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Kevin Drum

Kevin Drum (born October 19, 1958) is an American political blogger and columnist. He was born in Long Beach, California and now lives in Irvine, California. In 1991 he wed the newly named Marian Drum. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Bob Foster Area  - City  65. ... Motto: Innovation. ...




He received a degree in journalism in 1981 from California State University, Long Beach. He attended Caltech for two years prior to transferring to CSULB. Journalism is a discipline of gathering, writing and reporting news, and broadly it includes the process of editing and presenting the news articles. ... California State University, Long Beach (also known as Long Beach State, Cal State Long Beach, CSULB, LBSU or The Beach) is the second largest campus of the California State University system and the third largest university in the state of California in terms of enrollment. ... The California Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Caltech)[1] is a private, coeducational research university located in Pasadena, California, in the United States. ...

While at CSULB he served as city editor of the University's independent student run Daily 49er.

Career background

Currently, he writes daily on the prominent blog Political Animal, published by the Washington Monthly, and has done so since March 2004. He also writes occasional op-eds in newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post. He rose to prominence through the popularity of his (now-defunct) independent liberal blog CalPundit (2003-2004). 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Washington Monthly is a magazine based in Washington DC which covers American politics and government. ... An Op-Ed is a piece of writing expressing an opinion. ... This just IN !!!:paris hiltons new dog. ... ... This article discusses the history and development of various notions of liberalism in the United States. ...

Prior to writing full time about politics he worked as a technical writer, then moved into high-tech marketing. He was with Kofax Image Products for nine years as VP of Marketing and general manager of the software division. He also has worked as a consultant. Kofax Image Products (in operation since 1985) is headquartered in Irvine, CA. In 1999, it was acquired by DICOM Group (DCM.L). ... For the magazine, see Marketing (magazine). ... Software redirects here. ...

Stylistically, his blog is known for offering original statistical or graphical analysis (unusual for the genre), with special attention to oil supply (especially peak oil theory) and related issues. While blogging at CalPundit he is credited with pioneering the trend of "Friday catblogging".[1] Peak Oil Depletion Scenarios Graph which depicts cumulative published depletion studies by ASPO and other depletion analysts to illustrate that though the Hubbert Peak of conventional oil passed in the Spring of 2004, there are several decades of high production ahead. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled Peak oil and Hubbert peak theory, accessible from a disambiguation page. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ...

In an interview with Norman Geras he stated that his intellectual heroes were FDR, Isaac Newton, John Maynard Keynes, Edward R. Murrow and Charles Darwin. He also considers Benjamin Franklin his all-time favorite political hero.[2] Norman Geras is Professor Emeritus of Government at the University of Manchester. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States, the longest-serving holder of the office and the only man to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ... Sir Isaac Newton FRS (4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727) [ OS: 25 December 1642 – 20 March 1727][1] was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, and alchemist. ... Keynes redirects here. ... Edward R. Ed Murrow (April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an American journalist and media figure. ... For other people of the same surname, and places and things named after Charles Darwin, see Darwin. ... Benjamin Franklin (January 17 [O.S. January 6] 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the most well known Founding Fathers of the United States. ...

The Iraq war

As for the 2003 Iraq War, probably the number one topic of political bloggers, he was originally in favor of the American led war but right before the U.S. launched the attack he came out against it. He said, "Before the war started I switched to opposition on practical grounds (i.e., that George Bush's approach was incapable of accomplishing the goals it was meant to accomplish). Since then, I've pretty much come to the conclusion that, in fact, I should have opposed it all along on philosophical grounds: namely that it was a fundamentally flawed concept and had no chance of working even if it had been competently executed."[3][4] For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


  1. ^ Terdiman, Daniel. New York Times, Technology Section, Oct. 28, 2004.
  2. ^ Geras, Norman. Interview with Kevin Drum, August 19, 2005.
  3. ^ Geras, Norman. Ibid.
  4. ^ Foreign Affairs, article, July 11, 2006.

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Kevin Drum (born October 19, 1958) is an American political blogger and columnist from Irvine, California.
Stylistically, his blog is known for offering original statistical or graphical analysis (unusual for the genre), with special attention to oil supply and related issues.
Drum's blog is also credited with pioneering the trend of "Friday cat blogging".
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