Jake Whitney

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Jake Whitney is a journalist based in New York. In addition to The Progressive, his work has appeared in The New Republic, The Daily Beast, the San Francisco Chronicle, and many other publications.

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While much of the media attention on the book focused on Comey’s digs at Trump, there is much more to it. Read more

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Virginia Eubanks’ new book “Automating Inequality” looks at how automated eligibility systems “profile, police, and punish” the poor. Read more

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We'll likely never know, but the maximally conservative record of the Supreme Court nominee provides some answers. Journalist Jake Whitney talks with law professor Zephyr Teachout in search of clues. Read more

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War forever changes the men and women we send to fight. Can traumatized veterans ever fully recover? Read more

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Do voters care passionately about corruption and campaign finance reform? Teachout is adamant that they do. Read more

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"Basically the company can say to workers as it says to its customers: take it or leave it.” Read more


Much of Teachout’s career has been spent as an ideological adversary of Scalia’s. Read more


"The Billion People March and a whole bunch of other initiatives that are happening around the world—is because the spirit of Occupy is alive." Read more


In May 2005, Colonel Theodore Westhusing, a West Point professor of English and Philosophy who was serving in Iraq, received an anonymous letter. Read more


This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral--Plus Plenty of Valet Parking!--in America's Gilded CapitalBy Mark LeibovichBlue Rider Press. 386 pages. $27.95.In the summer of 2011, President Obama geared up for his reelection campaign by launching a serie... Read more


Jake Whitney reviews The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan, by Michael Hastings. Read more