Michael Tomasky

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Michael Tomasky "the Editor of Democracy as of March 2009, is a highly respected writer and editor with more than 20 years' experience covering American politics and helping to define and update progressive ideas. Tomasky has been at the forefront of defining the contours of 21st century progressivism for many years, first as a journalist in New York and, since 2003, in Washington.

"In 2006, while editor of The American Prospect magazine, Tomasky wrote the much-discussed essay "Party in Search of a Notion," which argued that the Democratic Party should de-emphasize its claims on behalf of particular interest groups and become a party of "the common good." Such was the attention the essay garnered that it received front-page treatment in The New York Times - a rare feat for a piece of intellectual journalism.

"Tomasky is American-editor-at-large for The Guardian (UK), where he writes a blog and monthly print column. He also contributes to the New York Review of Books, where he writes regularly on national affairs. He was a visiting fellow at Harvard's Joan Shorenstein Center for the Press, Politics, and Public Policy in 2003. He has formerly worked for the New York Observer and the Village Voice. In 1995, he joined New York magazine, where he wrote a political column for the next eight years. He is the author of Left for Dead, on the rebirth of civic liberalism, and Hillary's Turn, about the 2000 New York Senate race." [1]

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  1. Michael Tomasky, Democracy, accessed March 31, 2010.