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.


at the waters’ edge

AT THE WATERS’ EDGE….One of the many articles I read today about the tsunamis in southeast Asia included a description of the waves, and the devastation they caused, as biblical. With the death tolls reaching levels the mind can barely grasp, the disaster does seem to belong to another age. In the midst of our… Read more »

a little light reading

“CLEAR LIES”…OH, I GET IT. THAT’S HILARIOUS….Kevin’s internet connection has gone poof again and we’re scrambling to finish our next issue here, so it’s going to be light posting today. Our apologies. In the meantime, since the White House has just announced that it intends to make another run at passing its “Clear Skies” legislation–roundly… Read more »

expanding the tent

SOMEBODY FOUND SOME MOXIE….Wow. I sat up when I read this in Newsweek: When John Kerry stopped by a meeting of the liberal 527 America Votes two weeks ago, EMILY’s List president Ellen Malcolm asked him about the future of the Democratic Party. Kerry “told the group they needed new ways to make people understand… Read more »

thune thugs

BLOGGERS WITH CONFLICTS OF INTEREST….As I read through this CBS column on political bloggers that Kevin linked to on Wednesday, I was struck not by the business about Atrios, but by the news that two purportedly independent South Dakota bloggers were on the payroll of John Thune’s campaign for much of the past year. It… Read more »

obama watch

OFF TO A GOOD START….The future just keeps getting brighter for Barack Obama. Pete Rouse, chief of staff to outgoing Democratic Leader has just agreed to head up Obama’s Senate office, bringing instant credibility and invaluable institutional knowledge to the operation. And he also provides a connection to the new crop of leaders on the… Read more »