Dana Goldstein

Dana Goldstein, a former associate editor and writer at the Prospect and The Daily Beast, is a Spencer Fellow in education reporting at Columbia University. Her work on politics, women’s issues, and education has appeared in BusinessWeek, Slate, The New Republic, and The Nation.

Recent Articles

Could the John Edwards Scandal Get Any Grosser?

The latest sordid details in the John Edwards saga are supplied today by Ben Smith: Edwards expected diet Cokes to be delivered into his hand, just by silently raising it. And way more weirdness:

When John Edwards returned to North Carolina in the course of his long quest for the presidency, Andrew Young always met him at the airport in Edwards’s big black Chevy Tahoe. Young drove, and Edwards rode shotgun, silently raising his left hand whenever he wanted a Diet Coke, which Young would wordlessly supply.

Did Someone Say "Opt-out?"

The Washington Post and New York Times are having a little spat today about "opting-out." The Post ran a front-page story by Donna St. George proclaiming, "obsession with high-achieving professional mothers sidelining careers for family life is largely beside the point." The Times' David Leonhardt jumped in to defend his colleague Lisa Belkin, author of the original, blockbuster Times Magazine feature on the "opt-out revolution." The opt-out trend is real, Leonhardt writes:

What Makes TAP Different?

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Journalism's Elitism Problem.

Journalism is a really fun job. Everyday, I get to research topics that interest me, call smart people, ask them to tell me about their ideas and beliefs, and then write up what I learn. Sure, it's stressful: There's constant deadline pressure, sort of like being a student during finals week ... forever. And if you can't write cleanly and quickly, forget it. But this job is so awesome that sometimes, I'm pretty astounded that I get paid for it at all.

The Real GOP Health Care Plan: Be Rich.

At TNR, Marin Cogan has a good, short profile of Alan Grayson, the freshman Democrat from Florida who announced on the House floor yesterday that the GOP's health care plan is: "Don't get sick. And if you do get sick, die quickly." He even used flashcards.