Michael Fortner

Anne Bergman at CMC: It wasn’t long after joining the government department at Claremont McKenna in 2021, that Prof. Michael Fortner formed an indelible impression of CMC students.   “They’re intellectually curious,” said Fortner, who is teaching “Introduction to...

A Young Turk Grows Up

Zach Warmbrodt and Eleanor Mueller at Politico: A young Patrick McHenry rose through the House GOP by bashing the government’s economic rescue plans in the wake of the global financial crisis. In 2008, the conservative North Carolinian — a self-described...

The State of Journalism

From Muck Rack: One in five journalists have switched jobs or made a career change due to the economy, according to new survey results from Muck Rack, the public relations management (PRM) platform that helps organizations find the right journalists to pitch, monitor...

Portland

Adrienne LaFrance at The Atlantic: When I met with Portland’s mayor, Ted Wheeler, at city hall, he recalled night after night of violence, and at times planning for the very worst, meaning mass casualties. Portlanders had taken to calling him “Tear Gas Ted” because of...

Ke Huy Quan’s American Dream

Ke Huy Quan’s  acceptance speech  for best actor in a supporting role for his performance in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” Thank you. Thank you. My mom is 84 years old and she’s at home watching. Mom, I just won an Oscar! My journey...

COVID Origins and Bipartisanship

At AP, Lisa Mascaro reports that the House unanimously passed legislation to declassify information on the origins of COVID. (h/t Jacob Smagula) “Transparency is a cornerstone of our democracy,” said Rep. Jim Himes, of Connecticut, the top Democrat on the Intelligence...

Savage Civility

Judy Kurtz at Yahoo: Ben Savage wouldn’t just add some star power to Congress, the “Boy Meets World” actor says — his House bid aims to get rid of the “negativity” in Washington. “It’s about doing good and it’s about doing the right thing,” Savage, who announced his...