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.
RECOUNT REDUX….A few words following up on yesterday’s post about the recount taking place (provided Dems raise the required $$ necessary–received an email solicitation from the DNC about it this morning) in the Washington state gubernatorial race. First, State Rep. Laura Ruderman–the Democratic challenger in Washington’s Secretary of State race–writes to dispute the charge that… Read more »
Resident liberal Al Hunt jumped in to clarify. Robert Novak, he asked, you’re saying CBS should reveal its source? When Novak replied that he was, Hunt pressed him further. You think reporters ought to reveal sources? In a flash, Novak realized he had made a mistake; he began to backtrack. No, no, wait a minute,… Read more »
ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING….What is going on in Washington State, anyway? In 2000, the Maria Cantwell/Slade Gorton Senate race led to multiple recounts before Cantwell was declared the winner one month after the election. And now in this year’s gubernatorial race, a machine recount has left Democrat Christine Gregoire a mere 42 votes behind Republican… Read more »
THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX….I suppose it couldn’t hurt. The following just came across the fax machine in our office: “The Amazing Kreskin Offers His Talents To Help His Homestate of New Jersey During Transition: Mentalist offers to use abilities to safeguard against corruption.” Apparently, there’s been a slump in demand for world famous mentalists lately…. Read more »
BUT STEREOTYPES ARE SO FUN….Consumed with writing our next cover story (on a not-even-remotely-related-to-religion topic) these past few weeks, I decided that instead of weighing in on the whole “Are all liberals godless heathens and all conservatives intolerant Bible-thumpers” debate, I’d let it play out for a little while and then assemble my thoughts at… Read more »