Tag Archives: Republicans

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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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How the Tea Party Utilized Digital Media to Gain Power

This piece, which I wanted to call “The Digitally Driven Rise of the Tea Party,” was originally about how the right was using new media to oppose climate protection regulations. The idea for the piece grew out of earlier conversations … 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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The New Republic: Politics Critique of the Feburary 18, 2009 Issue

This was written as a part of my application for TNR‘s once sought-after reporter-researcher position while I was wrapping up my web internship at The Nation. In the past, the year-long position has been an important career springboard for many … Continue reading

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Golf-Loving, Ethically Challenged Rep. to Retire

A week of heat from the IRS was all it took for this corrupt GOP congressman to decided he wanted to spend more time with his family. And his lawyer, presumably. Rep. Steve Buyer (R-Ind.), who has recently come under fire … Continue reading

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A Mulligan for Ethically Challenged GOP Rep?

I wrote this quick MoJo blog post while I was waiting to hear back from sources for another story. My editor liked it and immediately promoted it to the Must Read section. While I appreciate the praise, she did chop … 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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GOP: Grand Old Populists?

Last month I saw the congressman referenced in the blog post below deliver a provocatively titled “State of the Future” speech at The Economist‘s World In 2010 Festival. Rep. Ryan delivers a good speech and can write a decent article, … Continue reading

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Obama’s Jobs Speech Raises Troubling Questions

UPDATE: My review of the speech was picked up by the AtlanticWire and prominently featured on today’s Need to Read list. President Barack Obama has spent much of his term, from the stimulus bill pushed through shortly after he took … Continue reading

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