Eyal Press

Contributing Editor


Eyal Press is a Nation contributing editor and the author of Beautiful Souls: The Courage and Conscience of Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times and Absolute Convictions: My Father, a City, and the Conflict That Divided America. He is also a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Type Media Center.

Sarah Palin’s Elite Apologists Sarah Palin’s Elite Apologists

I like Ross Douthat, as I've said here before, but earlier this week he wrote a justly panned column in which he claimed, absurdly, that Sarah Palin had been done in by media elite...

Jul 10, 2009 / The Notion / Eyal Press

Obama & Progressives (II) Obama & Progressives (II)

This comment appeared from a reader, responding to my post about how progressives view Obama and objecting to the notion that people who approve of his overall performance may not ...

Jul 9, 2009 / The Notion / Eyal Press

Does Rachel Maddow Speak for the Left? Does Rachel Maddow Speak for the Left?

A few weeks ago, Rachel Maddow appeared on Charlie Rose and announced that conservatives weren't the only ones disenchanted with Barack Obama. "The President has disappointed ...

Jul 8, 2009 / The Notion / Eyal Press

Celebrating the Fourth by Remembering the Fifth Celebrating the Fourth by Remembering the Fifth

Other than consuming copious amounts of beer and barbecue food, what can Americans do on the Fourth of July to celebrate their freedom? Erwin Knoll, the late editor of The Progres...

Jul 3, 2009 / The Notion / Eyal Press

Sex, Hypocrisy & Governor Sanford Sex, Hypocrisy & Governor Sanford

Before we push the story about Governor Mark Sanford's "hiking the Appalachian Trail" (i.e. seeing his lover in Buenos Aires) entirely out of mind, I'd like to call atten...

Jun 29, 2009 / The Notion / Eyal Press

George Tiller: Healthcare Provider George Tiller: Healthcare Provider

Rare in the news coverage of the murder of Dr. George Tiller were the voices of physicians who referred patients to him. That's because, in the media, abortion features as an &quo...

Jun 24, 2009 / The Notion / Eyal Press

The Rhetoric on Iran The Rhetoric on Iran

"The world is watching," President Obama said yesterday about the confrontation currently unfolding on the streets of Tehran, where demonstrators are clashing with riot p...

Jun 20, 2009 / The Notion / Eyal Press

Realism, Obama & Iran Realism, Obama & Iran

The Internet is awash in dispatches, photos, poems and interviews detailing the extraordinary events that have taken place over the past few days in Iran. A growing number of the p...

Jun 16, 2009 / The Notion / Eyal Press

Sotomayor & Identity Politics Sotomayor & Identity Politics

Take the time, if you haven't already, to read the following post on Sonia Sotomayor and identity politics, by my good friend Ta-Nehisi Coates, a blogger at The Atlantic. In addit...

Jun 10, 2009 / The Notion / Eyal Press

Saluting Roger Federer Saluting Roger Federer

In case you were too busy watching the Sunday morning news shows, Roger Federer won the French Open yesterday, tying Pete Sampras' record of fourteen career grand slams and solidif...

Jun 8, 2009 / The Notion / Eyal Press