Lisa Lerer, The New York Times

Lisa Lerer

The New York Times

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Past articles by Lisa:

Union Veteran Takes Over at Emily’s List as Abortion Fights Loom

Laphonza Butler, a labor leader turned strategist, will become the first woman of color — and the first mother — to lead the Democratic fund-raising powerhouse. → Read More

Biden’s Covid-19 Vaccine Push Aligns Him With a Fed-Up, Vaccinated Majority

As the president took forceful new steps to pressure Americans to get inoculated, he argued that they were urgently needed health measures. In his allies’ view, they were also good politics. → Read More

Democrats Call for Cuomo's Resignation, but Who Will Replace Him?

Potential successors are in the wings. But the longer it takes for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s fate to be resolved, the greater the headache for Democrats. → Read More

D.N.C. Staff to Join Union, in a Milestone for Labor

The effort follows the unionization of several 2020 Democratic presidential campaigns, and will make the D.N.C. the first national party group to have an organized work force. → Read More

Already Distorting Jan. 6, G.O.P. Now Concocts Entire Counternarrative

In the Republicans’ disinformation campaign, the arrested Capitol rioters are political prisoners and Speaker Nancy Pelosi is to blame for the attack. → Read More

Latino Voters Moved Toward Republicans. Now Biden Wants Them Back.

Did Democrats take the Hispanic vote for granted in 2020? Some in the party think they did, and can’t afford the same mistakes going forward. → Read More

Progressives’ Urgent Question: How to Win Over Voters of Color

A yearslong challenge for the left was starkly illustrated this week as its hopes faded in the New York mayor’s race. → Read More

Biden Tried to Keep It Boring. This Week Intervened.

His team has projected the image of a calmer White House, but recent days showed that it can’t outrun chaos. → Read More

Supreme Court Case Throws Abortion Into 2022 Election Picture

Supporters and opponents of abortion rights say a major ruling just before the midterm elections could upend political calculations for the two parties. → Read More

The G.O.P.’s Big Cancellation

The party’s cancel mob runs wild on Capitol Hill. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren Grapples With Presidential Loss in New Book

In “Persist,” the Massachusetts senator delves into gender issues and her own shortcomings after her failed bid for the Democratic nomination. → Read More

Joe Biden, the Reverse Ronald Reagan

Four decades later, another elder statesman seeks to transform Americans’ ideas about the size of government. → Read More

For Political Reporters, There Will Be No “Return to Normal”

After the pandemic, America will be different. It will take all our skills – traditional and those we learned in the crisis – to cover the new reality. → Read More

Democrats Were Lukewarm on Campaign Biden. They Love President Biden.

Joe Biden never captured the hearts of Democratic voters in the way Barack Obama once did. But now that he is in office, he is drawing nearly universal approval from his party. → Read More

The New Cancel Culture Capitalism

For Republicans, cancel culture is good for business. → Read More

How the Pandemic Changed Your Politics

Worry, anxiety, hope: Readers shared how they experienced a wild year in American life and politics. → Read More

Allegations Against Cuomo Reignite a #MeToo Debate for Democrats

Stephanie Miner is no friend of Andrew Cuomo. A onetime top Democratic official in New York and a former mayor of Syracuse, Miner has spent years criticizing... → Read More

Will Republicans Pay a Price for Opposing the Stimulus?

It’s complicated. But so far, their messaging has been scattershot. → Read More

CPAC and the New Republicanism

The Conservative Political Action Conference has evolved from a family reunion of Republican libertarians, social conservatives and a hawkish foreign policy establishment into Trump-chella. → Read More

Cruz and Cuomo Face Scandal. Trump Can’t Save Them.

Without Donald Trump dominating the political conversation, politicians’ audacious behavior isn’t so quickly subsumed. → Read More