I’m Vacating. Don’t You Go Anywhere, Though.

I’ve been doing a little too much lately, as you’ll see soon in The Nation and the forthcoming print issue of The Prospect. So I’m running off to a foreign country—Texas—to see how much my nephews have grown, hang out by my brother’s pool, splash around with my wife and stepson, and prove to my mother that, yes, she does have an eldest daughter.

Don’t change that channel, though! While I’m away, I’ll be leaving you in the hands of the brilliant Heather Hurlburt (a.k.a. @natsecHeather), a whizbang writer and thinker whose subjects intersect nicely with those of the Prospect. Here’s a sneak preview of some of her writing, a serious contemplation of the lack of women in national security. Her official bio includes this:

Heather Hurlburt is Executive Director of the National Security Network, the pre-eminent progressive national security strategists linking policy and politics. From 1995-2001, Hurlburt served in the Clinton Administration as Special Assistant and Speechwriter to the President, speechwriter for Secretaries of State Albright and Christopher, and member of the State Department’s Policy Planning staff. She has also worked for the International Crisis Group, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the Congressional Helsinki Commission. Her work has been  published by the New York Times, Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, Guardian, Politico, New Republic, and other outlets.

I’ll be following her closely … when I’m not in the pool.

I’ll be back next Wednesday. See y’all then—

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