Best American Political Writing 2009

Best American Political Writing 2009

by Royce Flippin

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Best American Political Writing 2009 by Royce Flippin

A must-have anthology for political junkies, Best American Political Writing compiles the year's best political stories from a variety of publications and points of view, in a single, comprehensive volume. Culling from the most memorable reporting of what promises to be a thrilling political year, the 2009 American Political Writing edition will include incisive coverage of the new Obama presidency and its impact nationwide, as well as the most pressing political concerns facing America today—from the depressed economy to our participation in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786746354
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 952 KB

About the Author

Royce Flippin is the series editor of Best American Political Writing. A former senior editor at American Health magazine, he has written for a number of publications, including the New York Times, Men's Journal, Self, and Parenting magazine. He lives in New York.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction Matt Taibbi xv

Preface Royce Flippin xix

Voting for Change

Battle Plans: How Obama Won Ryan Lizza 3

The Making (and Remaking and Remaking) of McCain Robert Draper 21

The Front-Runner's Fall Joshua Green 43

The Insiders: How John McCain Came to Pick Sarah Palm Jane Mayer 61

The Man Who Made Obama Lisa Taddeo 74

The Spreadsheet Psychic: How Nate Silver Built a Better Crystal Ball Adam Sternbergh 90

Economy in Crisis: Postcards from the Edge

Capitalist Fools Joseph E. Stiglitz 107

Obama's Bailout Paul Krugman 116

No Return to Normal James K. Galbraith 128

The New Liberalism: How the Economic Crisis Can Help Obama Redefine the Democrats George Packer 142

The New New Presidency

The Cool Presidency Michelle Cottle 161

Regarding Michelle Obama Jennifer Senior 169

President of Everything Brain Doherty 174

Joe Biden, Advisor in Chief John H. Richardson 181

Ms. Kennedy Regrets (She's Unable to Be in the Senate Today) Larissa MacFarquhar 201

The Man Who Ate the GOP Michael Wolff 220

Specter's Epilogue Terence Samuel 229

Over There

Obama's Foreign Policy at 100 Han Goldenberg 235

Obama's War Michael Hastings 240

Right at the Edge Dexter Filkins 254

Believe Me, It's Torture Christopher Hitchens 276

U.S. Torture: Voices from the Black Sites Mark Darmer 284

Permissions 323

Contributors 326

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