Syria Strike: Strategic Move Designed To Minimize Russiagate

    Syria Strike: Strategic Move Designed To Minimize Russiagate

    After Tomahawk missiles rained down on a Syrian government airfield, I analyzed for HuffPost how the brilliant and rapid-fire geopolitical move by the Trump administration masterfully distracted domestic opponents from allegations of colluding with Moscow.

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    Politicians, Funders, and Campaign Finance

    Politicians, Funders, and Campaign Finance

    In advance of the 2016 elections, I wrote for Al Jazeera America about a clever ballot initiative in California that sought to force state legislators to walk into their chamber in Sacramento donning the logos of their top 10 donors.

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    Gun companies lock up billions in sales

    Gun companies lock up billions in sales

    With more than 300 million firearms owned by U.S. civilians and at least 100 million guns produced by U.S. manufacturers in the last 25 years, the U.S. has the highest rate of gun ownership in the world. I explained the link between revenues, stock prices, lobbying, and gun laws.

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    'Creating a new image of Tunisia'

    ‘Creating a new image of Tunisia’

    With reporting by Yasmine Ryan, photography by Tara Todras-Whitehill, and production by Joanna Kao, Vaughn Wallace and I edited this multimedia exploration of the cultural festival that took place despite geopolitical uncertainties in the North African country.

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    Red State Road Trip

    Red State Road Trip

    I covered key U.S. political issues of the 2012 presidential election from middle America, beyond the campaign trail’s battlegrounds, reporting on voters in four states so Republican-leaning that neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney invested much electoral capital (archival Al Jazeera English link).

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    Inside the Hermit Kingdom

    Inside the Hermit Kingdom

    Six-part Worldfocus multimedia series on the people and culture of North Korea. Watch original footage from August 2009 of the Pyongyang Metro, rural countryside, Demilitarized Zone, and everyday North Korean civilians. Read an interview with a North Korean army major who explains why the stalemate remains. (Archival WNET link)

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