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Ian Fried

Ian Is a Political Analyst who works and teaches in Washington, DC. He has worked in Congress and for foreign embassies, and taught at various colleges and universities. He is also the Co-Founder and Director of a grass-roots Political Action Committee and was a featured writer for The Seminal. His focus is on economic politics and policies, electoral politics and the policy process.


Top Articles by Ian Fried

Elizabeth Warren Shows How It’s Done

When she was considering running for Senate, the concern among some Democrats was that Elizabeth Warren, Harvard Professor and finanicial expert, would not be able to compete with the folksy Scott Brown on the campaign battle field. But Warren surprised most with her natural ability not only as a campaign speaker, but as a person… Read More

Does Immigration Reform Doom Republicans?

Let us say you wanted to learn how someone was going to vote in an election but could not ask them what party they supported — if you had only two questions for this person, what would they be? I would choose these two: What Party did your parents consider themselves to be?; and, Who… Read More

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According to Dick, Dick is Never Wrong

The World According to Dick Cheney, a new documentary that opened at the Sundance Festival, begins with a series of quick-hit questions posed to the former Vice-President. We learn that his most cherished value is integrity and that his favorite food is spaghetti. But when asked what are his faults, Dick Cheney stammers, and after a few… Read More

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Pussy Riot Sundance Documentary an Impressive Look at Courage on Trial

On September 24, 2011, then-President of Russia, Dmitri Medvedev nominated Vladimir Putin to be the United Russia Party’s nominee for President in the 2012 elections. That action caused a little-known performance artist, Nadezhda (Nadia) Tolokonnikova to create the punk/feminist art collective called Pussy Riot. The all-female group performed spontaneous punk performances all around Moscow wearing… Read More

The Path to GOP Insanity

The House Republicans are meeting in Williamsburg, VA for their annual retreat. Usually these party retreats are used to debate policies, discuss upcoming election strategies and for the members to get to know each other. This year, however, it seems that the purpose of this year’s getaway is for the party leadership to try to… Read More