political essays & reporting


No Ground Lost or Gained (The Outline)

Democrats are Losing the Propaganda War (The Outline)

The Empire Doesn't Care Who Is President (The Outline)

Total Quality Revolution (The Baffler, Fall 2017 Print Issue)

Four Days with America's Socialist Party (The Outline)

The Real Fascists are the Friends We Made Along the Way (The Outline)

Left with Rage (The Outline)

The End Will Be Delivered by Amazon Drone (The Outline)

The Blathering Superego at the End of History (Los Angeles Review of Books)

The Orb Must be Smashed (The Outline)

The Crushing Idiocy of Donald Trump (The Outline) 

Operation Mensch (The Baffler)

Paul Ryan, Uberwonk (The Baffler)

Don't Normalize George W. Bush (The Outline)

On Political Violence (Foreign Policy)

Andrew Sullivan's Delusional Dreams (Jacobin)

Republicans are Set to Destroy Iowa's Public Labor Unions (New Republic)

You Don't Know Hannah Arendt (The Outline)

Punditry and Commitment (Los Angeles Review of Books) 

Valley of the Dolts (The Outline)

America Needs Class Solidarity Politics (Newsweek)

Young Minds in the Era of American Depravity (Newsweek)

On Hillary Clinton's "Millennial Problem" (Newsweek)

The Union Libel (Los Angeles Review of Books)

Far Out, Cordoned Off (The Baffler)

What Does the Democratic Party Want? (New Republic)

How the Other Half Protests (The Baffler)

On the Humanity of Sanders Delegates (New Republic)

Waiting in Line at the DNC Barricades (The Baffler)

Who's Afraid of a Few Little Boos? (The Baffler)

All Protests Look Alike, and Other DNC Myths (The Baffler)

On the Fear of a Normalized Trump (New Republic)

On Sanders holdouts who refuse his endorsement of Clinton (Newsweek)

Interview: Shaun King on the Democratic Party (Vox)

The Smug Style in American Liberalism (Vox)

Pastor to the Protesters (Q&A with Ferguson State Rep. Tommie Pierson) (In These Times)

Emanuel and His Discontents (Vox)

Poor Left Out in Liberal's Indiana Kerfuffle (USA Today)

On David Brooks and "Moral Failure" of the Poor (In These Times)

Empathy for the Devil (The Internet is Full of Men Who Hate Feminism: Here's What They're Like in Person) (Vox)

Blaming Parents, and Other Neoliberal Pastimes (The Baffler, with David Shor)

After the Decision: Ferguson and the Cycle of Trauma (Los Angeles Review of Books)

After the Train Leaves Town: A Report from Ferguson (The Los Angeles Review of Books)

On The Libertarian Summer (Medium)

No Angels in Ferguson: Michael Brown and The Grey Lady (Medium)

Fifteen Days The Internet Wasn't Paying Attention to Gaza (The Daily Dot)

Cigarettes & Climate Change (The Baffler)

Republican's Impeachment Mania (Salon)

Obamacare Enrollment: Miracle or Fact? (USA Today)

Bill Nye The Climate Guy (The New Republic)

25 Governors Are Executing a Diabolical Plan Than Puts 17,000 Lives At Risk (PolicyMic)

Snake People and Minimum Wage (Los Angeles Times)

Arizona Bill's Other Outrage: Why Anti-Gay Bigotry Is Just the Beginning (Salon)

Conservative State Quietly Implementing Progressive Policy (PolicyMic)

Don't Let "Mitt" Fool You Into Regretting Your Vote for Obama (Los Angeles Times)

"Youth Social Security": An Argument for Payouts to Young People (Los Angeles Times)

An Open Letter to The People of New Jersey (PolicyMic)

In Defense of Rolling Stone Snake Person Writer Jesse Myerson (Los Angeles Times)

New Year's Resolutions Remind Us We're All Human (USA Today)

What Santa Clause Can Teach Conservatives About Welfare Benefits (USA Today)

Dead Man Talking (PolicyMic)

Remember Mandela for Violence and Peace (USA Today)

How Our Employee Based Healthcare System Made Obamacare Weak Sauce (PolicyMic)

Thanksgiving Dinner Political Shouting Matches Are Actually Good For You (PolicyMic)

The Unexpected Culprits of Climate Change (PolicyMic)

Don't Feed The Troll and Other Advice for Dealing with Libertarians (PolicyMic)

Why Wendy Won't Win (USA Today) 

Wendy Davis is Pro-Life, and Every Other Liberal Should Be Too (PolicyMic) 

New Jersey Minimum Wage Increase Should Be As Popular as Same-Sex Marriage (PolicyMic) 

Russell Brand Has a Very Important Message That You Absolutely Should Not Listen To (PolicyMic) 

For Progress, Think Policy, Not Politics (USA TODAY) 

Richard Nixon, Hero of the American Left (Salon) 

Dick Nixon, To Kick Around Evermore (Los Angeles Review of Books) 

Nirvana In The Supermarket, DOMA On The Line (Huffington Post Politics) 

Pope Announces 'Serious Doubts' About This Whole Organized Religion Thing, Announces Resignation (Huffington Post Comedy) 

White Girls (Huffington Post Media) 

A Mirror, Darkly (Huffington Post Media) 

The Founding Prophets (Huffington Post Politics) 

OK, I Think I'm Ready To Talk About Aurora Now  (Huffington Post Politics)