Politics and culture columnist for Salon and founding editor of The Baffler magazine; former columnist for Harper's magazine and former opinion columnist at the Wall Street Journal; author of What’s the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America; The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule, Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right and Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?
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