Upper West Sider via Iowa and London more
Founding President of the Kossuth Co. (Iowa) Teenage Republicans, 1988. And then something went wrong apparently. I registered as a Democrat and haven't voted for a Republican...ever? My maternal grandpa's refrains of "FDR was a friend of the farmer!" must have seeped through. (Plus, I watched first hand as the nascent Religious Right began to take over the Iowa GOP in '88 and, even as a politically very unsophisticated teen, I was a bit freaked out by it!)
House of Commons Research Assistant to Martin O'Neill, MP in mid-1990's (now Labour peer). Draft Clark movement in 2004; Hillary in 2008. On the board of Community Free Democrats (cfdnyc.org), Web committee chair, whose alum include U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), NY Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, and NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer.
Interested in issues relating to: Science and science education (I give to the National Center for Science Education), national security, US-UK relationship (the "Special Relationship"), the religious right, religious progressives, political communications, and technology.