Jesse Singal


The Wonderbread and/or Freshly-Baked Baguette of Freedom

Since a decent chunk of Political Animal readers are or soon will be under a blanket of snowfall, it seems like as good a time as any to recommend a really interesting not-new article from the Yale Law Review I read recently: “Consumerism Versus Producerism: A Study in Comparative Law” (PDF) by Yale law professor… Read more »

About Sums it Up

Jon Cohn has a characteristically smart rundown of the policy and political implications of the New Year’s deadline: Is January 1 truly the make-or-break date that so many politicians and pundits seem to think? That’s a lot less clear. The administration has already instructed federal agencies to keep spending money as if the old, 2012… Read more »

Don’t Worry – Dick Armey Will Be Okay!

By now most of you have probably read the Washington Post’s Wild West account of how Dick Armey tried to seize control of FreedomWorks with an armed militia formed from K Street roustabouts (or something). ABC News has the followup: Former House majority leader Dick Armey says he took an $8 million consulting deal in… Read more »

An Appeal

The Washington Monthly has had a pretty big impact on my life. Prior to my web-editing and Political-Animaling days, it was my first full-blown journalism internship, and I have fond memories of doing fact-checking and research for wonderful editors like Zach Roth and Rachel Morris (both of whom, in Monthly tradition, spend a couple years… Read more »