John Avlon, political columnist and host at CNN and the Daily Beast, recalls the greatness and intellectual vigor of Theodore Roosevelt’s 1912 Bull Moose Party presidential run on its 100th anniversary. Where is our TR and where is our Bull … More
About John Avlon
The future of politics is changing as rapidly and radically as the economic future is, and no one saw it coming sooner than John Avlon did. He’s helping Economaney connect the dots of our political system’s future as voters become increasingly informationalized and independent.
John is a Newsweek and Daily Beast political columnist, a CNN political commentator, an author of two books (most recently Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America), and is also the editor of the forthcoming Deadline Artists: The Greatest Newspaper Columns by America’s Greatest Newspaper Columnists. He was Deputy Policy Director for the Giuliani for President campaign and was also Mayor Giuliani’s senior speechwriter for the last years of his administration, including during 9/11 and its aftermath.
John lives in New York with his wife, author and political commentator Margaret Hoover. He used to dream of rock and roll stardom (he’s a talented musician and songwriter), and he is also a voracious New York City history buff.
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John Avlon Articles on EconoManey
Brain Truster John Avlon talks gay marriage and the presidential race with Erin Burnett and Mitt Romney campaign adviser Kevin Madden on CNN’s “Frontline” recently.
Congrats to Economaney Brain Trust member John Avlon on his 2nd consecutive NSNC Award! We think this makes him kind of the Tom Hanks of newspaper columnists. Or something.
John Avlon interviews Peter Ackerman, founder of the inspired Americans Elect, which is pounding through the difficult legal underbrush of the American electoral system to break the two-party duopoly in our political system. John writes for the Daily Beast.
Brain Truster John Avlon gives readers of The Telegraph a full and nuanced picture of Mitt Romney. Makes great reading for Americans just tuning in now that the GOP presidential nominating circus appears to be ending.
The Brain Trust’s John Avlon, CNN Contributor, writes on how the siren song of television hosting is luring away some of America’s most prominent political leaders.
The Braintrust’s John Avlon writes that a wacky far-right candidacy like Rick Santorum’s just might prove a cleansing colonic for a party that seems to have lost its electoral way.