Theodore Johnson

New America Foundation

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Theodore Johnson is a fellow at New America Foundation.

Johnson is a former writer for the Atlantic with a focus on race and politics and a former professor of public policy at Georgetown University. He is a former speechwriter for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a retired commander in the United States Navy.

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