Nick Penniman

Nick Penniman is executive editor of, a public-interest journal inspired by Thomas Paine, author of Common Sense and The Rights of Man.

Before joining, he was director of Moving Ideas Network and an associate editor of The American Prospect. He also served as the director of the Alliance for Democracy, a national grassroots organization that focuses on corporate globalization and campaign finance reform. He formerly served as the editor of the Lincoln Journal, a weekly newspaper published in Massachusetts, and headed an investigative reporting team for the Community Newspaper Company. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and now lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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