The AP (Alex Pareene) Newsletter

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A non-blog about politics, media, and treating personal grudges as ideological conflicts
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  • What Is Kyrsten Sinema Doing?
    15 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 9 0
    Samuel Corum/Getty In one respect, that’s an easy question to answer: Kyrsten Sinema is attempting to derail the reconciliation bill, or, failing that, to at least vastly pare back its more progressiv...
  • The Myth of Sustainable Capitalism
    06 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    NurPhoto/Getty Images This subscribers-only column originally appeared in The New Republic. Subscribe now Read enough financial news these days and you’ll see a lot of stories about “ESG investing,” w...
  • Officer-Involved Delusions
    29 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 11 0
    San Diego County Sheriff's Department The latest episode of The Politics of Everything is about police and fentanyl. Specifically, it’s about what exactly is happening when police officers “overdose” ...
  • What Brooklyn Dirt Bike Teens Have in Common With My Midwestern Stepdad
    24 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 23 0
    NYC Mayoral Photography Unit “Let’s. Crush. Some. Dirt bikes!!!!” the mayor of New York tweeted. Bill de Blasio did not mean "crush" in the positive, slangy sense. The attached livestream, which happe...
  • The Case of the Missing Lyme Vaccine
    17 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 11 0
    JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/Getty Here is the new episode of The New Republic's podcast, The Politics of Everything, which I host with literary editor Laura Marsh. This one is about the Lyme disease vac...
  • Twenty Years Later...What I Remember
    11 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 10 4
    This is an image-heavy installment of The AP (Alex Pareene) Newsletter, and my CMS tells me it is “too long for email,” so feel free to enjoy it on the web, where posts can be any length and have as m...
  • Americans Don't Really Hate Density
    02 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 29 4
    CHANDAN KHANNA / Getty You may have seen a recent Pew survey result making the rounds on urbanism twitter. It is a dispiriting finding if you believe (which you should believe, because it's simply tru...
  • I Was Really Tempted to Give This One a Bad Campaign Fundraising Email Subject Line
    27 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 8 3
    Slim Aarons / Stringer / Getty My friend Casey was laid off today (along with a number of other talented people, including other friends and former colleagues of mine) in one of digital media's ritual...
  • Andrew Cuomo's Last Act
    25 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 11 4
    Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images Andrew Cuomo is, incredibly, no longer governor of New York. For the next few years, the state's political class will be fixated on two questions: What will he do n...
  • Welcome to The AP (Alex Pareene) Newsletter
    24 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 15 12
    Image by Jim Cooke One of the most formative publications of my upbringing, MAD Magazine, had no advertising at all until the 21st century. It had no ads both because having ads would potentially limi...
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