Kate Sheppard

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

Recent Articles

THE COAL TRUTH: TAKING IT TO THE STREETS EDITION.

So it's increasingly common knowledge that coal is the enemy of the human race, a phrase popularized by David Roberts over on Grist. But in the absence of federal regulations constraining carbon emissions, coal plants are still churning out carbon dioxide and warming the planet.

MCCAIN AND THE PRESS.

John McCain made a speech to the annual meeting of the Associated Press this morning in Washington, D.C., in which he attempted to balance affection and admonition for reporters. I found the whole thing pretty humorous, especially since he's a guy known for being generally chummy with the media, but who has also turned his temper against them when they dare actually try to do their job rather than cozy up to the candidate:

BITTERGATE.

Political Wire digs up a particularly salient quote from Bill Clinton's My Life in which he makes essentially the same observation as Barack Obama, minus the word "bitter":

ANALYZING ELIZABETH EDWARDS.

Unlike Jason Zengerle, I found nothing in this Times piece to suggest that Elizabeth Edwards favors Hillary Clinton. I can, however, see why she would support Clinton's pledge to sally forth in the primary, regardless of whether or not she prefers her as a candidate.

BLUE COLLAR BLUES?

Jon Chait points to a recent Gallup poll which finds that Obama's lead over Clinton among white, college-educated Democrats has risen five points in the past three weeks, and among those with post-graduate degrees it has jumped from an 8-point lead to a 29-point lead. Meanwhile, he's still down 30 percent among white voters with a high school degree or less.

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