Elie Mystal

Elie Mystal is The Nation‘s Justice Correspondent—covering the courts, the criminal justice system, and politics—and the force behind the magazine’s monthly column, “Objection!” He is also an Alfred Knobler Fellow at the Type Media Center.

Guest Appearances

Elie Mystal

Samantha Bee sits down with author, lawyer, and commentator Elie Mystal to talk about his new book "Allow Me to Retort," going to law school with Tom Cotton, the need to get rid of the Electoral College, what rights SCOTUS might take…


Mom Good, Fire Bad

Fake The Nation #239February 11, 2021

Elie Mystal and Mike Drucker join Negin to examine class disparity in vaccine distribution and the proposed "Marshall Plan for Moms". They also weigh in on the difficulties of dating during the pandemic.


Aliens and Makeouts

Fake The Nation #207July 2, 2020

Elie Mystal and Justin Krebs join Negin to wax nostalgic about their favorite Fourth of July celebrations. They also share what makes them hopeful about America.


"Colombused" As A Verb

Fake The Nation #205June 18, 2020

Elie Mystal and Justin Krebs join Negin to dive into how media companies are reacting to the Black Lives Matter movement and whether firing problematic CEOs is enough. They also share their thoughts on the recent DACA and LGBTQ Supreme Court rulings.


Monster in the White House

Fake The Nation #187February 13, 2020

Seena Ghaznavi and Elie Mystal join Negin to discuss the New Hampshire primary results, the problem with Pete Buttigieg, and the 'American Dirt' book controversy. They also get into why Idris Elba should be the next James Bond.

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