From the release:
- Michael Barone: A well-known political commentator and U.S. News senior writer, Barone is principal coauthor of The Almanac of American Politics.
- Robert Schlesinger: The U.S. News deputy editor in charge of opinion content, Schlesinger has also written for the Boston Globe, the Hill, the Washington Monthly, and Salon.com, among other publications and is the author of White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their Speechwriters.
- Sam Dealey: A U.S. News contributing editor, Dealey has written for a variety of publications, including Time, GQ, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.
- Bonnie Erbe: A U.S. News contributing editor, Erbe hosts PBS’s weekly news analysis program, To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbe.
- John Aloysius Farrell: A U.S. News contributing editor, Farrell is an award-winning Washington reporter who has written for the Boston Globe and the Denver Post, and is the author of Tip O’Neill and the Democratic Century.
- Morgan E. Felchner: The U.S. News deputy editor in charge of political coverage, Felchner was previously editor of Campaigns & Elections and the Voting in America book series.
U.S. News Media Group, in further extending its online offerings and commitment to news analysis and service journalism, today unveiled an expanded Opinion section at www.usnews.com/opinion. The overhauled Opinion section presents viewpoints covering the ideological spectrum, including new blogs, a daily array of op-ed columns, and interactive features for readers.
Anchoring the revamped Opinion page is the Thomas Jefferson Street blog, which features provocative, entertaining, and insightful commentary and analysis on politics, foreign affairs and other topics. A half-dozen U.S. News writers contribute to TSJ:
The magazine will also do like every other publication on the planet and add these unoriginal features:
“Two Takes” — opposing opinions on a relevant topic. …
“Public Opinion,” a daily question posed to readers. …
“Blog Buzz,” a round up of the day’s most popular blog topics; …
“Data Points,” a collection of data on a topical issue; as well as cartoons and quotes about current events and featured reader comments.