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James Downie

MSNBC Opinion Editor

James Downie is a writer and editor for MSNBC Daily. He was an editor and columnist for The Washington Post and has also written for The New Republic and Foreign Policy. He holds a degree in history from Columbia University.

James Downie is a writer and editor for MSNBC Daily. He was an editor and columnist for The Washington Post and has also written for The New Republic and Foreign Policy. He holds a degree in history from Columbia University.

Latest from James Downie

16d ago

Biden just made one of the most cowardly decisions of his career

Giving Mohammed Bin Salman immunity over the Jamal Khashoggi assassination is the lowest moment of his presidency.
21d ago

The most revealing part of Trump’s 2024 announcement

Donald Trump's 2024 speech yesterday in Florida announced he's running for president again.
23d ago

Democrats have won the Senate. They must raise the ceiling — immediately

U.S. Senate results are in, with voters again showing they’re tired of Trump's government by chaos championed by his his far-right devotees.
25d ago

Catherine Cortez Masto's doggedness pays off for Nevada Democrats

In her second term, expect Cortez Masto to buck the party at times.
28d ago

J.D. Vance, Trump critic-turned-devotee, brings MAGA fealty to Ohio

Vance, a venture capitalist and author, held off a strong challenge from his Democratic opponent Tim Ryan to keep Ohio red.
56d ago

Democrats are severely underestimating Tim Ryan

With control of the Senate in the balance, Ryan's campaign against J.D. Vance deserves more national support.
65d ago

If Dems can't even use their majority for this no-brainer, what's the point of having it?

It’s ethically righteous and politically effective — and yet somehow Democratic leaders are strangely hesitant to pass a ban on lawmakers trading stocks.