Adam Serwer

Adam Serwer is a writing fellow at The American Prospect and a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He also blogs at Jack and Jill Politics and has written for The Village Voice, The Washington Post, The Root, and the Daily News.

Recent Articles

If I Were President...

The New York Times has a feature asking "If I were president" which basically involves the enlisted getting wistful about all the things they'd do if you know, Congress didn't existed and if the office of the presidency conferred the ability to work magic.

What Happened To Rick Perry, "No Apologies Candidate?"

Texas Governor Rick Perry, whom Washington Post reporter Chris Cilizza dubbed the "no apologies" candidate, disavows entirely a book he wrote last year endorsing the view that New Deal reforms like Social Security are unconstitutional. Ian Millhiser writes, "After just a few days of embarrassing press, however, Perry now expects the country to believe that his entire book was not intended to be a factual statement."


The Obama administration is reportedly pressuring New York's new Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to go easy on the banks and engage in the "settlements in lieu of prosecutions" approach to financial crime that started with the Bush administration.

Bloggingheads: Perry And Louie Edition

I talk Rick Perry, civil liberties, and the genius of Louie CK with Conor Friedersdorf:

A coda on our discussion on Perry's decision to mandate the HPV vaccine, from Amanda Hess: