Ben White

Ben White is a contributing reporter at the Washington Post and assistant to columnist David Broder. Previously, he was a writer for the Hotline and editor of the Hotline Weekly.

See Everett Oops

Junk science. Two of the sharpest words in the arsenal of the public policy wars. Is your adversary touting a study that shows a product …

Power Play

Several weeks ago in this magazine, Sara Patton of the NW Energy Coalition uncorked an acidic rant against the aluminum industry (and its lackeys in …

Is Young Restless After All?

Last week, we reported on rumblings that Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) might not seek reelection next year, at least in part because committee chair term …

Sierra Club Leaping into Political Ring?

Latest buzz on the streets of San Francisco is the nascent mayoral candidacy of enviro wunderkind Adam Werbach, who at the ripe old age of …

Bird in the Hand Worth Two for Bush?

While you were smoothing on suntan lotion or stoking the barbecue this weekend, Texas state legislators were madly finishing up work before their midnight May …

Senator Browner?

It’s been a busy few weeks for EPA Administrator Carol Browner. During Senate testimony last week she launched an emotional attack on the recent appeals …

The Phantom Menace?

Last week brought an end to the remarkable run of Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, who announced his intention to leave Washington and turn the reins …

Riders on the Storm

No one in her or his right mind thinks the 106th Congress is going to pass a whole lot of actual free-standing legislation. It will …

Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner

California State Senator and environmental booster Byron Sher (D) sent out invitations to a fundraiser recently and listed State Sen. Ray Haynes (R) among his …