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New York City
Freelance Journalist

Writes for @dagblog, @Reuters, @Mcsweeneys, @esquiremag, @forbes, @tNYPress, @tpm @thedailybeast @theawl

What If We Made Gun Culture Uncool Like We Did Cigarettes?

talkingpointsmemo.com — "Sorry, I can't bring my kids to your place if there are unsecured guns in the house." "Thanks for coming over. Do you mind leaving your shoes in the hallways and your pistol off my property?" "I can't stay over if you keep a gun in the bedroom, especially if we've been drinking.

Guys, Hillary Clinton Is Going To Be A Great President

dagblog.com — I like Bernie, too. I'm going to vote for him in the New York primary, unless he's out and has endorsed Hillary Clinton by then. Call it my political Pascal's Wager. If I vote for him and he wins, I'll be plenty happy. But I'm also wagering in New York, where Hillary's popularity is intact.

Dow Looking Up as China’s Market Slides

Wall Street: We Have Too Much Stuff

thedailybeast.com — On Monday morning, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1,000 points and it ended the day off more that 3.5 percent. The S&P 500 fell by a similar amount. The NASDAQ was off more than 8 percent at its worst.
Aug 25, 2015

RT @thedailybeast: What’s behind the turmoil on Wall Street? Fundamentally, we simply have too much stuff: thebea.st/1MKtevm pic.twitter.com/4mOQ6Sp4fR

Aug 25, 2015

RT @arodsf: In the "we're screwed while the 1% laughs derisively" department > Wall Street: We Have Too Much Stuff thebea.st/1KJzSxE @…

Aug 25, 2015

RT @snouri: "The market is unsure of the unequal future it helped create.": Wall Street: We Have Too Much Stuff: thebea.st/1KJzRtC

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How Trump Models His Campaign After Pro-Wrestling (No, Really)

talkingpointsmemo.com — TPM has already chronicled the long professional relationship, public friendship and in-ring head shaving of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and World Wrestling Entertainment chairman and chief executive Vincent K. McMahon. The men's friendship makes sense. To a real estate mogul with live venues to fill, a professional wrestling company is a natural business partner.
Aug 12, 2015

"A gentleman just doesn’t call a gentleman dumber than Rick Perry in a public forum." talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/trump-mod…

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The Problem of Waiting on Civil Rights Issues

dagblog.com — In 2003 and 2004, I had the unique opportunity to have written an experimental musical that was produced off-off Broadway and in the New York International Fringe Festival. The framed poster from the debut is in my apartment. To me, it's a major accomplishment. Somewhere along the run, two men met and fell in love.

The Dag Pardon and Clemency Project

dagblog.com — President Obama will be in office quite awhile longer but the time to tell him who to pardon on the way out is now. It won't due to wait until his last months in office because the decisions will largely have been made by then. Let's start a pardon and clemency list.

Financial Illiteracy and Bill Clinton's "Secret Company"

dagblog.com — The right wing is all agog about Bill Clinton's "secret" company. The secret is a Limited Liability Company called WJC LLC. The "secret" company, which has twice incorporated itself with public documents naming Bill Clinton as its majority shareholder in two states (New York and Delaware, is not actually a secret company at all.

Re-Free Martha Stewart

dagblog.com — This week brought news that five large global banks had admitted to felonies and agreed to pay $5.6 billion in fines to the U.S. Treasury for colluding to rig global currency markets. The amount of the fines captured headlines but the amounts are actually relatively small.
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Oct 08, 2015

RT @lstl5: @TPM Guns are uncool. They make men look like scared little rabbits hiding behind a barrel of a gun.

Oct 08, 2015

RT @natashagural: @michaelmaiello on how to disarm America's children. What If We Made Gun Culture Uncool Like We Did Cigarettes? @TPM talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/guns-ciga…

Oct 07, 2015

@pkafka @jwherrman @mattbuchanan @thehairpin wait, I thought The Hairpin was about turning suddenly at hard angles?

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