David Faris, The Week

David Faris

The Week

Chicago, IL, United States

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  • Slate
  • Washington Monthly
  • Washington Post
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Recent articles by David:

Can Bolsonaro's insurrectionists be deterred?

As Lula's inauguration approached, Bolsonaro supporters set up camp outside of Brasília's main military compound, urging the armed forces to restore Bolsonaro to power. Bolsonaro left the country for Florida on Dec. 31, leaving Vice President Hamilton Mourão in charge of the country for a day before Lula's swearing-in. Bolsonaro denied involvement in escalating tensions in the capital and… → Read More

What is Kwanzaa?

Everything you need to know about the secular holiday → Read More

Kevin McCarthy Is About to Enter Political Hell

The likely GOP speaker may well preside over one of the most chaotic House terms in American history. → Read More

Ron DeSantis Is Not the Answer for Republicans

The GOP might want to take a deep breath before anointing this guy their savior. → Read More

How Democrats Fought Dirty and Won

They finally campaigned like Republicans. Worked out pretty well! → Read More

Will Putin pay for a limited war?

Late Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered military forces into eastern Ukraine after delivering a genuinely deranged history lesson that blamed Soviet leaders Lenin, Stalin, and Khrushchev for creating Ukraine and claimed that the country has "never had a tradition of genuine statehood." It is still unclear what Putin's war aims really are. Yesterday he announced the recognition of… → Read More

10 toxic relationship movies for Valentine's Day skeptics

On my second date with my future wife, in one of those basement cocktail bars that are so ostentatiously cool that they don't have a sign outside, we talked about what we had done on Valentine's Day that year, which we had both spent alone. It turns out that we had chosen to spend the holiday watching the same iconic toxic relationship film. Our mutual adoration of anti-romance films launched a… → Read More

15 movies to watch in 2022

Lights. Mask. Popcorn. Action. → Read More

The filibuster really might be in trouble this time

How the debt ceiling standoff could finally lead to majority rule → Read More

A transformed workplace

COVID-19 has changed how and where people work. What is the future of employment? → Read More

6 homes built in the 1980s

It doesn't hurt to look! → Read More

Is Britney Spears finally 'free'?

A judge has suspended Britney Spears' father from her conservatorship. What's next for the pop star? → Read More

Democrats are about to ruin their plan for electric cars

As Democrats frantically negotiate the shape of their social spending package with multiple deadlines and economic mayhem looming, they are reportedly considering "means-testing" some of their new programs. Progressives have long derided means-testing – phasing out benefits above a certain income threshold – as a practice that undermines social solidarity and forces the government to create… → Read More

Biden's Afghanistan speech fails to explain Kabul withdrawal chaos

President Biden returned from Camp David to the White House Monday to address the nation in the wake of the shocking weekend unraveling of the situation in Afghanistan. Cities rapidly succumbed to the advances of the Taliban, the lavishly funded Afghan national army disintegrated overnight, senior officials in the government fled hastily, and aspiring refugees desperately swarmed the Kabul… → Read More

Democratic leaders should think twice before crushing progressive primary challenges

Dividing the left is a GOP dream. Democrats shouldn't help it come true. → Read More

Stephen Breyer needs to retire. Now.

Mitch McConnell all but confirmed his absolutist position → Read More

The Republican Assault on Democracy is Worse Than You Think

Gerrymandering, voter suppression, losing Congressional control—the Jan. 6 Capitol attack is a preview of the GOP nightmare to come if Democrats don’t act now. → Read More

Biden needs some braggadocio

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Jake Tapper recommends 6 books about the Rat Pack era

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How iceberg lettuce wedged its way into American culture

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