Heather Hurlburt


Heather Hurlburt is the director of New Models of Policy Change at New America. She served as special assistant and speechwriter to President Bill Clinton, speechwriter and member of the State Department's policy planning staff, and has held senior positions on Capitol Hill and in several DC-based advocacy organizations. She cohosts the monthly Bloggingheads show Drezburt, and has a weekly column at World Policy Review.

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As a party identified with women, Democrats face a distinctive challenge in 2016.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

With few good options to addressing Russia's moves on Ukraine, the West needs keep larger goals in mind. Read more

America and the World

There are lots of possible courses of action that the president could take in his response to the fighting in Gaza, but which is the best? Read more

America and the World


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Many commenters are ready to declare that democratic movements through the Middle East are over. They are wrong. Read more

America and the World

Looking at Drift from the perspective of defense intellectuals. Read more


Were the president's engagement with progressive Christianity respected by the right and understood better across the globe, it would send a powerful message about religious pluralism. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

A less-than-sunny update on one of the bluest states in the country. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

I'll be taking over E.J.'s blog while she's on vacation. A short introduction ... Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Why do Republicans think moving from the military to the president's cabinet is a demotion? Read more


What does national security look like with the world's most wanted terrorist out of the way? Read more