars

Republicans say the economy is terrible. Also: They're buying more boats than at any time in American history.
Jonathan V. Last
August 31, 2023 12:11 pm

The People Are the Problem: Part 17,502

All of our anguish is the result of trying to figure out ways to get around the fact that voters…
Jonathan V. Last
August 30, 2023 11:58 am

Joe the Plumber and Partisan Schadenfreude

We're all vulnerable to it.
Jonathan V. Last
August 29, 2023 11:31 am

2024 Is America’s Kobayashi Maru

There are no good outcomes. And we were put to this test not by prosecutors, but by the cowardice of…
Jonathan V. Last
August 28, 2023 1:15 pm

It’s All Much Worse Than You Think

There are no "good" outcomes from where we stand now.
Jonathan V. Last