Paul Blest

Paul Blest is a writer and editor based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Previously, he was the news editor at Splinter, and his work has appeared at The Nation, Vice, The Outline, and Deadspin, among others.


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State legislative staff in Delaware have become the first in the country to seek to unionize. Read more

Working in America


Jess Scarane for Delaware

The primary challenger to Chris Coons wants to put the public interest ahead of the establishment status quo in the corporate-friendly state. Read more


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The candidate’s first trip to the state featured recent endorser and Squad member Ayanna Pressley. Read more


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The Mississippi attorney general is running a competitive campaign for governor by emphasizing populist economic issues. Read more