It’s been almost 3 months since I last updated the list of people I’m following on Twitter. I thought today might be a good time to begin to update that list. In case you missed the earlier posts:
So, without further adieu, here are the people I have followed since my last post.
@joshrogin: Rogin covers national security and foreign policy for Foreign Policy (magazine). He often tweets his column and other things that come up in the news that have to do with national security or foreign policy.
@MHarrisPerry: Melissa Harris-Perry is a professor of political science at Tulane University. She guest hosts for Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell from time-to-time. She’s also writes for The Nation.
@DylanRatigan: Dylan Ratigan is the host of The Dylan Ratigan Show. He also, somewhat famously, went on quite a rant about the political system in the US.
@SeumasMilne: Naomi Klein has high praise for Milne. In her book The Shock Doctrine, she said that Milne turned The Guardian‘s comment section into a “truly global debating forum.”
@Thom_Hartmann: He hosts a progressive radio show that has nearly 3 million listeners a week. Interesting to me, before being a nationally syndicated radio host, he was a psychotherapist.
@RBReich: He served in the Ford Administration and as the Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration. Currently, he’s a professor at Berkeley.
@donnabrazile: In 2000, Donna Brazile became the first African-American woman to lead a presidential campaign (Gore). She’s currently a professor at Georgetown University.
@politifact: Politifact is a project where the staff, “fact-check statements by members of Congress, the White House, lobbyists, and interest groups.” This is very helpful in judging the validity (or truth) of some of the things said by people involved in politics.
@NationalDebt: “The National Debt Clock ran out of digits so start following the debt daily on Twitter. (+) or (-) means up or down from previous day’s debt total.”
@BigBang_CBS: This is the Twitter feed for the popular TV series, The Big Bang Theory. I rather enjoy the characters and so too, does famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
@Mason_SOM: I’m currently (2011-2013) a graduate student at George Mason University in the School of Management (MBA program). This is the twitter feed for Mason’s school of management.
@NickKristof: Nick Kristof is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for the New York Times. He’s known for “bringing to light human rights abuses in Asia and Africa.”
@wolfblitzercnn: Wolf Blitzer is CNN’s lead political anchor and is often seen as the host of CNN’s The Situation Room, which, in its current iteration, airs from 4pm to 6pm weeknights on CNN.
@jeremyscahill: Scahill is the national security correspondent for The Nation. He also wrote Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army.
@David_Gergen: Gergen is a Senior Political Analyst for CNN. He’s also the Director for Public Leadership and a Professor of Public Service at the Harvard Kennedy School.
@Revkin: Revkin writes the Dot Earth blog for the New York Times. “Dot Earth tracks relevant developments from suburbia to Siberia.
@Eugene_Robinson: Robinson is a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for the Washington Post. He’s also an MSNBC analyst and author.
@davidaxelrod: David Axelrod was the chief strategist for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Afterwards, he remained a senior advisor to President Obama.
@TheCharter: “The Charter for Compassion is the result of Karen Armstrong’s 2008 TED Prize wish.” Check out the video of the TEDTalk.
@ladygaga: I’m sure you recognize the name (Lady Gaga). I decided to follow (and subsequently look into her message) when I first clicked onto her twitter profile and found that she was quoting Osho.
@Pres_Bartlet: President Bartlet is the fictional character from the television series: The West Wing. Whomever tweets from this account captures the essence of how President Bartlet would tweet, in my opinion.
@NassimHaramein: Nassim Haramein is one of the smartest people I’ve ever met. I highly recommend checking out his work. You can start with his website, but if you can, I’d get a copy of “Black Whole.”
@TheFix: Chris Cillizza writes for The Washington Post and is a contributor to MSNBC. He often live-tweets the debates or other important political events.
@chrisrock: Chris Rock is one of my favorite comedians, especially when he does bits like this one that speak to the dysfunctional nature of some of the things in this world.
@johnlegend: I was first introduced to John Legend’s music during my undergraduate degree. I can be quite particular about the music I listen to, but for the most part, I like Legend.
@neiltyson: Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the more accessible scientists of today. He has made many appearances on talk shows (including The Daily Show) and even a guest spot on “The Big Bang Theory.”
@BillyCrystal: My first introduction to Billy Crystal was in the movie When Harry Met Sally… A great movie, indeed. Interesting fact: Billy Crystal has hosted the Oscar’s the second most number of times (currently 8, soon to be 9, which is well behind Bob Hope with 18).
@farrellybros: The Farrelly Brothers have made some hilarious movies through the years (written and/or directed). I wonder if The Three Stooges (movie) will prove to be as successful.
@MyInfographics: This twitter account focuses on tweeting infographics, particularly those from their own site, which is a collection of the best infographics from around the web.
@hillharper: Hill Harper is best known for playing a character on CSI, but I initially followed him because of his inclination to empowering tweets.
I’m nearing my self-imposed word limit of (1000 words), so I’ll end this post for now. It’s worth noting that I’ve gone through and “purged” some of the accounts I’ve followed in the past (including some of the accounts in this post) and subsequently, added a slew of new accounts. Look for some of them in Part 6 of this series. And as always, if you have suggestions, leave a comment, send me an email, or tweet me.
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