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Posts Tagged ‘Michael Hirsh’

NJ Cover: The Putin Problem

From the National Journal cover story this week by Michael Hirsh:

While one of the main criticisms of the Bush administration was that it was overstocked with Cold Warriors who did not understand the nature of transnational terrorism after 9/11, some critics suggest that the Obama administration has the opposite problem: It is top-heavy with counterterrorism and counterinsurgency experts who didn’t pay sufficient attention to traditional state-on-state conflict, and especially Russia.

Read the whole thing here.

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The Atlantic’s Economy Summit Explores Trade, Tax, Debt, and Budget

TAeconomysummitTaking place now is The Atlantic’s third annual Economy Summit at the Capital Hilton. FishbowlDC editor Patrick is on the ground soaking up all of our economic woes. For those of you who wish you were with him (don’t we all ;) ), you can tune in via the Atlantic’s live stream.

And the day’s remaining schedule below… Read more

What To Read (Or Not Read) In This Week’s National Journal

The latest issue of the National Journal is out, and here’s a look at some of the stories you can get online for free:

What America’s Top Tech and Telecom Companies Don’t Want You to Know, by Michael Hirsh
The story: They’ve been helping the government spy on people for a very long time. The cozy relationships go back decades.

Ever watched the X-Files? This is kind of a detailed look at all the stuff they warned was happening, and we just happily assumed was pure fiction. It begs the question, what else do we not know?

Americans Are Once Again Divided by Race, by Editorial Director Ronald Brownstein

The story: The Trayvon Martin case demonstrates how whites and minorities often view politics and justice in very different ways, writes Editorial Director Ronald Brownstein.

Once again? Was there a time in our history that we’ve missed where whites and non-whites just got along spectacularly? Maybe the Trayvon Martin case has put the huge rift back on display, but it’s not like it ever went away. We were hoping for some less-than-obvious conclusions in this piece, but didn’t find many.

Who will control the Senate after the next election?

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National Journal Finds its Edge

National Journal isn’t known for edgy prose. It’s generally more wonky than that. But perhaps they’re hoping to alter that perception by introducing readers to The Edge, a daily newsletter that will show up in your inboxes around 4 p.m. That’s not a set time, but it hits dangerously close to HuffPost Hill‘s publishing time. We’re sure they’ll welcome the competition.

The newsletter will be written by Matt Cooper, Ron Fournier, Chris Frates, Michael Hirsh, Jill Lawrence, Josh Kraushaar, and other top NJ journalists with “high-utility summaries of the day’s often-chaotic events, and original looks at what’s trending each evening.” The Edge, according to a statement, will also feature “National Journal’s unique take on the most important news of the day, breaking news, and engaging new features such as Bedtime Reading, Top Tweets, Key Indicator, and Reality Check.”

Features will rotate and won’t appear in every newsletter. Bedtime Reading won’t actually be Fournier reading you a bedtime story in his pajamas. It will be a good book or article that is recommended for readers. Reality Check will be a truth squad segment, pointing out any falsehoods, or things that require correction. Key Indicators will highlight a specific poll/piece of data/statistic that merits attention or perhaps went overlooked in the news media. Top tweets will showcase “funny or poignant tweets” discovered by the NJ editorial team.

NJ has a variety of newsletters… Read more

NJ Lands Newsweek’s Hirsh

The latest in National Journal‘s hiring spree is award-winning journo and author Michael Hirsh. It was announced today that Hirsh will join NJ as Chief Correspondent, covering the intersection of economic policy, foreign policy, and politics for the newsgroup.

Hirsh joins NJ from Newsweek, where he is a senior editor, National Economics Correspondent and Washington web editor.

In a statement released by NJ today, Hirsh said of his new position, “I have long been an admirer of Ron Brownstein‘s and Ron Fournier‘s work, and I am drawn to their mission: providing deep, thoughtful journalism across varied platforms with energy and speed at the new National Journal. I am eager to do my part to make that happen.”