Naomi Seligman
Naomi has built her career on transforming start-up advocacy organizations into powerhouses of opinion and social change. She has played a pivotal role in ending the careers of some of the most corrupt members of Congress, exposing front groups and the corporate interests behind them and systematically rooting out misinformation in the media. Naomi launched and directed the communications operations of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and Media Matters for America. Naomi has taken on the most aggressive conservatives of our time. She was a scourge of the gun lobby, exposing deceptive industry tactics through her undercover work at NRA conventions and gun shows; confronted Bill O’Reilly face-to-face; and was instrumental in persuading MSNBC to drop Frank Luntz as a campaign commentator for the 2004 elections. Naomi has been a commentator on national media, including, CNN, NPR, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Roll Call, The Wall Street Journal, and the AP. Naomi is a partner with the Truman National Security Network and has worked extensively on Capitol Hill. She is President of Seligman Consulting in Santa Monica, CA.

Gov. Brown – Defy The Brewers of the World

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We didn’t see much of the immigrant-hating Governor Brewer at the RNC and it seems, with good reason: “Voters generally aren’t thrilled with Jan Brewer’s job performance, ...

Social justice in the classroom? That’s crazy talk

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It’s no secret that American education is in crisis. So you’d think people would welcome any creative way to give our kids a break, as budgets get squeezed, teachers are ...

House Ethics Committee decides to do nothing, as usual

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Surprise, surprise, the House Committee on Ethics announced this week that it would do… nothing. The committee said it would take a pass on allegations that Rep. Vern Buchanan ...

Fracking all the way to the bank

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Governor Andrew Cuomo, you have some company. It turns out that New York is not the only state selling its soul to the natural gas industry this summer. Good ol’ North Carolina is ...

Romney says nothing about immigration, otra vez

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So, Romney just spent a weekend behind closed doors with his billionaire donors doing seminars on policy issues and answering all their questions. But, for the rest of America, he refuses ...
Gov. Cuomo prefers his water aflame

Gov. Cuomo prefers his water aflame

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Chalk it up to my living in the entertainment center of the Universe, but I can’t help feeling that documentaries, in tandem with smart social action campaigns, are one of the few ...

Whitman Buys GOP Operative (or more fun in CA!)

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Was buying GOP strategist Mike Murphy from Steve Poizner, who was running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, simply a good investment or was it actually a campaign expense? ...

Selling hate with a green message (Front Groups: Part Deux)

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Turns out old dogs don’t learn new tricks, they just replay the old ones, in new(ish) ways. As is the case with Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR), an “organization” ...

Pay-for-Play, the (Right-Wing) Non-Profit Way

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In Washington lines are never clear. As we all know, the town constantly moves in the gray. And that continues to be the case with the ongoing controversy over the Joint Strike Fighter ...

A New ‘Candidate’ for CA Governor

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It seems Linda McMahon, who has stepped into the senate race in Connecticut, is not the only semi-high-profile-celebrity-ish candidate running this cycle. Prince Frederic von Anhalt, ...
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