Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The cover of the July 14, 2012 issue of National Journal
The Top 25: Influential women in D.C. and the hurdles they continue to face. By Fawn Johnson
Pretty psyched for this week’s National Journal magazine.
We profile 25 of the most influential woman in Washington. Keep an eye out tomorrow and Friday to read about those who made the list. 

The cover of the July 14, 2012 issue of National Journal

The Top 25: Influential women in D.C. and the hurdles they continue to face. By Fawn Johnson

Pretty psyched for this week’s National Journal magazine.

We profile 25 of the most influential woman in Washington. Keep an eye out tomorrow and Friday to read about those who made the list. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Jim Tankersley shows us how the economy is looking through several handy charts.

These two charts show:

1. How unemployment is decreasing but way too many Americans are still jobless (that’s about 13 million).

2. There’s less demand than there was before the recession. One example is in construction. There is less of a demand from customers for construction companies which results in them not needing to hire more people.

Go here to view more charts and read Tankersley’s analysis. 

A Very Special Delivery: Zoo Vet Delivers Cheetahs by C-Section

“It’s a tough pill to swallow that we lost two,” the 34-year-old veterinarian says. “You always push yourself, you want to do better, you want to do more, and so for me, everyone gives me a pat on the back for the two that survived, but it’s tough for me, too, that two didn’t.”


(You may notice that this article is written by your very own National Journal Tumblr curator)

(Source: nationaljournal.com)

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Remnants of this month’s birthday celebrations in the newsroom.

Remnants of this month’s birthday celebrations in the newsroom.

Thursday, May 17, 2012
Celebrating 43 years in the National Journal mailroom. We’ll miss Walter’s friendly smile when he retires on Friday.

Celebrating 43 years in the National Journal mailroom. We’ll miss Walter’s friendly smile when he retires on Friday.

Friday, May 4, 2012
Ryan Gosling is gracing this week’s National Journal & I couldn’t be any happier about it. Tumblr is also discussed in the article so this page really combines two of my favorite things. -BdM

Ryan Gosling is gracing this week’s National Journal & I couldn’t be any happier about it. Tumblr is also discussed in the article so this page really combines two of my favorite things. -BdM

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Friday, April 20, 2012 Thursday, April 19, 2012

Let’s get sanctimonious, er, honest. We have lots of problems nowadays. Millions of people are unemployed. People are still losing their homes. Healthcare costs are rising too fast. College is too expensive for too many students. For the lucky ones in school, a terrible jobs market and too much student debt awaits them after graduation. Then there’s our deteriorating infrastructure. Our Byzantine tax code. Global warming. Afghanistan. I could go on. It’s depressing.

But not as depressing as the public spectacle of top campaign officials trying to “win” ridiculous spats more worthy of middle school. (I’m sorry, that’s an insult to middle schoolers). This is just life inside the Beltway bubble. It’s all poppycock, all the time. But here’s the thing: nobody cares. Nobody but political operatives, that is. Everybody else has actual problems to worry about. They aren’t interested in who ate what 40 years ago.

Matt O’Brien, of The Atlantic, is tired of silly presidential campaign issues and would like to discuss America’s real problems. Read it here.

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