How Does Ranked Choice Voting Make Us Feel?
New York City's Democratic primary was incredibly competitive, partially thanks to ranked choice voting. And now we think we know
Process is Power: What Joe Manchin Wants
Evan Osnos has a nice profile of Sen. Joe Manchin in the New Yorker. It underscores a few points about
Stop Feeding the Trolls on Anti-Teacher, Pro-Censorship "Critical Race Theory" Attacks
The debate over "critical race theory" in schools is a right wing troll campaign. Too often, writers, media outlets and
Attorney General Barr Closely Monitored Violent Crackdown on Protestors Ahead of Trump Photo-Op
A little more than year ago, I watched federal agents and local police violently attack demonstrators and journalists outside the
Barack Obama Gets the Media Problem Right—But What Are the Solutions?
Barack Obama's recent interview with the New York Time's Ezra Klein is rich and worth listening to fully. I wanted
U.S. Politics is Broken, But What if Politicians Don't Fix It?
Political scientists and advocates are raising alarm bells — again, louder, and with renewed enthusiasm — that American democracy is declining. The
Democrats don't have a messaging problem, they have a power problem
James Carville kicked off another round of media + Democratic navel-gazing on messaging yesterday in Vox. As someone who's worked in
Moving to Ghost
This is just a quick signpost to note that I'm moving my writing from Medium to Ghost. As you may
Yes, DC deserves statehood. No, none of the arguments against statehood make sense.
DC deserves statehood. The arguments against it are bunk.
Which Members of Congress Were Giving Capitol Tours to Right Wing Attackers?
Several days after the startling attack on the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), a former Navy helicopter pilot and federal…