Kay Steiger

Kay Steiger is an associate editor at Talking Points Memo. She formerly worked at Raw Story, Washingtonian magazine, the Center for American Progress and The American Prospect. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, the Guardian, Jezebel, AlterNet and others. She graduated from the University of Minnesota. Contact her at

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Ashton Kutcher, best known for lying to people on camera for laughs, has endorsed the idea of going after "shady journalist" Sarah Lacy over her critical coverage of Uber. Without mentioning that he is an investor in Uber.

Kansas' budget shortfall — announced just days after tax cut-and-spend conservative Sam Brownback was re-elected — may actually be twice as bad as we thought: $546 million vs. $239 million.

I'd love to encourage TPM readers to take a moment to read a heart-wrenching excerpt from Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind by Sarah Wildman. It's a fantastic book, and the excerpt, about the correspondence between her grandfather and those seeking to get Valy out of the Reich. Back then, $300 was an insurmountable sum for a recent immigrant. It's a fascinating read.