Blake Hounshell

Blake Hounshell

Editorial director, digital, at POLITICO, formerly at Foreign Policy. Mostly politics, some foreign policy. RT means it's interesting. bhounshell[at]politico

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This is the story the Democratic political establishment is really talking about this week

I don’t know how well Bloomberg will do on Super Tuesday at this point. But it’s hard to envision a scenario in which he does anything other than further split the moderate vote and guarantee at least a plurality for Sanders.

When will a candidate be brave enough to campaign on a platform of free collage for all?

My former columnist’s Twitter account has been run by Russian bots for years. It brings me no pleasure to report this.

I don’t know who needs to hear this but the attorney general of the United States recently floated the idea of the government buying controlling stakes in foreign telecom companies and it sort of sank without a trace.

There is something profoundly narcissistic about endless public agonizing over who you’re going to vote for.

My former columnist has secretly been competing in rodeos for years under an alias. It's an open secret in journalism, and he ropes right-handed.


The way Obama goes after these protesters is absolutely chilling

This is INSANE. Erdogan’s goons rough up Kurdish protesters ON EMBASSY ROW, as D.C. cops valiantly try to stop them.

Dear confused people: It's not a "leak" if you are a private citizen sharing unclassified recollections.

In days of yore, tweeting out a doctored video cribbed from Infowars would be resignation territory for a White House press secretary. Now, it's just Thursday.

What did Pat Cipollone and his team know about the Bolton manuscript before tonight? His spokeswoman said the NSC has had the book for review for *weeks*.

Can't make it up: The leading pick to run the Census Bureau is the author of a book called "Redistricting and Representation: Why Competitive Elections Are Bad for America.”

Alabama columnist: "Every single county in which blacks make up more than 75 percent of registered voters will see their driver license office closed. Every one."

“The IRS commissioner, who refused to release Trump’s tax returns to Congress, collects rent from a pair of Trump condos in Hawaii.”