Michael Shpizner

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Is It Possible That Eric Cantor Just Wasn't Conservative Enough?

WASHINGTON -- The night of Barack Obama’s inauguration in January 2009, a group of 15 or so Republican lawmakers gathered at the Caucus Room, a high-end D.C. restaurant, to plot ways to thwart the newly-elected president’s agenda.<p>Among the crowd was Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who lost his primary …

Dave Brat, Economics Professor: 'I Don't Have A Well-Crafted Response' On Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON -- Economics professor Dave Brat was thrown headfirst into the pressure cooker of national politics Wednesday, when he appeared on MSNBC and found himself unexpectedly grilled on his policy positions.<p>"I thought we were just going to chat today about the celebratory aspects," said Brat, …

The Secret Service Approach An NYPD Chaplain At A 9/11 Service. Then A Victim's Mother Steps In.

Upworthy’s unworthy politics

Right ideas, wrong reasons<p>Upworthy doesn’t have a statement of principles, but by reading the site and other viral media websites like it — such as Viral Nova, Good and PolicyMic — a number of ideas emerge very clearly. (Full disclosure: I worked for PolicyMic for most of last year.) What’s notable …