Jun 8, 2011

Steve Clemons goes over to 'the other side'.

The 'other side' being The Mainstream Media. Clemons has been hired as an Editor-in-Chief, among other things, by the magazine The Atlantic, which also carries many of it's print article's online here. I have read his political blog, The Washington Note for a long time and find him interesting, intelligent and left of the center on most issues. Foreign Policy seems to be his main focus, as he once was part of the advisory board to the Center for U.S.-Japan Relations at the RAND Corporation. He also wrote a great piece on Think Tanks and Corruption, entitled Op-Eds, Articles and Think Tanks for Sale: Thoughts on the Corruption of Washington's Ideas Industry which can be read here. I highly recommend it, so check it out as I think it shows how principled he is.

Clemons worked for a democratic senator and has many inside-the-beltway connections which serves, actually now..served him well as a political blogger. Clemons is also one of the founders of The New America Foundation, which is a great reference site on many of the problems facing Americans. Their articles are in-depth and usually are a pretty heavy read.

The New America Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute..aka a think tank. Some of their donors are, for instance, Big Pharma kingpin Blue Shield of CA. This doesn't mean they are afraid to tackle major domestic, economic or global issues. A recent writeup at New America is on poverty and why some individuals can not escape it's grasp. But I digress.

Clemons will now move his blog over to the Atlantic Media group. My hope is that he maintains his intelligent pov that doesn't always agree w/the rest of the beltway media. Or me, for that matter. I also hope he doesn't become a member of the Corporate Media which I think most of the Mainstream Media is a part of these days.

Today's Photo..er..Graphic..ok, Picture.

It's moving day!!!!!!!!!!!!

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