I said that I planned to avoid all political news and commentary for months to come. Unfortunately, there are some good writers in this field. I have already mentioned Gail Collins of the New York Times, who is incisive and witty. Another favorite from past elections has resurfaced: Ana Marie Cox. I first discovered her years ago, when she started a blog about Washington called Wonkette. She then moved to Time and has now landed at the Guardian. Her writing is always good and very entertaining, even about cringe-worthy politicians and events. She nails the hypocrites and points out the spades.
She will blog about US politics in the Guardian (again making it one of the best sources for news abut and commentary on the US):
As well as regular columns on bigger topics:
She makes me laugh about things that usually make me angry. In describing herself, she does not surprise me. I would have guessed at most of this from her writing over the years. This also explains why I like her writing. (And, of interest only to me, she has a striking resemblance to a girl I used to know.)
Since I read her regularly, I will make it easy for you by adding her links to my posts.
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.