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Peter Beinart

Contributing Editor

Peter Beinart is a contributing editor at National Journal and The Atlantic, an associate professor of journalism and political science at the City University of New York, and a senior fellow at the New America Foundation.

Latest From Peter Beinart

Desperate Republicans Scramble in Crowded Spotlight

The crowded GOP presidential field is driving candidates to indulge in outrageous antics as they battle for attention.

The New McCarthyism of Donald Trump

His opportunistic demagoguery was indulged by Republican Party leaders, until he turned his sights on the military.

Why the Iran Deal Makes Obama's Critics So Angry

The nuclear agreement highlights the limits of American power—something the president's opponents won't accept.

How Views Like Trump's Became Socially Taboo

The responses to his immigration rhetoric show how much American political views have changed.

Clinton Campaign Now Considers Bernie Sanders Threatening Enough to Attack

As the senator from Vermont gains momentum, Claire McCaskill rushes to Hillary Clinton's defense.

Bernie Sanders May Not Beat Hillary Clinton, But He Can Scare Her

The Vermont senator's authentic outrage over how the super rich have distorted America's economy and bought its government will find an eager audience.

Hillary Clinton and the Tragic Politics of Crime

The criminal-justice policies she now denounces once helped her husband capture the White House.

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