Zeeshan Aleem, MSNBC

Zeeshan Aleem


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Recent articles by Zeeshan:

The backlash to Trump’s gross Mar-a-Lago dinner deploys a familiarly dangerous strategy

Trump hosted Kanye West and Nick Fuentes, a known white supremacist, at his Mar-a-Lago and then blamed Kanye but did not apologize for fraternizing with bigots. → Read More

How Twitter could make or break Trump's presidential aspirations

Separate from the question of whether or not Trump will return to Twitter is the issue of it being a wise thing for him to do. → Read More

Elon Musk's revival of Trump's Twitter account shows his political mission

Beneath the chaos, there's method to his Twitter madness. → Read More

Trump is running for president in 2024 thanks to GOP cowardice

The fact that the Republicans refused to take the steps necessary to prevent a third Trump run shows they offer no moderate alternative to him. → Read More

FTX's collapse and Sam Bankman-Fried illustrate crypto's shadiness

FTX, and its founder, often called SBF, presented themselves as different from the norm in the shady world of crypto. They weren't, according to an expert. → Read More

Katie Hobbs wins Arizona election — and keeps a formidable MAGA politician at bay

Hobbs’ win over Republican Kari Lake is a major victory for democratic norms. → Read More

Russia faces one of its most humiliating setbacks yet in Ukraine

Why the Kherson retreat is such a big deal for the direction of the war. → Read More

Are Ron DeSantis' 2024 presidential prospects better than Trump's?

The Florida governor's victory was impressive, but it's no guarantor of a successful 2024 bid. → Read More

Ron Johnson remains Wisconsin's stalwart defender of hard-right MAGA politics

Johnson is redder than his state but has vanquished prominent progressive candidates in the past. → Read More

Arizona is becoming a focal point for the next ‘big lie’

Right-wing politicians and commentators are using disinformation to manufacture scandal in the battleground state. → Read More

Elon Musk says vote Republican. His reasoning is bizarre.

Let’s try to make sense of Elon Musk’s vote-GOP -for-balance tweet. → Read More

The stakes in Fetterman vs. Oz couldn’t be higher

One of the marquee races of the midterms is the contest over Pennsylvania’s open Senate seat. Democratic Lt. Gov. → Read More

Kari Lake's cruel quip about Paul Pelosi shows how she's refining Trumpism

Lake is more controlled and more poised than the average Trump pol. That makes her more dangerous. → Read More

Why climate change activists vandalizing art is so powerful

How can we condemn the acts when their premise is sound and their cause is so righteous? → Read More

Democrat Pramila Jayapal's Ukraine letter withdrawal is extremely unsettling

Rep. Pramila Jayapal's withdrawal of a letter calling for diplomacy with Russia after it caused controversy bodes poorly for ending the war in Ukraine. → Read More

The Pennsylvania Oz-Fetterman debate's real takeaway

Fixating on speech distracts from the looming political emergency. → Read More

What the Jan. 6 committee's stunning footage of Nancy Pelosi revealed

The House Jan. 6 committee unveiled new footage of the House Speaker responding in real time to the insurrection — and showing how to protect democracy. → Read More

Tulsi Gabbard's foreign policy may have always been a better fit for the right

Gabbard’s antiwar activism isn’t driven by anti-imperialism — it’s closer to America First politics. → Read More

Steve Bannon's still pushing Trump's 'election integrity' agenda

Steve Bannon's still pushing Trump's agenda, inspiring activist groups complaining about "election integrity" to further destroy trust in the election system. → Read More

Bernie Sanders has flaws. But he could still be a force for good in 2024.

If Biden doesn't run again, Bernie Sanders would help push the Democratic primary to the left in critical ways, and help against a potential Trump 2024 bid. → Read More