Peter Beinart

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

Democrats Can't Keep Playing Not to Lose

Senate candidates ran timid midterm campaigns, relying on turnout and ignoring the issues they're passionate about. The resulting GOP wave is a warning to Hillary Clinton for 2016.

Political Correctness Is Back

Until U.S. relations with the Muslim world improve, expect more ugly fights like the one over Bill Maher speaking at UC Berkeley.

Should the Poor Be Allowed to Vote?

Voter-ID laws are part of a hoary American tradition holding that people who aren't economically independent can't make reasoned political choices.