Hi! I'm a reporter at Mother Jones in DC, formerly of Newsweek, Talking Points Memo and The American Prospect. I mostly do politics or politics-ish stories. I'm originally from Los Angeles and proudly defend my hometown against its East Coast detractors. I use this blog to share my favorite work.

And since you're already wondering, my name is pronounced with a short "e" -- think Emma with a "p" in front.