Alexandra Gutierrez

Alexandra Gutierrez is a reporter based in the Aleutian Islands. She is also former associate Web editor of The American Prospect.

Recent Articles

Introducing Silvana Naguib.

Though he may not act like it, Adam is on vacation. Filling in this week is Silvana Naguib.

Hi, all. Pleasure to be here, and allow me to introduce myself. My name is Silvana Naguib, and I'm a lawyer who lives in Washington. For the last three years, I have blogged sporadically--but with great vigor!--at the feminist group blog Bitch, Ph.D., under the pseudonym "M. LeBlanc." Lest there be any confusion, I do not have a PhD -- just a JD. My lawyering focuses on prisoner civil rights, disability rights, mental health care, and domestic violence. My writing focuses on feminism, popular culture, and human rights.

The Little Picture: Earth Day Turns 40.


Earth Day goes middle-aged today, celebrating its 40th anniversary. In this photo, the late Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine addresses between 40,000 and 60,000 people on the first celebration of Earth Day in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, on April 22, 1970. Muskie was the author of the 1970 Clean Air Act.

(1970 Earth Week Committee of Philadelphia)

The Little Picture: It's All About the Benjamins.


Today, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Fed Chair Ben Bernanke unveiled the new $100 bill. The note has two new security features and will go into circulation February 2011. We here at TAP are somewhat more fond of -- and familiar with -- Abraham Lincoln's visage.