MEDIA ADVISOR… Steven Waldman, the co-founder of Beliefnet.com and a contributing editor of the Washington Monthly, was named yesterday to an extremely interesting new post in the Obama administration. He’ll be a senior advisor to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and in charge of “an agency-wide initiative to assess the state of media in these challenging economic times and make recommendations designed to ensure a vibrant media landscape.” Waldman’s job, in other words, will be to figure out what the government can and/or should do to save journalism. We wish him luck.
Paul Glastris is the editor in chief of the Washington Monthly.
thierry ehrmann/FlickrAmazon's HQ2 Will Get a Tax Break Designed to Help the PoorA provision in Trump's tax cut means we're all helping to pay Jeff Bezos's tab.
Zoe Thacker/ U.S. AirforceDems Claim Another Seat Thanks to Ranked-Choice VotingMaine's unique ranked-choice voting turned a Democratic loser into a winner, giving the voters ...read more
Lorie ShaullWhy One Congressional District Flipped From Blue to RedThe issue for voters was mining interests vs. a robust recreational industry.