Phoebe Connelly

Phoebe Connelly is a former web editor of the Prospect. Previously, she was managing editor of In These Times. She writes on political culture, human rights and feminism.

Recent Articles

Bush III?

1117_kuttner.jpgWith the rehabilitation of George W. Bush through the largely flattering coverage of his memoirs, the stage is set for the resumption of the Bush dynasty.

Former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida is keeping his powder dry. He mostly disclaims any interest in running for president in 2012 but manages to keep the door open a crack.

Tuesday, an Orlando TV station, WESH, quoted Bush as keeping all options open.

How Conservatives Won.

Mark Schmitt says progressives may have lost this election -- but conservatism and the Republican Party are hardly stronger for their success:

More on the Rally to Restore Sanity.

Gabe argues convincingly that "Rally to Restore Sanity" is a chance for "young people to express the frustration we feel." Who cares if it is satiric, or substance-less, so long as it is cathartic?

The Awl, Ladies, Media Markets.

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On Sunday, David Carr profiled The Awl, a news and culture site started by two former Gawker-ites. One of the co-founders, Choire Sicha, tells Carr: "Writers who work on the Web are taught to flee whenever the guy from business side comes around. But we can build all the nice little audiences we want, somebody has to figure out how to explain to advertisers where the value is.”