Ben Jacobs

Ben Jacobs is a journalist based in Washington, D.C. His work has been published in New York, The Atlantic, The Guardian, and numerous other publications.


Bidenizing the Democrats

In a special election for an open House seat in Ohio, the president scores a victory against his party’s Sanders wing.

Strange Advice for Romney

Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Post has advice for how Mitt Romney can turn his struggling campaign around. Apparently Romney isn’t talking too long to weigh in on major issues and not using the right surrogates. She suggests he needs “John Bolton on foreign policy. New Gingrich on radical jihadism. Paul Ryan on anything. John… Read more »

Elizabeth Warren’s Indian Roots Explored

It seems Elizabeth Warren is really an Indian after all. The Boston Globe did a deep dive into Warren’s heritage and found a number of relatives who confirmed that the Senate candidate has distant family ties to the Cherokee and Delaware tribes. It was revealed in April that Warren had been listed as a minority… Read more »

The Middle East Wins The Morning

Between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s appearance on Meet The Press, warning of the Iranian nuclear program, the continued turmoil in the Middle East in the wake of the embassy attacks last week and a spectacularly off-key column by Maureen Dowd, the morning shows were dominated by the Middle East this morning, which incidentally happens… Read more »