Michael Tomasky, The New Republic

Michael Tomasky

The New Republic

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Past articles by Michael:

It’s 2050. Does the United States of America as We Once Knew It Still Exist?

We asked 12 writers for their predictions—and recommendations for how to save democracy. → Read More

“They’re All One Argument”: Michael Tomasky and Tim Noah on How Democrats Can Change the Economy

Michael Tomasky talks about his new book, “The Middle Out: The Rise of Progressive Economics and a Return to Shared Prosperity”, with staff writer Tim Noah → Read More

“We Need to Show Up”: Heather Booth on Organizing in Post-Dobbs America

The renowned activist has been fighting for abortion rights since the 1960s. She talked with TNR editor Michael Tomasky about what we must do now to fight for reproductive freedom. → Read More

Can Liberal Democracy Survive?

In this TNR Live discussion, editor Michael Tomasky and three panelists discuss threats to democracy—from Trump 2024 to the crumbling international order. → Read More

Tell Us, Susan Collins, Are You Really Surprised the Supreme Court Is Overturning Roe v. Wade?

An unsparing look back at her incredibly credulous statement when she voted to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh → Read More

“War with NATO Is What He’s Dreaming Of”: Tikhon Dzyadko on Putin, Ukraine, and Censorship in Russia

One of Russia’s leading independent journalists speaks with editor Michael Tomasky about the decision to shutter the celebrated TV Rain. → Read More

“A Mafia State”: Journalist Kati Marton on Viktor Orbán’s Destruction of Hungary

The celebrated writer talks about the Hungarian elections—and whether former German Chancellor Angela Merkel could get through to Vladimir Putin. → Read More

“A Russian Asset in the White House”: Author Craig Unger on Trump, Putin, and the GOP

TNR editor Michael Tomasky speaks with bestselling author Craig Unger on the deep, multimillion-dollar relationships between Russia and the American right. → Read More

“It’s a New Story”: German Ambassador Emily Haber on Germany’s Break With Russia

Berlin’s top envoy to Washington discusses the reasons behind German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s bold response to Russia’s invasion in Ukraine—and what’s next. → Read More

“He’s Gonna Take It Over and Kill the Leaders”: Andrew Weiss on Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine

The leading Russia expert speaks with Michael Tomasky about the Russian president’s aims in Ukraine and the global crisis he could create. → Read More

How Christian Nationalists Could Revive Trump’s Big Lie in 2024

A TNR Live discussion on how the religious right’s well-funded strategists are aiming at Trump voters in 2024, and how we can stop them → Read More

“All They Know Is Extremism”: Ohio Democrat David Pepper on How Statehouses Are Destroying Democracy

A former state party chairman discusses his new book, “Laboratories of Autocracy”—and whether Democrats can ever win in Ohio again. → Read More

“It All Burns”: Cornell Belcher on What Happens if the GOP Takes the House

In this Tomaskycast, TNR editor Michael Tomasky talks with Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher about Virginia, race, and whether Democrats can change the dynamic heading into 2022. → Read More

Actually, Joe Biden Was Elected to Be FDR

Abigail Spanberger is wrong: Biden campaigned explicitly by comparing his ideas to the New Deal. That’s what millions of people voted for. → Read More

America’s Worst Right-Wingers

Worst Trump 79% Donald Trump Known for: fascism; racism; sexism; boredom with Constitution; old-white-man-from-Queens cultural rage. 15% Don Trump Jr. Known for: fascism; racism; sexism; boredom with Constitution; lacking father’s urbane sophistication. 4% Ivanka Trump Known for: passionate defense of global women; using White House position to grift for fashion brand until shuttering it in 2018… → Read More

“Insurrection by Other Means”: Adam Schiff on His New Book on Democracy

The California congressman’s new book, “Midnight in Washington,” should scare you. It’s meant to. → Read More

Kyrsten Sinema, We’re Sick of Your Act

The Arizona senator wants to cut funding for climate-change policies and opposes a plan to rein in prescription drug prices. She doesn’t deserve the Democratic Party. → Read More

Can the Democrats Fix Washington?

A half-century ago, a group of young, liberal lawmakers swept into Congress on a mission to overturn the status quo. Here's what the class of '74 can teach today's upstarts. → Read More

Elitism Is Liberalism’s Biggest Problem

There are plenty of non-deplorables in middle America. The Democrats need to learn how to embrace them. → Read More