Michael Smerconish, The Michael Smerconish Program, Sirius/XM POTUS, November 13, 2018. 

Jim Rutenebrg, “At the Border Town That the News Cycle Has Left Behind,” The New York Times, October 21, 2018.

Kimberly Ross and Andrea Ruth, “The Right Side Podcast, Episode 17: ‘Talk Radio’s America’ And Finding Middle Ground With Brian Rosenwald,” Red State, October 14, 2018.

Dick Polman, “Lindsey Graham Doesn’t Want a Primary,” The Atlantic, October 10, 2018.

John Hageman, "'It isn't about advocacy for one candidate': Talk radio figures into ND Senate race," Grand Forks Herald, June 29. 2018. 

Peter Grier, "Behind Trump’s bold stance on the scope of presidential power," The Christian Science Monitor, June 4, 2018. 

Jason Schwartz, "Ben Shapiro to take his podcast to radio," Politico, March 29, 2018. 

John Carlson, The John Carlson Show, KVI SeattleAugust 16, 2017.

John Sharp, “Conservative thought leaders' Hannity, Ingraham, Coulter, back Mo Brooks. Will it help in Senate race?”AL.com, August 3, 2017. 

Pete Dominick, StandUP With Pete Dominick, Sirius/XM Insight, July 6, 2017. 

Jack Smith IV, "Liberals are playing just as dirty as conservatives did in the '90s — and it sounds great," Mic, June 10, 2017. 

Madeleine Brand, "How the Comey Hearing Played on Different Media Outlets," KCRW Press Play w/Madeleine Brand, June 8, 2017. 

Harry Bruinius, "Is edgier political comedy making America worse," The Christian Science Monitor, May 12, 2017. 

Felix Gillette, "And Then There Was Hannity," Bloomberg Businessweek, April 27, 2017. 

Michael Smerconish, "Role of Polarized Media in the Partisan Divide," part of Fixing the Divide, CNN, February 18, 2017. 




American History • Communications • Political Science • Media Studies • Public Policy 

Scholarly Philosophy:

I believe that 21st century scholars must work across disciplinary boundaries, and utilize the best techniques and methods from all fields to study our increasingly complex and interrelated world. I also believe in making scholarship accessible and publicly available. This website reflects that vision. 

The blog will be a forum both for commentary and sharing ideas about politics and public policy. I'm a big believer in questioning things and throwing ideas out there, so some of what you might see could be surprising or provocative. We can only increase knowledge by engaging in a dialogue, and testing new ideas and new ways of approaching things. The sidebar on the blog page will provide links to recent articles that are interesting or inspiring. 

Most Recent PublicationS:

America's elections are broken. Here's how to fix them,” The Week, November 16, 2018.

Senators, please mutiny,” The Week, October 26, 2018.

Our petulant president,” The Week, September 6, 2018.

"It's all about the bottom line,CNN.com, August 6th, 2018. 

"The media malpractice destroying American politics,The Washington Post, July 25th, 2018. 

"The conservative revolution: Kennedy’s retirement caps a half-century transformation of the court," The Washington Post, June 28th, 2018. 

"Trump is no deal-maker," Smerconish.com, May 18. 2018.  

"How Sean Hannity helped put Donald Trump in the White House — and how he's helping to keep him there," The Washington Post, April 23, 2018. 

"The Days that Shook the Nation," The Washington Post, March 30, 2018 (in print April 1). 

"Conservative Media's New Villain," Smerconish.com, February 26, 2018. 

"Republicans aren’t hypocrites. They just have flawed principles." The Washington Post, February 12, 2018. 


• I am pleased to announce that Harvard University Press will publish my book, Talk’ Radio’s America in late summer or early fall 2019. For more on Talk Radio’s America, click here

• I'm thrilled to announce Made By History, a new history section in the Washington Post, of which I'll be one of the two editors in chief. This project has kind of been my baby for 9 months now, and it's very exciting to see it launched. You can expect to find perspective and analysis of the stories in the news every day from top notch historians. To pitch us, write to madebyhistory@washpost.com