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February 27, 2018

Yes, I have been neglecting this little corner of the web lately, but it's only because I am super busy keeping this corner hot.  

Check out InvestigateRussia.org for everything you need to know about the Russia investigations – Breaking News, Key Players, Timelines, Historical Context, and the difference between all the big investigations going on at the same time. 

Follow us on Twitter.

Like and follow on Facebook if that's your thing.

And I highly recommend signing up for the Daily Briefing...

August 5, 2017

​I've been getting messages asking me more about the upcoming project I teased on Thursday's The Bob Cesca Show podcast so here's what I can share so far. 

It's called Committee to Investigate Russia, and it's launching very soon. It will be an apolitical (or bipartisan) destination for all things Russia. We are aggregating the best news emerging each day as well as offering comprehensive background information to help make the whole issue feel a little more manageable. 

​​Sign up now, and as...

April 15, 2017

 

Bob Cesca and I had such a good time chatting politics, media, and health care that he not only asked me back for a second hour of cohosting his show but also has invited me to sit shotgun now on a semi-regular basis. 

I'll be joining Bob's podcast for the full hour and extra special bonus chat every other Thursday. Below is the first of the regulars, recorded and posted on April 13th. Happy listening. 

March 31, 2017

It's been about a month since we lost Chez. I know I spoke at his memorial, but what exactly I said is kind of a blur. I do know I emphasized what an incredibly loyal friend he was and how we were kindred spirits from the moment we met at CNN in NYC many many years ago. 

Chez' brilliance lives on in the archives of his work and words. I don't know that he ever appreciated just how talented he was, no matter how many people told him every time he posted something online. He had a spectacular way w...

March 28, 2017

I often joke I don't use Instagram much because I don't love the way I look in photos and no one needs to see pictures of my food. 

That said, my beautiful friend Cristen asked me to help model her new t-shirt line, and I'm so thrilled with how the images (by @emcmen) turned out that I'm posting a couple here for all to see.

Visit iamagem.com for more of Cristen's tees and jewelry and know your money is going towards a great cause: I Am Now Me: a mentorship program for young women in hal...

March 2, 2017

Contrary to much of the Wednesday morning media commentary giving the man extraordinary credit for doing nothing more than reading a teleprompter, I believe Trump's still the same crazy racist narcissist we've come to know and despise. 

Thankfully, I have friends like Brad Friedman who invite me to share my thoughts out loud with others. 

Here's today's episode of The BradCast with my take on Trump's Joint Session speech. 

November 17, 2016

I’m tuned in to CNN in the car, and Brooke Baldwin is interviewing two social media producers who’ve been collecting viewer voicemails about election results.

They decided to highlight a gay man from Tennessee who voted for Trump. The man himself said Trump wasn’t going to roll back gay rights so everyone should just calm down. That in and of itself was enough for me to get annoyed because no one knows yet what Trump will or won’t do, and there is a very real chance a lot of people’s basic human...

November 12, 2016

Let me try to make this as simple as possible.

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) did a lot of things.  Here are just a few:  It set up state-based exchanges so people could compare and contrast private insurance plans. It allowed people under the age of 26 to stay on their parents’ insurance plans. It lowered the out-of-pocket costs of prescription drugs for seniors on Medicare. It expanded Medicaid. And it said insurance companies no longer could refuse people coverage based on so-called preex...

November 11, 2016

There’s plenty of blame to go around.

We can be angry at the Democratic party for treating the Clinton nomination like a foregone conclusion and shortchanging Sanders who may or may not have had a shot. (I’m pretty confident “socialist” would have become “communist” and that would have been the end of it).

We can be angry at Clinton’s team for not running a better communications campaign. They did a terrible job of combating the narrative that she was elitist, above the law, and entitled. She’s no...

October 26, 2016

Most of today’s Affordable Care Act coverage is driving me nuts. Some basics:

Obamacare is not a thing. It’s a nickname for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – a comprehensive law passed in 2010 that did a lot of good things, including making it illegal for insurance companies to deny coverage based on pre-exisiting conditions they themselves defined. That’s important. Before this law, if you were a freelancer or contract worker or lost your job or didn’t have a job that offered health insurance, you...

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