George Zornick

George grew up in Buffalo, NY and holds a B.A. in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Prior to joining The Nation, George was Senior Reporter/Blogger for ThinkProgress.org. He worked as a researcher for Michael Moore's SiCKO and as an Associate Producer on "The Media Project" on the Independent Film Channel.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 1:51pm
Why Does Obama Want to Extend a War He Doesn’t Believe In?
In the timeless tradition of Washington, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates will soon release a memoir bashing some former colleagues and revisting the major policy debates of his tenure.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 9:05am
Elizabeth Warren Comes Out for Expanding Social Security
Senator Elizabeth Warren added her name to the growing list of legislators who want to expand—not cut—Social Security benefits during a Monday afternoon speech on the Senate floor.
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Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 9:35am
Food Stamp Cuts: A Bipartisan Scandal
Starting Friday, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will see a $5 billion reduction in funding.
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Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 7:05am
Obama's "Insane" New Bargain and Our Perverse Politics
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 6:58am
House GOP Plans Even Deeper Food Stamp Cuts
Lost in the shuffle of last year’s big fiscal cliff deal was the deal that didn’t happen on a new farm bill.
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Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 8:17pm
'Forward on Climate' Rally Sends a Message to Obama: No Keystone
Over 35,000 people descended on the National Mall in Washington on Sunday, huddled together against a stinging cold wind to deliver a message of opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline. Their audience was really just one man, the only one with the power to stop the project: Barack Obama.
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Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 9:21am
The Guide to Going Off the So-Called Cliff
Congress and the White House are scrambling to reach a deal to avert the expiration of the Bush tax rates, the enactment of deep budget cuts, and several other measures scheduled to take effect on January 1—known, of course, as the “fiscal cliff.”
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6:35am
Romney’s Seven Biggest Debate Lies
Perhaps the most famous moment to come out of Tuesday night’s presidential town-hall style debate in Hempstead, New York, was when moderator Candy Crowley fact-checked Mitt Romney on the spot on Libya. (Video here ).
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 4:23pm
The Democratic Platform: The Good and the Bad
Last night, the Democratic Party released the platform that will presumably be approved at tonight’s convention. For the most part, it’s an unsurprising document that reprises many of the political and policy themes pushed by the party over the past several years, and won’t shock anyone who has followed the Obama presidency and the last three years in Congress. But there are still a handful of promising aspirations listed—and a few disheartening planks and omissions as well.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 12:58pm
If the Mandate Fails, Single Payer Awaits
There is much consternation in liberal circles this afternoon, as the arguments before the Supreme Court about health care reform’s crucial individual mandate don’t seem to have gone very well. “A bad day for Obamacare’s supporters,” writes Ezra Klein.
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