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.

Silent Femmes

The cartoon version of Estrich would have had plumes of smoke billowing out her ears as she fired off an intemperate email to Kinsley, giving him “ONE MORE CHANCE” to deal with the issue. The email was soon followed by a letter to the editor, circulated to several dozen southern California women for their signatures,… Read more »

The Good Fight

By now, it’s become gospel truth that the mobilization of religious conservatives won the 2004 election for George W. Bush. The grassroots base rallied around hot-button issues like gay marriage while the president conducted a more moderate campaign nationwide, and they provided a cushion of votes in the red states that drove up his popular… Read more »

joe hansen watch

DOUBLE-DIPPING CONSULTANTS WATCH #1….Remember our buddy Joe Hansen, the direct mail consultant who also helps out the DSCC by recruiting and preparing candidates (“you’re going to want to set aside a large chunk of your campaign budget for direct mail…”)? We hear he’s headed to Minnesota to meet with potential candidates for that state’s soon-to-be-open… Read more »

DPC hearing

IF A TREE FALLS IN A FOREST…If the Democrats held a hearing and nobody came, did it really take place? Dana Milbank writes about the first investigative hearing held by the Senate Democratic Policy Committee (DPC) this year and notes that while they picked a good topic (Iraq contracting abuses) and received good press coverage,… Read more »

underprivileged journalists

UNDERPRIVILEGED….Word came down yesterday from a U.S. Appeals Court that Judith Miller and our own (contributing editor) Matt Cooper must testify before a grand jury in the Plame case or face up to 18 months in jail. The court determined that the two reporters cannot claim a First Amendment privilege for the evidence being sought… Read more »