Tag Archives: Democrats

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Live 2010 Election Day Chat on Social Media + Politics

This was the first live chat I’ve helped plan and participated in. Although I got bumped from my afternoon slot to the end of the night by Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, I did succeed in getting him to comment on … Continue reading

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The American Prospect: Learning From Greece

This is my second post on a topic of my choice for The Prospect‘s writing test. The first is here. If you had asked me last week what lessons the US can learn from the Greek crisis, I would have … Continue reading

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The American Prospect: Job Openings for Inspectors General

The Prospect liked my previous pieces enough that they gave me the opportunity to take a follow-up writing test. This time around, they requested that I pitch a story for the mid-term elections and write three posts that could have … Continue reading

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The American Prospect: Using Republicans To Pass Financial Reform

This was a self-selected Prospect article critique for my application to their fellowship program. See this post for more information. They probably won’t vote for it. But by including GOP ideas in the finance bill, Democrats can make it difficult … Continue reading

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Mother Jones on TV: Moyers, Maddow, and Countdown

I volunteered to fill in for one of the San Francisco editors on weekend website duty and got stuck writing this post on a Saturday. I will not make that mistake again. One highlight: Bill Moyers asked a question regarding … Continue reading

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The Political Calculus of Health Care Reform

This blog post is a critique of a piece from a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who currently writes for The New Republic. Matthew Yglesias and I both objected to William Galston’s calculations, albeit for entirely different reasons. UPDATE: … Continue reading

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Pelosi’s Progressive(ly Less Believable) Promises

Yesterday Campus Progress, the youth-oriented project of the sprawling Center for American Progress empire, concluded a two-day series of events on activism and the media. The Center for American Progress (CAP) was founded in 2003 by John Podesta, Bill Clinton’s former chief of … Continue reading

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Democrat Socialist Party: What’s in a Name?

ANP takes an interesting look at the petty madness that has infected much of the Republican Party in this video, which is a collection of interviews filmed at a national meeting of the GOP.   The GOP called a special session … Continue reading

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Democracy in America: And another one

THIS is getting ridiculous. Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee this afternoon revealed that another of President Obama’s nominees — U.S. Trade Representative-designate Ron Kirk — has tax problems. Finance staff briefed aides to committee members today on the revelations, … Continue reading

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Please Refer to Me as Senator Burris

SNL spoofs cable news host Rachel Maddow, corrupt governor Rod Blagojevich, and poor old Roland Burris. Click here to watch the Saturday Night Live skit.

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