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Christopher Marchesano

Freelance Writer & Editor

Location icon United States of America

Recovering attorney who spent five sleepless years working as a geopolitical threat analyst before transitioning full-time to freelance journalism, ghostwriting and editing. Based in NYC, always eager to travel.

Contact: [email protected]

Portfolio
Intelligencer Post
12/19/2017
Trump, Nixon and the Ghost of 'Saturday Night Massacre'

As the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller penetrates deeper into the inner circle of President Donald Trump, fresh opposition to the investigation-and conflicting official statements-have once again erupted from the White House.

Intelligencer Post
02/14/2018
Stalling Clean Energy - American Silence in the Green Revolution

"You're all going to be a part of this exciting new future." These words were spoken on-stage last June by President Donald Trump, before a royal blue backdrop brandishing the words "Unleashing American Energy." Hosted by Energy Secretary Rick Perry just weeks after the White House had withdrawn the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, the Washington D.C.

Intelligencer Post
03/02/2018
Dangerous Precedents : Understanding the Janus Lawsuit

On Monday, while his fellow Supreme Court colleagues contentiously sparred along familiar ideological grounds, Justice Neil Gorsuch remained stone silent during an oral argument that will likely have a monumental impact on labor unions in America. The suit brought by Illinois child support specialist Mark Janus revolves around "agency fees."

Left Right Center
03/26/2018
The Jewel in Trump's War Cabinet

Less than a year ago, John Bolton was reduced to penning op-eds complaining about being a persona non grata at the White House - a ban supposedly enforced by Chief of Staff John Kelly. One National Review article that detailed Bolton's multi-step plan for withdrawing from the the Iran nuclear deal, included a preamble that read like a distress flare out at open sea.

Intelligencer Post
01/19/2018
The Future of DACA Is a Matter of Core US Principles, Not Policies

It began with Mexico paying for a border wall. That was the refrain that defined the campaign trail of then-candidate Donald Trump - a core nugget of his nationalist "America First" platform. For many Americans, it didn't matter that the promise was financially impractical, politically impossible, and ideologically pulled from the national defense playbook of a 16th Century empire.

Intelligencer Post
01/10/2018
Dems' Risky Midterm Strategy: Stoke the Fire

If you believe prominent Democrats, the bruising and battering they took in 2017 is already in the distant past. Midterm elections loom in the future, just 10 months away, and optimistic Dems are eyeing an unbelievable uphill battle - flipping both the House and Senate, winning long-red governorships and securing the reins in state legislatures, which will control a 2021 redistricting that will dictate the political landscape for the next decade.

The Hockey Writers
11/28/2017
Devils Surprise, Lead the Way at the Quarter-Season Mark

If optimism existed for the New Jersey Devils, it certainly wasn't meant for this season. Pre-season critics were quick to mention a woeful blue-line unit that still didn't appear shored up-an Andy Green-led group which allowed 244 goals and turned the combination of Cory Schneider and Keith Kinkaid into flat-footed shooting gallery targets.

Left Right Center
03/12/2018
Preserving the American Republic

For the last 10 months, the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller has methodically threaded an alarming tapestry revealing the extent and impact of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. In a maelstrom of partisan criticism, Mueller has already delivered 19 indictments and five guilty pleas.

Left Right Center
04/02/2018
The Eerie and Unknown Impact of Cambridge Analytica's Microtargeting

The press release began by congratulating the new president-elect on his historic victory. Then came the self-congratulatory pat on the back: "Cambridge Analytica was instrumental in identifying supporters, persuading undecided voters, and driving turnout to the polls." Chief Executive Officer Alexander Nix lauded his company's revolutionary approach to data-driven communications.

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