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MATT WELCH

A Matt Welch Sampler

For the morbidly curious and/or those who aren't familiar with my work, these are my 20 or so favorite pieces of writing available online, more or less. Listed in reverse-chronological order.


The Second Romanian Revolution Will Be Televised
The TV Show Dallas Helped Overthrow Ceausescu. Now Gangsta Rap and Pop Culture Are Driving out Corrupt Post-Soviet Thugs
Reason - October 2005

Watching Dave Hansen
Living Vicariously Through the Career of a Pinch-Hitter
Baseball Analysts - May 5, 2005

Locker-Room Liberty
Athletes Who Helped Shape Our Times and the Economic Freedom That Enabled Them
Reason - May 2005

Fly the Frugal Skies
How Low-cost Airlines Have Transformed Europe -- and What it Means for America
Reason - January 2005

Temporary Doves
Why Are the Architects of Kosovo So Down on Gulf War II?
Reason - May 2004

Injustice by Default
How the Effort to Catch 'Deadbeat Dads' Ruins Innocent Men's Lives
Reason - February 2004

Blogworld
The New Amateur Journalists Weigh in
Columbia Journalism Review - September/October 2003

Velvet President
Why Vaclav Havel Is Our Era's George Orwell and More
Reason - May 2003

Is 'Bandar Bush' Above the Law?
Saudi Ambassador and Wife Should Be Deported for National Security
National Post - April 19, 2003

Woe is Media
It's Time to Save Journalism From its Saviors
Reason - December, 2002

Shilling for the House of Saud
Former U.S. Ambassadors Have Become Saudi Arabia's Apologists
National Post - August 24, 2002

Speaking Lies to Power
Ralph Nader Fudges the Truth Just Like a Real Politician
Reason - May 2002

The Cuban Senators
Julio Becquer and the Last-Place Cuban-Flavored Teams of 1950s D.C.
ESPN.com - March 11, 2002

The Politics of Dead Children
Have Sanctions Against Iraq Really Murdered Millions?
Reason - March 2002

Media Criticism Gone Horribly Wrong
What the Condit-Inspired Navel-Gazing Says About American Journalism
Online Journalism Review - August 9, 2001

No Mo, Thank Heavens
Why the Angels Will Be Better Without Mo Vaughn -- and Why Statistics Underestimate the Defensive Value of First Basemen
Sportsjones - April 12, 2001

New Jersey's Teen Matt Drudge
Sergio Bichao's Underground Web Newspaper has his High School Reeling
Online Journalism Review - March 12, 2001

Rodney King and the L.A. Times, 10 Years On
Anniversary Illustrates What Happens to Communities Without Newspapers
NewsForChange - March 10, 2001

The Two-Hour Reich
An Election Morning White House Stroll Begins With Ugly Young Republicans and Ends With a Mugging. And That Was Before the Pat Buchanan Encounter
NewsForChange - November 20, 2000

Missouri's Broken Dreams
Against a Tragic Backdrop of a Governor's Death, Nader is Barred from Getting Near the Final Presidential Debate
NewsForChange - October 18, 2000

The Nightmare Scenario
If Gore Wins California But Loses Nation, Watch out for Gray Davis
NewsForChange - August 24, 2000

The Ritually Insincere vs. the Incoherent
At the End, I'll Take Confused Protesters Over Professional Democrats
NewsForChange - August 18, 2000

The Democrats' Appalling Chairman
Meet Joe Andrew, a Corrupt Dot-Com Weenie With a Mind of Cheese
NewsForChange - August 14, 2000

My Time in the DEN of Iniquity
Report on 6 Weird Weeks Spent at the Infamously Mismanaged
Digital Entertainment Network
Online Journalism Review - May 25, 2000

The Perils of Nostalgia
New Book on Cuban Baseball Doesn't Let Facts
Stand in the Way of a Good Ideological Rant
Sportsjones - April 11, 2000

Pop or Kaboom?
What Will Happen to L.A. When the Markets Finally Crash?
Zone News - April 1, 2000

Brill's Conflictville Disclosure: Whoops!
'Media Watchdog' Lies, Spits out Own Medicine in First Issue After 'Contentville' Announcement
Online Journalism Review - March 9, 2000

The Stealth Revolutionary
Why the Record Industry Should Be Terrified of
Marc Geiger and ARTISTDirect
Zone News - October 1, 1999

Live, From the Fishbowl!
Bay Area Journalists Gaze Deep into Navels and Discover Fuzz
Online Journalism Review - September 28, 1999

Cookie Monster of Putnam Pit
Why One Beverly Hills Journalist Is Fighting an Entire Tennessee Town ... And Defining Internet Sunshine Laws Along the Way
Salon - October 15, 1998

Belgrade's Student Protesters
A Street-Level Account of Milosevic's Biggest Challenge Yet
Written for Pozor Magazine - January 15, 1997


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NewsForChange - November 20, 2000

Missouri's Broken Dreams
Against a Tragic Backdrop of a Governor's Death, Nader is Barred from Getting Near the Final Presidential Debate
NewsForChange - October 18, 2000

The Nightmare Scenario
If Gore Wins California But Loses Nation, Watch out for Gray Davis
NewsForChange - August 24, 2000

The Ritually Insincere vs. the Incoherent
At the End, I'll Take Confused Protesters Over Professional Democrats
NewsForChange - August 18, 2000

The Democrats' Appalling Chairman
Meet Joe Andrew, a Corrupt Dot-Com Weenie With a Mind of Cheese
NewsForChange - August 14, 2000

My Time in the DEN of Iniquity
Report on 6 Weird Weeks Spent at the Infamously Mismanaged
Digital Entertainment Network
Online Journalism Review - May 25, 2000

The Perils of Nostalgia
New Book on Cuban Baseball Doesn't Let Facts
Stand in the Way of a Good Ideological Rant
Sportsjones - April 11, 2000

Pop or Kaboom?
What Will Happen to L.A. When the Markets Finally Crash?
Zone News - April 1, 2000

Brill's Conflictville Disclosure: Whoops!
'Media Watchdog' Lies, Spits out Own Medicine in First Issue After 'Contentville' Announcement
Online Journalism Review - March 9, 2000

The Stealth Revolutionary
Why the Record Industry Should Be Terrified of
Marc Geiger and ARTISTDirect
Zone News - October 1, 1999

Live, From the Fishbowl!
Bay Area Journalists Gaze Deep into Navels and Discover Fuzz
Online Journalism Review - September 28, 1999

Cookie Monster of Putnam Pit
Why One Beverly Hills Journalist Is Fighting an Entire Tennessee Town ... And Defining Internet Sunshine Laws Along the Way
Salon - October 15, 1998

Belgrade's Student Protesters
A Street-Level Account of Milosevic's Biggest Challenge Yet
Written for Pozor Magazine - January 15, 1997


Comments, questions, bad links? Send e-mail to Matt Welch.

© 1986-2006; All rights reserved.