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Hank Kalet
Works at Progressive Populist
Attended Fairleigh Dickinson University
Lived in South Brunswick, NJ
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The House of Representatives is not usually associated with civil disobedience. But Democratic House members have decided that civil disobedience may be the only way to force their chamber to act on the issue of gun violence. Democrats have engaged in a day...
The House of Representatives is not usually associated with civil disobedience. But Democratic House members have decided that civil disobedience may be the only way to force their chamber to act on the issue of gun violence...
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Orlando: A study in complexity and rigid assumptions
The massacre in an Orlando gay club has sparked quite a bit of emotion -- mourning, anger, bewilderment, all of which is appropriate. It's sparked debate -- over terrorism, over homophobia, Islam and Islamaphobia, over war and crime and guns. And it's cause...
The massacre in an Orlando gay club has sparked quite a bit of emotion -- mourning, anger, bewilderment, all of which is appropriate. It's sparked debate -- over terrorism, over homophobia, Islam and Islamaphobia, over war an...
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Grassroots: Wrong Focus (or why local politics is important)
A new Progressive Populist column is available here . Send me an e-mail .
A new Progressive Populist column is available here. Send me an e-mail.
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Draft infographic for a presentation
Below is an infographic I created for a presentation/workshop on hybrid writing forms. It is simple and I am hoping it will do two things: Offer an example of hybrid forms and provide a very basic how-to on Instagram storytelling. Send me an e-mail .
Below is an infographic I created for a presentation/workshop on hybrid writing forms. It is simple and I am hoping it will do two things: Offer an example of hybrid forms and provide a very basic how-to on Instagram storytel...
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Grassroots: Sanders, free tuition, and the misplaced argument
My column at Progressive Populist -- Sanders Right About Free Tuition, but Makes the Wrong Argument . Send me an e-mail .
My column at Progressive Populist -- Sanders Right About Free Tuition, but Makes the Wrong Argument. Send me an e-mail.
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Twitter Essay: The #Obama legacy and the #democraticprimary
The Democratic debate has taken a predictable turn, though it is one not seen in generations. For the first time in my memory on the Democratic side, we have presidential candidates who are not seeking to distance themselves from the incumbent president. Wh...
The Democratic debate has taken a predictable turn, though it is one not seen in generations. For the first time in my memory on the Democratic side, we have presidential candidates who are not seeking to distance themselves ...
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I spent several months researching this piece , talking with immigrants and advocates to get a sense of their concerns. The debate over immigration -- and not only because of Donald Trump -- has been dangerously divisive and divorced from the reality that m...
I spent several months researching this piece, talking with immigrants and advocates to get a sense of their concerns. The debate over immigration -- and not only because of Donald Trump -- has been dangerously divisive and d...
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Unacelike aces abound in 2016
Matt Harvey's very un-Dark Knight-like start has Mets' fans concerned -- but he's not the only elite pitcher struggling so far this year. Of the 117 pitchers who have thrown at least 15 innings this year, 31 have ERAs above 5.00. Of that 31, five are former...
Matt Harvey's very un-Dark Knight-like start has Mets' fans concerned -- but he's not the only elite pitcher struggling so far this year. Of the 117 pitchers who have thrown at least 15 innings this year, 31 have ERAs above 5...
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NJ Spotlight: 'Why Is It So Tough to Track Police Shootings in the Garden State?'
See my latest at NJ Spotlight -- a story on the lack of comprehensive data on police shootings in the state. Send me an e-mail .
See my latest at NJ Spotlight -- a story on the lack of comprehensive data on police shootings in the state. Send me an e-mail.
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Sick leave spreads
I have a new piece up at NJ Spotlight on earned sick leave here , along with two short Instagram essays, one pro: Dean Smith, co-owner of JaZams toy store in Princeton, supports local earned sick time ordinances and has been involved in discussions to have ...
I have a new piece up at NJ Spotlight on earned sick leave here, along with two short Instagram essays, one pro: Dean Smith, co-owner of JaZams toy store in Princeton, supports local earned sick time ordinances and has be...
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Grassroots: Realism Bites
My latest column at the Progressive Populist -- on the limits of pragmatic politics. Send me an e-mail .
My latest column at the Progressive Populist -- on the limits of pragmatic politics. Send me an e-mail.
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What's so super about 'super-delegates'?
Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary in a landslide and he finished in a virtual tie with Hillary Clinton in Iowa and, yet, Clinton still leads in delegate count. What gives? According to Bloomberg News , Clinton has 394 delegates, while Sanders has...
Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary in a landslide and he finished in a virtual tie with Hillary Clinton in Iowa and, yet, Clinton still leads in delegate count. What gives? According to Bloomberg News, Clinton has 3...
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Poet, freelance writer, professor of writing
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  • Progressive Populist
    Columnist, 1997 - present
    I write a twice-monthly column on politics and policy.
  • Rutgers University
    Part-time lecturer, 2013 - present
    I teach news writing for the School of Communications & Information.
  • NJ Spotlight
    Economic Correspondent, 2012 - present
    I am a freelance writer who covers issues of economic need and politics.
  • Middlesex County College
    Adjunct Professor, 2009 - present
    I teach composition and rhetoric.
  • Patch
    Regional Editor, 2010 - 2012
    I launched and oversaw six local websites.
  • Princeton Packet
    Managing Editor, 1990 - 2010
  • The Progressive Magazine
    Correspondent, 1997 - 2013
    Correspondent and occasional op-ed writer.
  • The Princeton Packet
    Editor, 1990 - 2010
    I was a reporter, news editor, managing editor, web editor, editorial writer and columnist and member of the editorial board.
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South Brunswick, NJ - New Brunswick, NJ - Princeton, NJ - State College, Pa. - New York, NY
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Introduction
Poet, journalist, blogger, political columnist, professor of journalism and writing. I live with my wife, Annie, and my dogs in Central Jersey.
Bragging rights
My chapbook, Certainties and Uncertainties, is out from Finishing Line Press.
Education
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Master's in Creative Writing, 2010 - 2013
  • Rutgers University
    Bachelor's in English, 1986 - 1988
  • Middlesex County College
    1985 - 1986
  • Pennsylvania State University
    Liberal Arts, 1980 - 1982
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