New Guest Blogger Ari Melber
Posted by Ilan Goldenberg
Well he beat me to the post, but wanted to introduce our new guest blogger Ari Melber.
Ari Melber served as a Legislative Aide in the U.S. Senate, covering foreign policy, trade and judiciary issues, and worked as a national staff member of the 2004 John Kerry Presidential Campaign. He is currently a regular contributor to The Nation magazine, the oldest political weekly in America, and a contributing editor at the Personal Democracy Forum, a nonpartisan website analyzing technology's impact on democracy. His commentary has appeared in The Baltimore Sun, The Philadelphia Daily News, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Politico, The Forward, The Huffington Post, New York Magazine's "Daily Intelligencer," Alternet.org, CBSNews.com and The American Prospect Online, among others, and as a commentator on public affairs, he has been quoted by publications such as The New York Times, Roll Call, and Time, and appeared on national radio and television, including CNN, C-SPAN, FOX and MSNBC.
Melber has been a featured speaker at forums sponsored by the Yale Political Science Department; Young Democrats of America; New York's Blogging Liberally; the Close Up Foundation, a nonpartisan civics education organization; YearlyKos 2006, the first national netroots convention; and YearlyKos 2007. He also served on the Advisory Committee to the YearlyKos Leadership Forum for seven presidential candidates in August 2007. He was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.