Kevin Townsend

Pittsburgher San Franciscan New Yorker @kevinstownsend


Two Weeks Ago, I Almost Died in the Deadliest Plane Crash Ever

How Two Jetliners Nearly Collided Over the Pacific, Why No One Knows About It, and What It Means for…


Ted Cruz Announced His Presidential Run at the Most Government-Funded Private College in the Country


On Monday, Ted Cruz became the first official candidate of the 2016…


Twitter is a Hall of Mirror Balloons

At the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, there is a large rectangular room filled with balloons. These balloons are all silver, so much so that they…


23 Things I’ve Learned About New York After Three Days of Living Here

I moved to New York from San Francisco three days ago. Though I grew up in Pennsylvania and have visited New…

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Two Weeks Ago, I Almost Died in the Deadliest Plane Crash Ever

How Two Jetliners Nearly Collided Over the Pacific, Why No One Knows About It, and What It Means for…


Busting the Filibuster

Why the Filibuster is Bad, but the Senate is Worse 


Last Wednesday, Joe Biden woke up ready to do something he’d never done before: break a…


The Red Line and the Mogadishu Line

Why Somalia Twenty Years Ago Matters for Syria Today


Now that President Obama has called on Congress to deliberate and…