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Isebrand

Created Oct 29, 2013

Isebrand

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.

Interests

Shows The Rachel Maddow Show, All In with Chris Hayes, Up With Steve Kornacki

People Richard Wolffe, Jonathan Capehart, Rachel Maddow

Issues National Security, Voting Rights, LGBT