Zaid Jilani

Communications and Outreach Coordinator

Zaid Jilani is the former communications and outreach coordinator for United Republic and the former senior reporter-blogger for ThinkProgress. His work has also appeared in outlets including Salon and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

ALL POSTS BY Zaid Jilani

  • November 21, 2013

    As more government work is outsourced to private consultants, more public policy school grads — trained for government service — are working for corporations instead. Continue reading

  • September 20, 2013

    Many of the politicians who rail against SNAP in Congress bring home huge sums of federal assistance to their supporters. Continue reading

  • September 12, 2013

    Dovish Republicans like Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) are turning away from the neoconservative wing of the party, and they’re gaining support. Continue reading

  • September 2, 2013

    Unions fought to win all sorts of benefits for Americans, ranging from widespread employer-sponsored health care to reduced workdays. But this Labor Day, many of these hard-fought benefits are under attack. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2013

    Despite a promise to reconsider our “perpetual war,” President Obama has escalated the U.S. drone campaign in Yemen — and it’s not winning many hearts and minds on the ground there. Continue reading

  • August 2, 2013 | Blog

    Zaid Jilani takes a look at the Wall Street ties of two economists on President Obama’s shortlist of replacements for Ben Bernanke at the Federal Reserve. Continue reading