Columnist: Jacob Weisberg

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Jacob Weisberg is editor of, where he writes a weekly column about politics and currrent affairs, The Big Idea.

He was previously Slate’s chief political correspondent. Before joining Slate in 1996, he wrote about politics for magazines including the New Republic, Newsweek, and New York magazine. He has also written for Vanity Fair and the New York Times Magazine.

He is the co-author, with Robert E. Rubin, of In an Uncertain World (2003). He is also the author of the 1996 book In Defense of Government and the Bushisms series, including the most recent Bushisms V: New Ways to Harm Our Country.

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