David Kurtz

David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.

Articles by David

I confess I didn't know TV legend Norman Lear was still alive. But he's still kicking -- and working -- at 93. TPM's Tierney Sneed interviewed him yesterday about that famous 1972 All In The Family episode on homosexuality which got way under Richard Nixon's skin. We also have a never-before-seen clip of Lear from a yet-to-be-released documentary as he reacts to hearing Nixon on his secret tapes griping about the show “glorifying homosexuality.” Lear's take, all these years later, is worth a watch.

Jimmy Carter: "Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body."

It started as a dispute over the AP American history curriculum, but a Colorado school board recall is shaping up as a proxy fight for national groups, including the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity, over a whole range of contemporary public education flash points.

Democratic congressman from Philadelphia indicted on federal corruption charges.