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.


Now That Was Bright

NOW THAT WAS BRIGHT….With all of the headlines and commotion about strict security at this year’s political conventions you would think that someone would have thought twice about the decision to place boxes of Gillette razors in each of the welcome bags handed out with credentials to delegates and press types in Boston. Boston-based Gillette… Read more »

Live From Boston

LIVE FROM BOSTON….While Kevin anchors our “as seen on tv” coverage of the Democratic National Convention, I’m the on-site blogger who will bring you the sights, sounds, and smells of events in and around the Fleet Center. It’s my first official duty as an incoming editor at The Monthly and I can’t complain, as my… Read more »

Jesus Christ, Superstar

On this particular evening, however, I had a foolproof plan for fitting in. I had just read the first two books in the 12-part Left Behind series that has sold more than 60 million copies worldwide, primarily in evangelical circles. Beginning with the onset of “the Rapture” (the event that some Christians believe will result… Read more »

Abortion and the Democrats

ABORTION AND THE DEMOCRATS….A few days ago, I received an email from a reader who had attended a John Kerry rally over the weekend in Erie, Pennsylvania. He and his wife took their two children to the event, and they also brought along a homemade sign to cheer on their candidate and to demonstrate the… Read more »

A Time to Choose

Democrats were left asking themselves–or should have been asking themselves–what went wrong. After all, Democrats (and pro-choice Republicans) are generally where the public is on abortion. Fully 77 percent of Americans, according to a January 2003 Gallup poll, support the right to choose in some or all circumstances. And yet, Republicans (and pro-life Democrats) successfully… Read more »