Gellman is a critically honored author, journalist, and blogger. His professional distinctions include two Pulitzer Prizes (individual and team), the George Polk Award, and Harvard's Goldsmith Prize for investigative reporting. His bestselling book, Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was named a New York Times Best Book of 2008. His previous books include Contending with Kennan: Toward a Philosophy of American Power and a history of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Gellman will continue his work on national security and foreign policy.READ MORE
Senior Fellow Michael Likosky Will Focus on Infrastructure Investment and Public Finance, Joe Miller Will Direct Digital CommunicationsREAD MORE
NEW YORK – The Century Foundation, one of the nation’s oldest think tanks, announced a promotion and location change today for two of the organization’s foreign policy experts:
Fellow Michael Wahid Hanna has been named a senior fellow and will continue his research and work on broader Middle East and South Asia.READ MORE
Of all the miseries inflicted on the news business over the past decade, arguably the worst was the ravaging of the Tribune Company when real estate mogul Sam Zell took it private in a complex transaction in which he risked little of his own fortune while leading the businesses into $13 billion in debt. Jim O’Shea’s book, The Deal from Hell: How Moguls and Wall Street Plundered Great American Newspapers (published by PublicAffairs in 2011), is a thorough account of the catastrophe, which Zell himself characterized as “hell’s deal.” O’Shea, a former editor of the Los Angeles Times and managing editor of the Chicago Tribune, brought an investigative reporter’s skills to the events as they evolved, combined with an undertone of indignation at how an enterprise of admirable assets could be driven into bankruptcy in barely more than a year after it was acquired in 2007. Now, following four years of rancor, downsizing, and management scandals, the Tribune Company has emerged from bankruptcy court with Zell and his cohorts finally gone. In the midst of it all, according to a detailed account of the case by Michael Oneal, a Chicago Tribune reporter, the bankruptcy judge, Kevin Carey, “looked out at a Delaware courtroom packed with high-priced attorneys and conceded the case had broken down into what he called a ‘multiconstituent melee.’”READ MORE
TCF fellow Michael Cohen on Obama's 2013 inaugural address as published in The Guardian.
Over the weekend, I wrote for the Guardian that inaugural addresses tend to be banal, platitudinous affairs with saccharine pieties to national unity – and the Barack Obama's second inaugural was unlikely to be much different. Today, Barack Obama proved that argument quite wrong.
Rather than an empty call to national unity, Obama offered one of the most full-throated defenses of liberalism that this or any other president has delivered – and he did so in the shadow of unquenchable internecine political conflict. There was an attack on inequality:READ MORE
Homicide by Firearm
Breakdown of Countries by Gun Laws
December 6, 1989: École Polytechnique Massacre
Fourteen women were killed on the campus of the University of Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. According to the resulting law, all firearms are required to be registered, whereas before this shooting, only “restricted” firearms had to be registered with the government.
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