Brian Merchant

Brian Merchant is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, NY. He covers politics for and is an editor at the Utopianist.

Green Room
June 25 2011 7:11 AMHow To Spark a Right-Wing FrenzyMy one-minute YouTube clip of Al Gore was a conservative-media sensation. Here's why I took it down.
Green Room
May 12 2011 10:08 AMDo Climate Skeptics Change Their Minds?Yes. But not often.
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Jan. 30 2015 11:44 AM What Happened at Slate This Week? Social media guru Lindsey Underwood highlights the most popular stories of the week, from the Patriots to Tom Petty.