Blog Profile / Kevin Drum


URL :http://motherjones.com/kevin-drum
Filed Under:Politics / US Politics
Posts on Regator:6791
Posts / Week:30.5
Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Tales From City of Hope #13: Badass Blogger Edition

My white blood count is now up to 2.4. More importantly, my ANC level is up to 2000. ANC is the front line of my immune system, and any number above 1000 means it's working adequately. So if you're sick and you sneeze on me, you are no longer likely to kill me. Show More Summary

Obamacare Is a Boon for the Working Poor, and That's Probably Good for All of Us

While Kevin Drum is focused on getting better, we've invited some of the remarkable writers and thinkers who have traded links and ideas with him from Blogosphere 1.0 to this day to contribute posts and keep the conversation going. Today...Show More Summary

Tales From City of Hope #12: I Am Bursting With White Blood Cells

Yesterday's white blood count was 0.2. Today's is 1.1. That's super duper exponential. Go, little stem cells, go! Surely this deserves a bit of bonus catblogging. Of course it does.

America's Big Trade Deals and the Case of the 4 Fishy Phone Calls

While Kevin Drum is focused on getting better, we've invited some of the remarkable writers and thinkers who have traded links and ideas with him from Blogosphere 1.0 to this day to contribute posts and keep the conversation going. Today...Show More Summary

Tales From City of Hope #11: We Have Liftoff

Yesterday's white blood count went from just under 0.1 to just over 0.1. Let's call it 0.05 growth. Today's count is 0.2. That's growth of 0.1. And that, my friends, is exponential growth. Sure, we could use another data point or three. Show More Summary

Tales From City of Hope #10: Rebound Is Here!

Yesterday my white blood count was But! Today my count is 0.1. Not much difference, you say, but it doesn't matter. It's higher than yesterday, and that means my transplanted stem cells are busily engrafting themselves and morphing into various blood products. Show More Summary

How Humans Can Keep Superintelligent Robots From Murdering Us All

While Kevin Drum is focused on getting better, we've invited some of the remarkable writers and thinkers who have traded links and ideas with him from Blogosphere 1.0 to this day to contribute posts and keep the conversation going. Today,...Show More Summary

If Black People Lived As Long As Whites, Our Election Results Would Be Very Different

With the mortality rate for black Americans about 18 percent higher than it is for white Americans, premature black deaths have affected the results of US elections, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan...Show More Summary

Friday Cat Blogging - May 1 2015

With Kevin concentrating on his cancer treatment, we've rounded up some big writers to keep things rolling on the blog by contributing posts in his honor. But let's be honest: nothing's bigger on the internet than cats. So in addition...Show More Summary

Bonus Friday Cat Bloggging - 1 May 2014

For humans, May Day is a time to celebrate worker solidarity. For Hilbert, it's time to show how jealous he is that Hopper fits under the desk and he doesn't. As you can guess, however, he got bored quickly and headed over to the sofa for a snooze. Hopper, ever victorious, slithered out with no resistance and licked her paws in triumph.

The GOP Is Trying to Give the 25 Richest Americans a $334 Billion Tax Break

Earlier this month, the Republican-controlled House voted to repeal the estate tax, which, despite the GOP's "death tax" messaging, affects only the superrich: Of the nearly 2.6 million Americans who died in 2013, just 4,687 had estates flush enough to trigger the tax. Show More Summary

Freddie Gray and the Real Lesson of Urban Policing

The Washington Post features a simple headline today that encompasses decades of personal tragedy and public policy disaster: Freddie Gray’s life a study in the sad effects of lead paint on poor blacks When Freddie Gray was 22 months old, he had a tested blood lead level of 37 micrograms per deciliter. Show More Summary

How to Really Think About Major Trade Deals Like the Trans-Pacific Partnership

While Kevin Drum is focused on getting better, we've invited some of the remarkable writers and thinkers who have traded links and ideas with him from Blogosphere 1.0 to this day to contribute posts and keep the conversation going. Today...Show More Summary

Tales From City of Hope #9: Day +6 Update

My white blood count has plummeted to 0.2, my immune system is all but destroyed, and I feel terrible. In other words, everything is going perfectly. My white blood count will probably drop a bit more tomorrow and then plateau for a day or two. Show More Summary

How the Aurora Mass Shooting Cost More Than $100 Million

What Does Gun Violence Really Cost? 16 Charts That Show the Shocking Cost of Gun Violence in America This Is What It's Like to Survive a Gunshot Methodology: the Data Behind Our Investigation Watch: The Total Cost of Gun Violenceâ??in 90 Seconds "We focus on the proceedings. Show More Summary

How Many Like Baltimore's Freddie Gray Have Been Killed in Police Custody?

For many in Baltimore, Freddie Gray's death was shocking but came as little surprise. It was only a matter of time, some said, before Baltimore erupted the way Ferguson did last summer. While no one knows exactly how many Americans die...Show More Summary

Genetically Engineered Happiness Probably Doesn't Mean Fewer Geniuses

Matt Yglesias says that becoming a new father has changed his mind about genetic engineering: The main thing is that I now have an instinctive, gut-level understanding of what it is I want for my kid as a parent. And the main thing is that my parental aspirations are very asymmetrical. Show More Summary

One Last Fundraising Pitch for Our Spring Drive

Editor's note: Kevin asked us to repost his message below if we thought it would help in the final days of our Spring Fundraising Drive—and we sure do, the response has been great and we want to be sure everyone sees it. Read his touching...Show More Summary

Politics Is Theater—and Sometimes We Need to Cover it That Way

I write today in defense of the theater criticism style of campaign reporting, which took solid hits from Derek Thompson and (in somewhat different wording) Paul Waldman this week. Thompson puts it this way: A great deal of political...Show More Summary

Good Luck Going After the Pope, Climate Deniers

If you write about climate change for a living, you get used to being on the receiving end of tweets, emails, and comments explaining why manmade global warming is a colossal hoax. But it turns out that if you're the pope, the trolls take things a bit further. Show More Summary

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