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Bi-weekly posts about Portland, New York, media, murder, culture - conflict and the fun stuff - and pie, both literal and figurative. Recent reporting trips include covering the war in Ukraine, the fight over abortion rights in Kansas City, the school-board and DA recalls in San Francisco, and the set of Reservation Dogs in Tulsa.

I will be heading back to Israel for more reporting in January 2024.

My work appears in Reason, the NYT, the WSJ, Bari Weiss’s Free Press, Real Clear Investigations and other publications.

Paloma Media, our recording studio in Chinatown NYC, puts out the podcasts The Fifth Column (with Kmele Foster, Michael Moynihan and Matt Welch), Ask a Jew (with Chaya Leah Sufrin and Yael Bar Tur), and Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em, which I cohost with Dallas-based journalist Sarah Hepola. Like video? We got you.

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Nancy Rommelmann 

Journalist at Reason, NYT, WSJ, Free Press. Co-host with Sarah Hepola of Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em podcast (smokeempodcast.substack.com). Author of "The the Bridge, a True Story of Motherhood and Murder." Based in NYC. On Twitter @nancyromm