Jen Doak is the outreach and production coordinator for the Institute. She is in charge of web production, content proofing, and new media promotion. She also manages the IPS Twitter account, @ipsdc_dotorg, and the IPS and FPIF Facebook fan pages.

After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut (go Huskies!) in 2006, she moved down to DC to complete an M.A. in Communication, Culture, and Technology at Georgetown University. Her studies were focused in the interaction between politics and new media, culminating in a thesis entitled “Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth, and Environmental Discourse in the Public Sphere.”


Pew Shows Younger People More Accepting of ‘Ground Zero Mosque’

A Pew study shows yet another example of how young people are trending more liberal. Now if they could just get their facts straight.

Dave Zirin on ‘Bad Sports’

Even a diehard pro sports fan can appreciate the problems of the current team ownership system.

Wikileaks’ Afghan War Diary

Reactions to the documents have been mixed, but it’s clear that they provide an important, revealing account of the cover-ups, corruption, and needless deaths that mark this aimless war.

From the Frontlines: July 14, 2010

Stiglitz on the stimulus, six months after the earthquake, and what we could do with a trillion dollars.

From the Frontlines: July 6, 2010

Tribal life in Louisiana, what we won in the financial reform bill, and the make-believe economics of David Brooks.

From the Frontlines: June 28, 2010

The power of street heat, a turning point for Israel and Palestine, and a new Gulf economy.

From the Frontlines: June 21, 2010

The wrong class war, Earth’s ocean problem, and action against the BP oil spill.

New Thinking on Cutting the Deficit

We could cut $1 trillion over the next decade in the defense budget, without compromising national security. It’s time to trim the fat on this sacred cow.

Immigrants Head to the Hill

A firsthand account of an immigration hearing, and the devastating effects punitive immigration laws have had on women and children.

From the Frontlines: June 8, 2010

Monsanto protests, liability caps for oil spillers, and Langston Hughes as role model.

Aftermath of the Israeli Flotilla Attack

Updates, actions, and an audio documentary.

Israeli Attack on Palestinian Flotilla

An attack by the Israeli military on a flotilla carrying food and supplies for Palestinians results in 16 deaths.

From the Frontlines: May 28th, 2010

Marching against hate, standing up to gold mines, and a bailout for BP.

Nicholas Kristof: Moonshine or the Kids?

Voice your opinion on the NYT columnist’s latest article.

From the Frontlines: May 24th, 2010

Score for transparency, war makes you poor, and other things that happened while you were obsessing over the LOST finale.

From the Frontlines: May 21st, 2010

Your wrapup before the weekend.

From the Frontlines: May 20th, 2010

Afghanistan, financial reform, and the nation’s first carbon tax.

From the Frontlines: May 19th, 2010

What the primaries mean, Monsanto’s antics, and young people on immigration.

From the Frontlines: May 18th, 2010

Afghanistan, the racial wealth gap, and a student sit-in.