Kate Sheppard

Kate Sheppard is a political reporter at Grist, and a former Prospect writing fellow.

Recent Articles

NOT BUYING THE POPULIST RHETORIC.

It was refreshing to see The Washington Post point out today that John McCain's so-called "plan for the working class" consists mostly of benefits for corporations and the rich.

MORE HOT AIR.

The State Department sent out a press briefing from Dana Perino confirming the rumor that George Bush will be making an announcement about climate change policy this afternoon. Don't go getting too excited though. From the press briefing:

MIND THE WAGE GAP.

April 22 is Equal Pay Day, and to mark it Hillary Clinton has launched a "Make Change Count" campaign. Part of the campaign is a wage gap calculator, which demonstrates that though it's been 45 years since the Equal Pay Act was signed, there's still a huge salary disparity between men and women of the same education levels.

HAPPY TAX DAY! LOVE, JOHN MCCAIN.

The McCain campaign just sent out a Tax Day email to supporters pledging that, as president, he'll make sure they get to keep more of their money and stop the dirty liberals from spending it all on poor people. And the only way to ensure that he'll be their president is to hand over all their money right now:

BREAKING THE MESSAGE MACHINE.

Zephyrus made a comment on my post yesterday that made me laugh, and also made me wonder about what the Republican message machine will do with the latest development in continued analysis of Barack Obama's religion. The tension:

Obama is a covert Muslim, a double agent in the clash of civilizations! err... Obama is a radical fundamentalist BLACK Christian! err, sorry, wrong memo... Obama is an elitist Marxist who hates all religion!

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