Author Archives: Jordan Bloom

About Jordan Bloom

Jordan was TAC's associate editor. He also reviews music for Tiny Mix Tapes, is a contributor at The Umlaut. His work has appeared elsewhere at the Washington Post, Washington Times, The Daily Caller, and Doublethink magazine, among others. He is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and lives in Washington DC. Follow him on Twitter

AP, Then James Rosen—How Widespread Is DOJ Surveillance of Journalists?

The Washington Post reported yesterday that in 2010 the Justice Department surveilled …

IRS Scandal: Bureaucratic Failure or Political Corruption?

I just finished chatting about the IRS and AP scandals on the …

The Mainstreaming of Conservative Conspiracy Theories

Interesting, isn’t it? The IRS, EPA, and DOJ scandals all happened before …

PPP Flogs Dead Hipster

Whether the persistence of hipster eulogies is a sign of the West’s …

Rand Paul Learns to Love the Drug War?

Yesterday’s Post carried this story on Senator Rand Paul’s attempts to reach out to …

Corey Robin’s Dubious Nietzsche-Hayek Connection

Corey Robin has a long, provocative essay in The Nation about how Austrian economists …

Mark Sanford, Hypocrisy, and Spiting One’s Face

This blog post from Ross Douthat seems a bit unfair to the …

What Ezra Klein and Alex Jones Have in Common

The new issue of the New Inquiry is entitled “New World Order,” so …

Why Hayek Is a Conservative

In honor of F.A. Hayek’s birthday, let’s consider for a moment how …

Zombifying Potpourri, Rock Music that Kills Plants, and Other Public Morality Hyperbole

The above is from the website of a new campaign by the …

Ken Cuccinelli and Testing Free Market Populism’s Viability

Two months ago Tim Carney remarked that “The McAuliffe-Cuccinelli race might be …

Paragon of Virtue Bob Menendez Introduces Legislation to Arm Syrian Opposition

The Democratic Senator from New Jersey Bob Menendez, chairman of the Foreign …

Amnesty: Hammer of the Welfare State

The big immigration news yesterday was the Heritage Foundation’s much-anticipated report claiming …

GOP Hawks’ Awkward Timing Restating the Case for Arming the Syrian Rebels

Shot: Chaser: Observation: Cotton supports arming an opposition movement even Peter King, Republican …

Ralph Nader and Bruce Fein Prod Obama to Release Guantanamo Detainees

Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader and constitutional lawyer Bruce Fein have released …

A List of Worthwhile Blogs Occasioned by the Reported Demise of Blogging

There’s been a lot of chatter about The Death of Blogs the …

Human Trafficking in DC’s Diplomatic Community?

A local NBC affiliate reported last night: A case of “possible human …

The Inseverability of the Tea Party

I finally got around to watching this Intelligence Squared debate over the …

Tragedy and Dope: How the Mainstream Media Enables Alex Jones

Alex Jones isn’t all bad. He’s created more citizen journalists than Andrew …

The Pointlessness of Ron Meyer Jr.

It’s official, Ron Meyer Jr. is running for Congress in the 11th district …

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