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AMERICAblog is a journal of news and opinion about US politics, both domestic and foreign, from a progressive point of view. You can follow AMERICAblog on Twitter at @americablog and @americabloggay, and on Facebook at AMERICAblog and AMERICAblogGay.

AMERICAblog was created by John Aravosis, a former writer for the Economist with a joint law degree (JD) and masters in foreign service (MSFS) from Georgetown University, and twenty-five years experience working in national politics in Washington, DC. At AMERICAblog, we don’t just link to the news, we give you an insider’s look at what’s important and why.

AMERICAblog launched on April 24, 2004, and quickly became one of the most influential political blogs in the United States, with monthly traffic exceeding 1.5 million page views and 700,00 unique readers (Google Analytics).  The AMERICAblog family of sites now includes AMERICAblog Gay (2009) and AMERICAblog Elections (2011), and has been recognized as a “top website” by PC Magazine, a top ten liberal political blog by Personal Democracy Forum, and PeekScore recognized John Aravosis as one of the “top ten liberal bloggers.”

In addition to expert analysis of the day’s news, AMERICAblog has broken a number of high-profile stories, including:

BP photoshops fake photo of oil spill crisis command center to make it look busy.
AMERICAblog just bought General Wesley Clark’s cell phone records for $89.95. (AMERICAblog’s reporting was responsible for “pretexting” finally being outlawed in this country.)
Conservative White House reporter Jeff Gannon exposed.


jga-bio-photoJohn Aravosis is a writer and political consultant, specializing in using the Internet for politics. He is the editor of AMERICAblog, AMERICAblog Gay, and AMERICAblog Elections.

John has a degree in rhetoric from the University of Illinois (Champaign/Urbana), a diploma from the University of Paris (Sorbonne), and a joint law degree and masters in foreign service from Georgetown University, where he studied under Madeleine Albright.

John’s writing experience includes working as a stringer for both the Economist and RADAR, serving as the US Politics editor at About.com, and having been published in the New Republic and New York Daily News, among others. Washingtonian magazine’s annual “50 Best Journalists” issue named John one of “journalism’s rising stars, those likely to have a major impact in coming years.” John has also been honored as one of the “Out 100,” and by the Advocate as one of the fifty “most powerful gay men and women in America.”

Profile of John in Paris-daily Le Parisien.

Profile of John in Paris-daily Le Parisien.

John’s policy experience includes working as a legislative attorney in the United States Senate (specializing on arms control, foreign policy and commerce issues), a consultant at the World Bank, and a children’s right’s advocate at the Children’s Defense Fund. In 1997, John launched his own political Internet consulting firm, with clients ranging from governments (US Department of State, HHS, CDC, the city of Barcelona, the Social Democratic Party of Sweden) to non-profits (ACLU, Planned Parenthood, NEA, AFSCME). John then went on to become the head of Web social media strategy at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

jga-cnnJohn has also been a frequent TV pundit, and has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, Hardball with Chris Matthews, ABC News, Nightline, CNN’s Reliable Sources, MSNBC and more. John has also been regularly quoted in American and foreign media.  John speaks five languages (has worked and done interviews in French, Spanish and Italian), and has visited or worked in 29 countries, including conducting lectures and training about the Internet and politics in France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Greece, Morocco, Indonesia and Cote d’Ivoire.

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