Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Friends in the News

A handful of recent highlights from a few of my friends in the worlds of government, media and academia:

My friend Clara Jeffery is one of the editors of Mother Jones magazine. Their most recent issue is dedicated to the war on drugs.

Jeremy Creelan wrote a prescient op-ed in the Daily News about the stalemate in Albany.

To help promote his new book on the nature of genius, David Shenk now has a blog on The Atlantic's website.

Mark Lesko, recently elected town supervisor of Brookhaven, Long Island, is helping to put together a 'heroin summit' in Nassau County.

My wife, Carolyn Vellenga Berman, is organizing a special program on secular judaism at the New School.