Skip Tenczar delivers our daily political verse
They answered their presidents call,
Many said with an audible drawl.
Most wore his paraphernalia,
Some with fascist regalia.
Now they want his pardons yall!
Part One: Paul Glastris
Paul is editor in chief of theWashington Monthly,a position he has heldsince April 2001. He is co-author of the bookThe Other College Guideand editor of the e-bookElephant in the Room: Washington in the Bush Years.
From September 1998 to January 2001, Paul was a special assistant and senior speechwriter to President Bill Clinton. He wrote over 200 speeches for the President, including the education sections of the 1999 and 2000 State of the Union addresses and the Presidents signing remarks for the 1998 Higher Education Act reauthorization. He also co-wrote the presidents address to the Democratic convention in Los Angeles in August 2000. In November 1999, he traveled with President Clinton to Turkey and Greece and co-wrote the presidents landmark address to the Greek people. Paul also co-founded the Presidents DC Reads This Summer program, which has placed over 1,000 federal employees as volunteer reading tutors in Washington, DC public schools. He also promoted several administration policy initiatives, including a new food stamp rule that allowed the working poor to own cars. Before joining the White House, Paul spent 10 years as a correspondent and editor atU.S. News & World Report. There, he conceived of and edited two end-of-the-year issues consisting of solutions-oriented journalism (1997 and 1998). As Bureau Chief in Berlin, Germany (1995-1996), he covered the former Yugoslavia during the final months of the Bosnian War and wrote stories from Germany, Russia, Greece, and Turkey. Prior to that, he covered the Midwest from the magazines Chicago bureau during two presidential campaigns, the Mississippi floods of 1993, and the rise of the Michigan Militia. He produced profiles of Midwest mayors, governors, and other personalities, from Jesse Jackson to then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton. From 1985 to 1986, Paul was an editor of theWashington Monthly. He has also written forThe New York Times,theWashington Post,The New Republic,Slate, and other publications.
Paul hasbeen a fellow at New America and the Western Policy Center, serves on the board on the Nonzero Foundation and was a founding member of the board of Education Sector, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, DC. He is a regular commentator on the BBC and has been a guest commentatoron CNN, MSNBC, NPR, theColbert Report, and theMcLaughlin Group.He holds a bachelors degree in history and a masters in radio, TV, and film from Northwestern University.
While Trump focused on his base, Biden needs to have a larger segment of Americans. That means finding commonalities that people share: the "unexpected issues": local control, national service, human connections to counter polarization.
Lauren KirbyWhite Christian Nationalists Want More Than Just Political Power
And Washington, D.C., looms large in their struggle.(https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/01/white-evangelicals-fixation-on-washington-dc/617690/), and is also the author of the recent bookSaving History: How White Evangelicals Tour the Nation's Capital and Redeem a Christian America(https://uncpress.org/book/9781469658773/saving-history/).
We discuss the problems of how religion has been conflated with the Second Amendment. The government is viewed as the enemy, and therefore there is a 'need' to take up arms.