Best OC-Based National Affairs Journalist - 2013
Sorry, ex-Tricky-Dick-Nixon-disciple Hugh Hewitt. Irvine's Kevin Drum routinely earns national attention without resorting to half-truths and shameless, partisan propaganda. The Mother Jones columnist is a fine writer with a gift for cutting through political BS to give his readers original, no-nonsense insights (See, Hugh? It can be done!) in current affairs, as well as point them to some of the day's most politically interesting Internet posts. Drum's best at poking holes in Republican talking points aimed at government policies designed to further aid the nation's ultra-wealthy, fat cats.