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. 

Julie Mason, POTUS Press Pool with Julie Mason, Sirius/XM POTUS, July 6, 2017. 

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

Michael Smerconish, The Michael Smerconish Program, Sirius/XM POTUS, June 30, 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. 

Rick Jervis, "Court seeks true persona of 'InfoWars' radio provocateur," USA Today, April 21, 2017. 

Peter Grier, "The next O'Reilly: Why young conservatives may not want a Papa Bear," The Christian Science Monitor, April 20, 2017. 

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

Jeremy Hobson, "How Sean Hannity Became Influential In Conservative Media And Politics," Here and Now, National Public Radio, December 20, 2016. 

"Episode 30: Brian Rosenwald on the History of Conservative Talk Radio and the 2016 Election," The Road to Now, November 21, 2016. 




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:

"After Charlottesville, Republicans must grapple with their history on race" The Washington Post, August 16, 2017. 

"Welcome to Made by History," coauthored with Nicole Hemmer, The Washington Post, June 26, 2017. 

"The Revolution Was Televised," Gatehouse Media, May 4, 2017. 

"Fox's Bottom Line," US News & World Report, April 6, 2017. 

"Sound and Fury," Gatehouse Media, December 2016. 

"How Candidates Lose Presidential Debates," The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 26, 2016. 

"Donald Trump Isn't Ronald Reagan—He's Barry Goldwater," The Daily Beast, July 5, 2016. 

"The talk radio split between Trump and Cruz," CNN.com, April 25, 2016.  

"Tracing the disappearance of centrists in Pa. GOP," The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 18, 2016. 


• I am pleased to announce that Harvard University Press has acquired the rights to my book project, Mount Rushmore: The Rise of Talk Radio and Its Impact on Politics and Public Policy. It should be on bookshelves in the fall of 2018. For more on Mount Rushmore, 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