John Stoehr teaches writing at Yale. His essays and journalism have appeared in The American Prospect, Reuters Opinion, the Guardian, and Dissent, among other publications. He is a political blogger for The Washington Spectator and a frequent contributor to Al Jazeera English.


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Star Spangled Staggers
29 February 2012
Ever since Rick Santorum swept three states earlier this month, the question everyone has been asking in the US is: Why...
Star Spangled Staggers
08 February 2012
After victories in Florida and Nevada, it seemed Republicans, even Tea Partiers, Evangelicals and otherwise "very...
Star Spangled Staggers
05 February 2012
Source: Getty ImagesMoney and religion are the reasons Mitt Romney won Nevada on Saturday, his second straight victory...
Star Spangled Staggers
01 February 2012
It used to be that if you won Florida, New Hampshire and (almost) Iowa, you'd be a shoo-in for the Grand Old Party's...
Star Spangled Staggers
19 January 2012
Progressives are once again gnashing their teeth over the dog-whistle politics of Republican Newt Gingrich. In Iowa,...