Washington journalist Linda Killian is the author The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents—a forward-thinking examination of the independent centrist voters who will decide our next national election—as well as The Freshmen: What Happened to the Republican Revolution? which was praised as a “fair, thoughtful, and eminently readable account” of the anti-Democratic 1994 election and the outcome of Republican control in the House of Representatives.
Killian is a columnist for Politico.com and the U.S. News & World Report Online, and has also written for a host of other publications including The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, People Magazine, The New Republic, The Weekly Standard, The American Spectator, The Christian Science Monitor, Redbook, and Washingtonian Magazine. She is a former senior scholar at the non-partisan Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
In 2000, Killian created and launched the Boston University Washington Journalism Center, which provides students with the opportunity to spend time in DC, reporting on Congress and the federal government for the Boston University Washington news Service and other New England news organizations.
From 1993-1995 she served as the senior editor of National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and was previously a reporter for Forbes Magazine, United Press International, and several other major daily newspapers. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and graduated cum laude from Boston University with degrees in journalism and political science.
The Swing Vote
The Untapped Power of Independents
St. Martin's Press
As our country’s politicians engage in bitter partisan battles, focused on protecting their own jobs but not on doing the nation’s business, and political...