Op-Eds/ Essays

March 8, 2019

The Baffler

Beggar’s Opera

Reflections on democracy’s decline from years spent in the political fundraising trenches

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April  19, 2018

The Smart Set

Republican Like Who?

Popping Ken Stern’s political bubbles- just because you think you’re getting out of a liberal bubble, doesn’t mean that you’re not still looking out from within one of your own.
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November 12, 2008

Flak Magazine

Canvassing

You’re cold. Shivering. Your legs pump back and forth, trying in vain to generate heat. Your feet are cracked and aching, fingers turning to steel.

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October 25, 2008

Flak Magazine

Henry Kissinger: The Man With the Plan

Woodward’s new book claims that Kissinger enjoys “a powerful, largely invisible influence on Bush’s Iraq policy.”

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May 10, 2008

Flak Magazine

The March of the Puppets

Many of the seemingly innocuous talking heads appearing on network news broadcasts both in the build up to the Iraq War and afterwards were in fact Pentagon “message multipliers” or “surrogates” employed to lend credibility to the Administration’s arguments and rationale.

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November 1, 2006

Flak Magazine

Orhan Pamuk’s Temporary Triumph

A poet or novelist is always in a precarious position, socially speaking.