Important Clips

In a varied career that has spanned decades and continents, here is a sampling of my best work from some of the world’s most important and prestigious media outlets.

On Politics

  • From The New Republic, an exclusive inside look at the 2016 presidential election recounts. (Jan. 2017)
  • From Washington Post, “Little House on the Prairie” star Melissa Gilbert ran for Congress. (March 2016)
  • From Tablet, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman prepared to step aside, and give his wife his job. (April 2011)
  • From Playboy, an essay on why the Libertarian movement is an American failure. (Jan. 2016)
  • From Al Jazeera America, a deep dive into how much it cost states to defend anti-marriage equality laws. (Sept. 2015)
  • From Bloomberg Politics, a profile of Vincent Harris, the GOP digital wunderkind. (Oct. 2014)
  • From The Daily Beast, a post-election analysis of how Harry Reid triumphed in 2010. (Nov. 2010)
  • From Columbia Journalism Review, why reporters should never report on internal polls.

Profiles

In-depth long-form/investigative work:

  • From Buzzfeed, how the NRA uses Big Data to fuel its power.
  • From The New Republic, the gripping tale told through newly found letters, of the American doctor who liberated Dachau.
  • From The Undark, a deep dive into the Flint water crisis in which — spoiler alert! — the author ends up lead-exposed.
  • From Al Jazeera America, the growing problem of convicts getting old and sick in prison.
  • From TakePart.com,the gruesome realities of sexual assault of men in the U.S. military.

On Business:

Among the highlights:

Breaking News/First to report…

Probing profiles of…

Meticulous investigative reports of…

Personal writings that include…

Innovative travel stories…

  • My critique of the new $2.7 billion Wynn Las Vegas.
  • My Little Brother and I grade Las Vegas’ pools.
  • My Little Brother and his friend rank Vegas’ animal acts/attractions.
  • A Boston Globe piece on Reno’s attempted — and mixed — revival.
  • Major piece on Beijing and a live Q-and-A with readers.

Important business stories that examined…

Quirky takes on…

International coverage, besides in China, of…

High-tech matters such as…