Alyssa Rosenberg

Alyssa Rosenberg is a staff correspondent at Government Executive where she covers the federal work force. She writes regularly for National Journal and The New Republic.

Recent Articles

The Invisible Woman

After a summer of blockbuster comic-book flicks and record ticket sales to women, why have we yet to see a superheroine movie?

When I was a kid, visiting my cousin meant I got to do two things: sleep on the top bunk and page through his epic comic-card collection. I may have learned about dating from Archie Comics' Betty and Veronica, but the superheroines of Marvel and DC Comics were much more exciting. I coveted Rogue's kinetically charged boyfriend, Jean Grey's red mane, and Wonder Woman's strength, even squeezed down to trading-card size. It was perfect training for a future superhero-movie consumer.

MESSAGING.

By Alyssa Rosenberg

I doubt Joe Lieberman will be McCain's VP pick, though the tsuris surrounding his flirtation with the Republican Party won't go anywhere anytime soon. But I just got an announcement in my in-box that Hadassah Lieberman will be headlining a Republican Jewish Coalition National Women's Committee lunch, fashion show, and silent auction to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure at the Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis on Labor Day. I'm all for raising money to fight cancer, but doing it at a very high-end retailer on a day devoted to celebrating the value of work at a time when the economy is a huge issue seems like sort of poor messaging.

STAR WARS AND PARENTING.

By Alyssa Rosenberg

I almost fell out of my chair laughing while reading this. It's wonderful, and it's Friday, so go, have yourself a laugh (and the writing is excellent, too).

THE NEW YORK TIMES AND THE OLYMPICS.

By Alyssa Rosenberg

So as ya'll might have guessed, I'm just the slightest bit excited about the Olympics. But while I've been jumping up and down on my couch cheering on Michael Phelps and Natalie Coughlin and losing sleep over Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson, who proved last night that age and maturity add a LOT to an individual performance in women's gymnastics, I've also enjoyed watching what I think is a quiet coming out party for the New York Times multimedia folks.

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