Author: Elie Mystal

Elie Mystal

Elie Mystal received a degree in Government from Harvard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He was formerly a litigator at Debevoise & Plimpton but quit the legal profession to pursue a career as an online provocateur. In addition to his work at ATL Redline, he’s written editorials for the New York Daily News and the New York Times, and he has appeared on both MSNBC and Fox News.

Does supporting Donald Trump make you a racist?

With Donald Trump, we have a guy running for president whose entire platform, essentially, is racism. And yet the people who support this recognized bigot largely get a pass from a media obsessed with “understanding” them. Why do we feel the need to explain support for a racist in non-racial terms?

Supreme Court may effectively kill abortion in red states

The Court could say that the Texas restrictions on abortion are undue burdens, a huge win for pro-choice advocates. But an even greater victory would be to say that Texas (and other states) actually have to prove their restrictions are beneficial. That would be an amazing decision. Of course, the Court could just as easily rule that the Texas restrictions are just fine and effectively kill abortion in red states.