Amy Sullivan

Amy Sullivan is a Chicago-based journalist who has written about religion, politics, and culture as a senior editor for Time, National Journal, and Yahoo. She was an editor at the Washington Monthly from 2004 to 2006.


Oklahoma race

Beware Of DINOS?….I’m usually of the opinion that Democrats should take all the help they can get on their way to reclaiming majority party status in the U.S. Senate. That means supporting anyone to the left of Zell Miller. Sure, sometimes you get self-financed millionaires who have never rubbed together two policy thoughts. And sometimes… Read more »

kerry speech

SOUNDS LIKE A WINNER….Over the past few months, I’ve heard from a number of people inside and outside the Kerry campaign who have suggested phrases and/or entire speeches for the candidate and were told, “That just doesn’t sound like Kerry.” Which was, usually, the point. I personally don’t have any problem with Kerry’s rather long-winded… Read more »

Closing Convention Comments

CLOSING CONVENTION COMMENTS….Apologies for the late de-briefing on the final night of the Convention. When I finally got to a computer in the wee hours of Friday morning, our server was down, and it was still down when I got up to drive back to D.C. Now, after a fun drive through weekend traffic down… Read more »

Random Thoughts on Edwards Speech

RANDOM THOUGHTS ON EDWARDS SPEECH….It’s quite possible that Convention fatigue set in a bit early and I just wasn’t primed to enjoy Edwards’ speech on Wednesday night. Or maybe the fact that the woman next to me spent the speech listening (not watching, mind you) to her portable tv (with an irritating two-second delay), EVEN… Read more »

Cleland Curiosity

CLELAND CURIOSITY….I agree with Michael Crowley — when I first heard that former Georgia Senator Max Cleland was going to introduce John Kerry on this last night of the convention, I didn’t think it was such a good idea. The man’s incredible personal sacrifice and public service aside, he’s not a terribly good speaker. He… Read more »