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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Juliet S. Sorensen points out that natural disasters can be breeding grounds for corruption: "each additional $100 per capita in FEMA relief was correlated with a 102 percent increase in corruption in a state."

The GOP's greatest fear in Mississippi, Sahil Kapur reports, might just be a Democrat running for Senate who's "pro-gun, pro-life, and was endorsed by the NRA."

Nichole Perkins points out that all too many black actresses nominated for Oscars don't see the kind of career boost that other white actresses do. Can Hollywood avoid shoving aside 12 Years A Slave's Lupita Nyong’o?

Sahil Kapur reports some amazing doublespeak the GOP is doing on Social Security and Medicare.


Can liberals admit that John Roberts was right about the Voting Rights Act and actually move forward with fixing it? University of Massachusetts-Amherst professor Amel Ahmed explains how.