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Dynamist Blog. The Conscience of a Liberal. Paul Krugman. Daniel W. Drezner. Daniel Drezner. Daniel W. Drezner (born August 28, 1968 in Syracuse, New York[1]) is currently a professor of international politics at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, the author of several books, the author of many Op-Ed pieces in major publications, a blogger, and a commentator. Education[edit] Political Views[edit] The Agitator. Virginia Postrel. Virginia I.

Virginia Postrel

Postrel (born January 14, 1960) is an American political and cultural writer of broadly libertarian, or classical liberal, views.[1] Career[edit] Postrel wrote the biweekly column "Commerce & Culture" for the Wall Street Journal until April 2011. Since May 2011, she has written a biweekly column for Bloomberg View. Health care, bioethics, and aesthetics[edit] Postrel has written several articles on health care and bioethics, including accounts of her own experiences. In March 2006 Postrel donated a kidney to an acquaintance, writer Sally Satel.[7][8] She has recounted the experience, and referred to it in several subsequent articles and blog posts—many of which are critical of legal prohibitions against compensating organ donors. Armchair Generalist.

After six and a half years and with great regret, I must announce the shuttering of "Armchair Generalist. " I have accepted a government civilian job with the Department of Homeland Security and will be moving out of the DC metro area in the near future. Unfortunately, the drive to reduce the number of evil contractors in the Defense Department have resulted in the termination of my contract, and I do need a paycheck for just a few more years. My future employer has rules in place that do not allow government civilians to voice opinions that might be misconstrued as government policy or as unfiltered criticism of said policy.

Belmont Club. Two pageants held the attention of the media over the last few days.

Belmont Club

The first was the burial of the Saudi King, which though ceremonially simple attracted presidents and kings, prime ministers and potentates, a testament according to the BBC’s Jonny Dymond, of “Saudi Arabia’s global standing”. The second was the world economic forum at Davos, which had so many “power” figures that its participants had to be categorized into divisions like the Oscar awards. Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an outspoken defender of women's rights in Islamic societies, was born in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

She escaped an arranged marriage by immigrating to the Netherlands in 1992 and served as a member of the Dutch parliament from 2003 to 2006. In parliament, she worked on furthering the integration of non-Western immigrants into Dutch society and defending the rights of women in Dutch Muslim society. In 2004, together with director Theo van Gogh, she made Submission, a film about the oppression of women in conservative Islamic cultures.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali en de strijd tegen de radicale islam. Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Dutch: [ɑˈjaːn ˈɦirsi ˈaːli] (

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Matthew Yglesias. Matthew Yglesias. Matthew Yglesias (/ɨˈɡleɪsiəs/; born May 18, 1981) is an American economics journalist and political blogger.

Matthew Yglesias

Life[edit] Matthew Yglesias's father Rafael Yglesias is a screenwriter and novelist (and the son of novelists Jose Yglesias, of Cuban and Spanish descent, and Helen Bassine Yglesias, daughter of Jewish Polish immigrants). Yglesias went to high school at The Dalton School in New York City and later attended Harvard University where he studied philosophy.[1] He graduated magna cum laude in 2003. He was editor-in-chief of The Harvard Independent, a weekly newsmagazine, and also wrote for several other campus publications. He has also written for mainstream publications such as the New York Times Magazine, and has made occasional appearances on radio and television as a political commentator.

Yglesias states that he voted for Mitt Romney when he ran for Governor of Massachusetts.[12] Michael J. Totten. If Cuba needed a Berlin Wall, Fidel Castro would have built one.

Michael J. Totten

Fortunately for him—though not for his much-abused subjects—one of the world’s last communist regimes is surrounded on all sides by water, cruelly trapping its people. Michael Totten. Michael J.

Michael Totten

Totten is an American journalist who has reported from the Middle East, the Balkans, and the Caucasus. Michael Yon. Yon has had vocal feuds with the United States military hierarchy, and the nature of his reports are also controversial.[2] However, Yon at one time enjoyed "rock star" status among individual soldiers, according to Brian Williams of NBC.[4] Yon's alternative media reporting has been mentioned by numerous mainstream media agencies, and he has won accolades from the 2005, 2007,[5] and 2008 Weblog Awards.[6] In 2008, The New York Times reported that he has spent more time embedded with combat units than any other journalist in Iraq.[1] He shifted the focus of his blogging from Iraq to Afghanistan in August 2008.[7] His work is supported primarily by donations from readers.[8] Background[edit] Yon grew up in Winter Haven, Florida, where he says he essentially raised himself.

Michael Yon

The Deuce Four troops covered by Yon used this skull iconography. The Daily Dish. Andrew Sullivan. Andrew Michael Sullivan (born 10 August 1963) is a British author, editor and blogger, resident in the United States.

Andrew Sullivan

The Spine. Marty Peretz. Martin H. "Marty" Peretz (/pəˈrɛts/; born December 6, 1938) is an American publisher. Formerly an assistant professor at Harvard University, he purchased The New Republic in 1974 and took editorial control soon afterwards.[1] Peretz is known for his strong support of Israel and support for the US Invasion of Iraq in 2003. Early life and education[edit] Peretz grew up in New York City.

Both of his parents were Zionists but not religious Jews.[4] He is a descendant of the Yiddish writer I. Peretz graduated from the Bronx High School of Science at age 15.[4] He received his B.A. degree from Brandeis University in 1959, and M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University in Government,[7] then going on to lecture in social studies. Personal life[edit] Peretz is the father of director Jesse Peretz and writer Evgenia Peretz.[4] Peretz is a long-time friend and supporter of former US Vice President Al Gore. Kevin Drum. The Supreme Court will soon hear oral arguments in King v.

Kevin Drum

Burwell, in which conservatives will argue that the text of Obamacare limits federal subsidies only to people who buy insurance from state-run exchanges, not from the federal exchange. Roughly speaking, there are two prongs of the conservative argument: The law contains text that explicitly limits subsidies to state-run exchanges. Democrats may not have intended this, but they screwed up in the rush to get the bill passed. That's too bad for them, but the law is the law. Was meant as an incentive for states to run their own exchanges rather than punting the job to the feds.

Kevin Drum. Kevin Drum (born October 19, 1958) is a liberal American political blogger and columnist. He was born in Long Beach, California and now lives in Irvine, California. Education[edit] Drum attended Caltech for two years before transferring to California State University, Long Beach where he received his bachelor's degree in journalism in 1981. While at CSULB he served as city editor of the university's student run newspaper, the Daily 49er. Career[edit] Stylistically, his blog is known for offering original statistical or graphical analysis, with special attention to oil supply, especially peak oil theory, and related issues.

Prior to writing full time about politics he worked as a technical writer, then moved into high-tech marketing. Roger L. Simon. Folks who know me know I am a tennis geek. Roger Simon. Roger Lichtenberg Simon (born November 22, 1943) is an American novelist and screenwriter. The Bleat. James Lileks. The Christopher Hitchens Web. WhitePagesGoesGreen.org by YellowPagesGoesGreen.org (Yellow Pages Directory Inc.) is a leading online directory allowing users to search an online database and telephone directory for all telephone numbers in the USA. Using the above boxes, simply type in a name and location. Daily Hitchens. Christopher Hitchens. Christopher Hitchens. Hasidic Rebel. BuzzMachine. Jeff Jarvis. Jeff Jarvis (born July 15, 1954) is an American journalist, professor, public speaker and former television critic. Political Animal. Steve Benen. From August 2008 to January 2012, Benen was the lead blogger for the Washington Monthly's "Political Animal" blog.[1] He was the publisher of the political blog The Carpetbagger Report for five years[2] and was the lead editor of Salon.com's Blog Report.

Nobody's Business. Rogier van Bakel. I started this blog in November of 2004.