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GQ Magazine Political Correspondent and New York Magazine Contributing Editor — New York Magazine, GQ

Friendship. Character. Ethics. Political Correspondent @GQMagazine & Contributing Editor @NYMag.

The Mayor vs. the Mogul

politico.com — On November 5, 2014, Mike Bloomberg settled in front of a Bloomberg terminal, logged on with his “B-unit” biometric identity card and prepared to send an email to his employees. He’d been gone 12 years, balancing budgets at City Hall and reshaping New York on a grand scale.

The Mayor vs. the Mogul

politico.com — On November 5, 2014, Mike Bloomberg settled in front of a Bloomberg terminal, logged on with his “B-unit” biometric identity card and prepared to send an email to his employees. He’d been gone 12 years, balancing budgets at City Hall and reshaping New York on a grand scale.

Waits and Measures

motherjones.com — Jim McCracken is in pain. Only 10 days removed from knee surgery, he's been on his feet for three hours, and his joint is throbbing; he's also more than 1,000 miles from home, stuck in Tulsa during a heat wave that will eventually prompt USDA Secretary Dan Glickman to declare parts of the state disaster areas.

Why Bad-Mouthing Rand Paul is Good for Business in the GOP

gq.com — That notable exception, of course, is Rand Paul-the Kentucky Senator who Graham frequently attacks as being soft on defense and out of step with the GOP, claiming that on security and foreign policy issues, Paul is "to the left of President Obama."

Jeb Bush, a Rich Politician with the Balls to Act Like It

gq.com — As The Boston Globe's Matt Viser reports, construction is underway on what planning documents call a "cottage" for Jeb on the Bush family's ancestral compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Of course, one man's cottage is another man's manse, and the 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath, 3,000-square-foot "Jeb Bush House" would seem to be the latter.

Why House of Cards Really Should've Been Set in Missouri

gq.com — It's damn near impossible to find a national political reporter who doesn't loathe House of Cards. Some despise it for its sexism. Others hate it for its tedium. Most of all, the political press corps can't stand the Netflix drama for its assumption of epic bad faith on the part of every person involved in politics.

You're Paying Ted Cruz's Salary So He Can Run For President

gq.com — A few weeks before Texas Senator Ted Cruz officially decided to seek a new job-that of President of the United States-Catherine Frazier had to quit hers. For the past two years, she'd been Cruz's Senate press secretary; now she was going to do the same job for his presidential campaign-which meant leaving the federal government payroll.

Ben Carson on the Baltimore Protests: If You Wouldn't Protest a Bad Plumber, You Shouldn't Protest Police

gq.com — Before Ben Carson was a hero to Tea Partiers, he was a hero to African-Americans-nowhere more so than in his adopted hometown of Baltimore. When he wasn't in the operating room at Johns Hopkins, Carson, a retired Pediatric neurosurgeon, could often be found at Baltimore inner-city schools telling the remarkable story of how he rose from dire poverty to become a world-renowned doctor.

The Panic Over the D.C. Nerd Prom Is What Makes Washington Ridiculous

gq.com — Not that I was missing anything. The White House Correspondents' Dinner is the annual event that features the president telling his own lame jokes, and then sitting through a comedian (this year Cecily Strong will do the honors) making fun of him, while members of the press-who typically invite Hollywood celebrities and well-heeled advertisers as their guests-eat bad food and look at their watches waiting to get to the glamorous after-parties.

The Lost Love Letter Ted Cruz Wishes He Never Wrote

gq.com — For a gentleman painter currently whiling away his days in a ritzy Dallas neighborhood, George W. Bush casts a long shadow over the Republican presidential field.
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Jun 19, 2015

Pro tip: Don't skip your kid's last-day-of-camp ceremony for an interview since your source will of course flake.

Jun 12, 2015

@americanair Rhonda at CID is a great gate attendant--updating, rebooking, and helping us cope w/ interminable delays. Give her a raise!

Jun 07, 2015

Damnit this is tragic. And you wonder how many people, who were never profiled in the NY'er, suffered the same fate. newyorker.com/news/news-desk…

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