Intern at Reason This Winter/Spring!


Reason is now accepting applications for the winter/spring 2010 Burton C. Gray Memorial Internship. The intern works 10 weeks in our Washington, D.C. office, beginning in January 2010, and receives a $5,000 stipend.

The job includes reporting and writing for Reason and Reason Online, and helping with research, proofreading, and other tasks. Previous interns have gone on to work at such places as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ABC News, and Reason itself.

To apply, send your résumé, up to five writing samples (preferably published clips), and a cover letter to:

Gray Internship
1747 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Electronic applications can be sent to, with the subject line: Gray Internship Application.

The deadline for applications is November 13, 2009.

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  1. Hopefully the new intern can help me with a discussion I’m having on DailyKos. The OP said that progressives don’t believe history repeats itself (and I’m really oversimplifying here). I used our occupation of Afghanistan as a counterexample, and have gotten nothing but unsubstantive responses from him/her. Amiright, or amiwrong?

    1. I like your usage of the Afghanistan counterpoint…(vietnam, much?). Basically, if the soviets who dropped a projected 118,000 men into that situation still managed to fail miserably against the Mujahadeen (who we were arming ourselves), what chance in hell is there we can pull it off in realistic terms? I work down here at the Miller Center on the Pres. Recording Project. LBJ = Bush, enough said.

      Oh, and you can tell your rival a little about the sound of history repeating…corrupt chicago democrats, richard daley, obama anyone?

    2. link and I’ll help you

    3. The same people who scream that every war we get into is “another Vietnam” now claim that they don’t think history repeats itself. Progressives are retarded.

  2. Depends, are you John or David?

  3. I heard Quinnipiac University is counseling prospective interns to stay clear of Gillespie.

    1. QU is a good journalism school academically. Shitty in practice, though.

    2. That leather jacket of his is hard to resist.

  4. If I apply as intern, do I get my own blue dress?

    1. As long as you pick up the dry cleaning bills.

  5. Oh boy! Can I intern at Reason with all my R?hmite buddies?

    Six months at your place and I’ll be cheering on Achmadinijad to nuke Israel for sure.

    “There’s no need to fear. Underzog is here!”

    1. Ahmedi-Nejad has not proposed nuking anyone, nor did he propose wiping Israel off the map.

      1. Even Wiki is more accurate than you:

        On October 26, 2005, IRIB News, an English-language subsidiary of the state-controlled Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, filed a story on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s recent speech to the “World Without Zionism” conference in Asia. The story was entitled: Ahmadinejad: Israel must be wiped off the map.[1] The story was picked up by Western news agencies and quickly made headlines around the world. On October 30, The New York Times published a full transcript of the speech in which Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying:

        Our dear Imam (referring to Ayatollah Khomeini) said that the occupying regime must be wiped off the map and this was a very wise statement. We cannot compromise over the issue of Palestine. Is it possible to create a new front in the heart of an old front. This would be a defeat and whoever accepts the legitimacy of this regime has in fact, signed the defeat of the Islamic world. Our dear Imam targeted the heart of the world oppressor in his struggle, meaning the occupying regime. I have no doubt that the new wave that has started in Palestine, and we witness it in the Islamic world too, will eliminate this disgraceful stain from the Islamic world.[2]

        Ahmadinejad also claimed in the speech that the issue with Palestine would be over “the day that all refugees return to their homes [and] a democratic government elected by the people comes to power”,[3] and denounced attempts to normalise relations with Israel, condemning all Muslim leaders who accept the existence of Israel as “acknowledging a surrender and defeat of the Islamic world.”
        The speech also indicated that the Iranian President considered Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip to be a trick, designed to gain acknowledgement from Islamic states. In a rally held two days later, Ahmadinejad declared that his words reflected the views of the Iranian people, adding that Westerners are free to comment, but their reactions are invalid.[4]

        1. The NYT chose a somewhat dishonest translation of what Ahmedi-Nejad said. What he said was:

          in rezhim-e eshghalgar-i Qods bayad as safheh-e ruzgar mahv shavad

          More honestly translated as “this Occupation regime over Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time”, speaking specifically about Israel’s policy in Gaza and Jerusalem, not the regime itself. As your quoted bit alludes to, when Ahmedi-Nejad quoted the Ayatollah they were both referring to having no confidence of any kind in Israel’s claim to pull out of Gaza. This is fairly supported by part of the translation the NYT offered that you quote in which Ahmedi-Nejad is quoted as saying “Our dear Imam targeted the heart of the world oppressor in his struggle, meaning the occupying regime.” That ‘disgraceful stain’ he is referring to is the occupying policy of Israel. It is this policy that so many wish to see wiped from the pages of time. I count myself as one of them, and I’m no anti-semite.

          I notice you don’t quote where Ahmedi-Nejad said Iran is no threat to Israel or to anyone, nor of his stated support for Supreme Jurisprudent Khamenei’s statement that Iran would not commit a first strike on any nation and that, or indeed, of his condemnation of nuclear weapons as an un-islamic weapon and thus impossible to wield and use as an islamist country. You aren’t alone in this omission; basically the entire western media conglomerate ignored those parts of what they said as well. I suppose you can be forgiven for reading such shit as the NYT, but then it is the information age, after all; one would think you could dig a little deeper.

          Nope, you chose instead to go with the NYT piece, which like other western ones ignores all of the above and paints a picture favorable to radical statists throughout the western infrastructure.

        2. Also interesting that the wiki page you linked to mentions all these things I alluded to, and yet you went with the quote most favorable to the western establishment mindset.

          No small surprise why westerners are so distrusted; we believe our own spin.

  6. There’s a place in my heart,as dark as a tomb

    For that poor little boy,lost in the balloon

    1. Wake up and smell the cat food. That kid was found alive in the garage attic.

      Your heart is stupid.

    2. You, my friend, are the winner.

  7. Its an informative post. I really liked it. Keep it up.

  8. Thank you very much. I am wonderring if I can share your article in the bookmarks of society.

    1. I am so happy that you are wondering if you can share the article in your bookmarks of society, whatever the fuck that means.

      1. Someone really needs to recode those bots… they’ve been spouting the same lines for ages.

        1. Please don’t throw me in dat briareus patch!

          1. Well, actually I was yelling at the spambots, but since they were zeroed away, my rant appears to be addressing the wrong comment.

  9. Wow! that was a great post.

  10. Coffee bitch for $100 a day? No thanks.

    1. If you don’t like that fantasy I am sure they can make another for you.

  11. The good are oft interned with their bones.

  12. Bring back Dave Wiegal!

  13. How about someone working on there master in clinical psy? I could use the experience before going on to a PhD program.

    Come on, someone there has to need a shrink…..

  14. Since Reason’s crack staff is apparently away, I’ll point out that it would definitely be something if someone asks Doug Hoffman about this on video for Youtube.

  15. Who the fuck is Doug Hoffman? Shut the fuck up, Lonewacko.

    1. bigbigslacker thinks your wife is hot, I don’t think she was your wife longer than the home video. Who is correct?


        Shut the fuck up, John.

        1. LOL, why do you keep calling me John?

          1. This is tedious.

            1. Agreed. And calling me Japanese is stupid too.

  16. Eat a bag of dicks. You suck!

    1. Sage,
      Is your comment directed at Suki, or at the Reason request for an intern?

      1. It can’t be at me. I am sweet and on topic all of the time.

      2. That was for lonewhacko. Sorry for the confusion.

        1. Is it true that your clit is pierced?

  17. Yes! Yes! Intern so you too can learn the art of becoming an oblivious sociopath who cheer-leads failed economic philosophies churned out by well funded think-tanks.

    Act now!

    1. The internship is for reason, not think progress. It’s okay. I understand how you could get confused.

  18. Markets are Magical,
    what would be the non failed philosophies?

  19. OH wow, no way dude. Interns are likt totally kewl!


  20. Wow. Underzog, Lonewacko, Edward and anonymity guy all on one thread. This is like one of my cartoons, only I don’t show them as being as stupid as they do themselves.

    1. It is Loser Fest 2009!!!

      1. To be held at whomever’s mom’s basement is currently vacant. Here’s my musical suggestion for their party – especially for Underzog and Lonewacko: Shakira’s Ojos Asi. A great song, sung in Spanish, to an Arabian melody.

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