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

CELEBRITOCRACY.

I don't have much to say about Barack Obama's ad calling McCain Washington's biggest "Celebrity," except that imitation is the sincerest form of validation. I think the ad has a strong case to make but that it mostly highlights how successful the McCain campaign's attacks in this vein have been.

-- A. Serwer

SECOND THOUGHTS ON NO-KNOCKS?

In Maryland last Friday, Prince George's County Police Chief Melvin C. High apologized for a recent paramilitary police raid on the home of Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo, in which both of Calvo's dogs were killed and he and his mother in law were handcuffed under suspicion of smuggling marijuana. A package containing 30 pounds of green was sent to Calvo's house, addressed to his wife, and when Calvo picked up the package and went into his house, a SWAT team burst in. This is a small excerpt from Calvo's description of what happened:

THINGS FALLS APART FRIDAY.

Is it just me or has the world been having a rough 24 hours? In Iraq, lawmakers may have to postpone provincial elections set for October after they failed to come to a power sharing agreement between Kurds, Turkmen and Arabs over Kirkuk. As a result, the Sunni Awakening leaders may become disillusioned about the process after boycotting the elections entirely four years ago.

SAY WHAT?

Michelle Malkin, reacting to the news that John Edwards lied about having an extramarital affair:

Well, the shoe has dropped. Does this mean he’ll get to speak at the DNC now? The other big Democrat liar/cheater’s already secured his spot, you know.

What, as opposed to running one at the top of the presidential ticket this year?

LET STEVE COHEN JOIN THE CBC.

I'm going to cosign what Ta-Nehisi Coates said about Stephen Cohen being able to join the CBC. Rep. William Lacy Clay's explanation is patently ridiculous.

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