Michael Tomasky

Michael Tomasky is the American editor-at-large of the Guardian (UK). He was executive editor of the Prospect from 2003 to 2006.

Recent Articles


HERE�S ONE DIFFERENCE. I have quite a few thoughts about Noemie Emery�s piece in the current Weekly Standard arguing that Bush is Truman, today�s neocons are the heirs of HST, and so on.


MORE FOR CHUCK TO CHEW ON. Earlier this week, I noted in a post that Chuck Schumer had benefited from Democratic post-primary unity in New York in 1998 when his defeated opponents rallied to his side, and he went on to beat Al D�Amato. The idea is that now, as head of the DSCC, Schumer should learn from his own example and that the party ought to rally around the primary winner in, to pick a random state, Connecticut, let�s say.


MORE ON NUTMEGGERS. Garance reminds me of something that will be a very important factor if Lamont wins the primary.

If that happens, certain MSM liberal and centrist pundits will start writing immediately about how the Democrats have lost their soul, gone radical, cashiered the last good man (I know, but they will). That will set a tone: Virtue will triumph only if Lieberman pulls it out. That narrative will be set in stone unless, that is, three things happen.

Keller Must Stay

Last December, I wrote a column on this site called “Keller Must Go,” arguing that New York Times executive editor Bill Keller had demonstrated a singular lack of courage in holding the famous James Risen-Eric Lichtblau NSA spying story for nearly a year before running it.