Friday, May 16, 2008

Collegiate Network Year-long Fellows

On behalf of the Collegiate Network, I'd like to offer my congratulations to the Rover's outgoing managing editors, each of whom will soon begin work as Collegiate Network Year-long Fellows.

Joe Lawler will spend the next year working at The American Spectator. Keep track of his work at

Ben O'Brien will serve on the editorial board of USA Today (

Alumni of the CN's fellowship program include: Jonathan Karl, National Security Correspondent, ABC News; Matthew Continetti, Associate Editor, Weekly Standard; Laura Vanderkam, a member of the board of contributors for USA Today and a contributing editor to Reader's Digest; Duncan Currie, managing editor, The American; and Naomi Schaefer Riley, deputy taste editor, Wall Street Journal.

In 2008, the CN will also send year-long fellows to The Weekly Standard, Roll Call, The Hill, and a couple to-be-announced venues; the CN will send paid summer interns to venues such as The Washington Times, National Review, Washington Examiner, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and more. Application deadline for next year's program will be in December 2008. For more information, contact Joe Lindsley at jlindsley[at]isi[dot]org or visit

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Donnelly pledges to Obama

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly announced Tuesday he is backing Barack Obama for president, saying he believes the Illinois senator can help move the county past the politics of stalemate and gridlock.
As a congressman, Donnelly is a superdelegate and has a vote at the Democratic convention. Donnelly, who had been uncommitted, is seeking re-election this year after winning his first term in Congress in 2006.

His decision, a week after Hillary Rodham Clinton narrowly won the Indiana primary, gives Obama the support of six superdelegates from Indiana, with Sen. Evan Bayh and three others backing Clinton.

"I am looking for a president who can bring this nation together, build bipartisan majorities in Congress, and energize the American people to tackle the tough issues," Donnelly said in a statement. "Senator Clinton is a tenacious fighter for the American people, and particularly for working families, but I believe Barack Obama is the president that we need at this moment in history."

POLITICS BLOG: Clinton's latest superdelegate score

Donnelly was traveling back to Washington on Tuesday and could not be reached immediately for further comment, spokeswoman Samantha Slater said.

Two Indiana superdelegates — Reps. Peter Visclosky and Brad Ellsworth — remain uncommitted.

More than two dozen superdelegates across the country have endorsed Obama in the week since he routed Clinton in North Carolina and narrowly lost Indiana.

He erased her longtime advantage in superdelegates this weekend. Superdelegates are party leaders who attend the convention as delegates by virtue of their positions, and are not selected in primaries and caucuses.
I ran across this while trawling teh internets this morning:

Charges Dropped Against 20th Hijacker

I'm not sure what to make of this. On the one hand, he was going to help bring down America and everything, but on the other hand he hadn't actually done anything. I'm not sure. Gotta run. Discuss in the comments because I'm interested to see what others have to say.