I graduated high school, traveled overseas without a rifle in my hand and work in politics. In the working class neighborhoods around Detroit where I grew up there are plenty of people who haven’t done any of those things, and I try to keep in mind the perspectives of them and others who aren’t like the typical denizens of Blogostan as I try to understand & explain politics happening within the US and beyond our borders. In Michigan I worked in organized labor, as a policy analyst in the legislature, and managed campaigns from state representative up to statewide office. Despite my love for Detroit, in 2005 I moved to Washington DC to do national politics. I’ve managed two winning campaigns against incumbent Republican Congressmen in New England, served as a chief of staff on Capitol Hill and managed races in Minnesota, Kansas and Louisiana. I’ve also been blogging about politics at various places since 2003. I’m now settling in to a new life in Chicago, where I look forward to seeing the Tigers play the Sox, complaining that Chicago-style pizza is overrated and searching for the city’s best Italian beef sandwich.

Dana Houle


3 Responses to About

  1. beulahmo says:

    Would you be willing to send me a DM on Twitter with an email address? Your G G story set me thinking, and I am wondering if it would be possible to put together a collaborative effort to expand on the stuff you and Joy Reid have revealed. I’d like to send you a copy of something I emailed to ABL and see what you think.

  2. downriverdem says:

    Too bad, you don’t settle into Michigan.

  3. I Love OCD says:

    So cool to find your site – I am a fan. I’ve been roaming the internets in search of wisdom and other liberals who understand that change is a 4 letter word for most of us, so it never comes easily or efficiently. I’m keeping you in my favorites. Good luck with your site and your new ventures.

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