Senior Editor, The New Republic
newrepublic.com — The dominant mode of Washington journalism tends to both reflect and entrench the values of its era. The eminent writers and editors of the immediate postwar age, such as James Reston and Ben Bradlee , were often comfortable with the powerful, and that coziness came just as America itself was reaching the heights of its dominance.
newrepublic.com — Ever since Alec MacGillis's terrific piece about building a progressive answer to the NRA, I've struggled with a nagging question: If, as Alec shows, the way to move the ball on gun control is to embrace the issue with single-minded intensity-specifically, to attack opponents and bolster supporters, regardless of which party they belong to--then doesn't that mean other issues will suffer as a result?
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