New York voters have been receiving very sinister letters from their state’s Democratic Party: We’ll be watching whether you go to the ballot box. But it’s only one example of this creepy new turnout trick.
Leader of self-styled 'militia' whose leaders took it upon themselves to start patrolling the US-Mexico border was arrested earlier this month. When feds searched his hotel room they found a big cache of weapons and a supply of ammonium nitrate which is of course used for making car bombs and other similar high explosive devices for freedom.
Nona joins us in our New York City office after a year as an education and poverty reporter at NBC News Digital. Many of you are likely familiar with her writing at publications like The Atlantic, Washington Post, NYMag.com, The Nation, The American Prospect, Tablet, Rookie, Elle, and Marie Claire, among others. Nona was also an Associate Editor at Good during its all too brief heyday and cofounder of Tomorrow magazine.
We are very excited about this hire and very excited about what we are about to build. Nona will be working with us to develop a new section of TPM which will take a vivid, fresh look at American society and culture - high and low - beyond the narrow confines of politics and breaking news. In addition to a more expansive canvas, our new venture will focus on longer-form reporting and essays in contrast to TPM's more familiar kinetic, iterative coverage of the day's events.