Terry MIchael

Founder of the Washington Center for Politics & Journalism, Terry Michael is a former newspaper reporter and political press secretary. He directs (since 1989) the Center's Politics & Journalism Semester, teaching college journalists about politics. A former press secretary for the Democratic National Committee (1983-87), he is a self-described "libertarian Democrat." His essays on politics, journalism, political economics, politicized science, and individual liberty can be found at his web site, www.terrymichael.net. A native of Illinois, he has lived on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, since 1975.

Recent Articles By The Author

Rick Perry -- a Godsend to Mormon Mitt?

Romney, in contrast to the Bible-thumping Perry, is more appealing to secular voters.

The End of the American Century

It's time to practice Jeffersonian libertarianism at home and abroad.

Money Won't Turn Political Garbage to Gold

President Obama and Democratic Party election candidates don't seem to realize that money follows the message -- not the other way around.

Obama's Stupid Politics: Today's Outrage

The president's tarring-and-feathering of the Chamber of Commerce will lead nowhere.

Note to Democrats: It's the War, Stupid!

Terry Michael opines that Democrats need to realize that the only way to avoid defeat is to appeal to their base with an anti-war message.