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

FREAKANOMICS SAYS TAP'S ADAM SERWER AND DANIEL STRAUSS ARE SUPER-HOT.

Via Lauren Williams at Stereohyped, The New York Times' Freakanomics blog seems intent on calling into serious doubt its methodology with some of it's conclusions about "mixed-race childen."

THE VISION THING. .

Earlier today I saw the presentation of the new Democratic Party platform for 2008 at the New America Foundation where reporter Steve Coll of the New Yorker (who doubles as President and CEO of the NAF) argued that Barack Obama's foreign policy platform has positively affected our military and intelligence bureaucracies in three important ways:

TELL THE WHOLE STORY.

Satyam at Think Progress notes a new bill introduced by Republican Congressman Walter Jones, a former Iraq war supporter, that would require the Department of Defense to allow media access to ceremonies honoring military fallen military personnel. This is likely to frustrate war supporters whose case is best made by limiting knowledge of the costs of the conflict.

BROWN NATION?

As amusing as it might be to think of the existential panic that Lou Dobbs and Bill O'Reilly will be thrown into after reading that the U.S. will be a "majority-minority" nation by 2050, I think the tone of the New York Times article is a bit misleading:

The census calculates that by 2042, Americans who identify themselves as Hispanic, black, Asian, American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander will together outnumber non-Hispanic whites. Four years ago, officials had projected the shift would come in 2050.

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