BRIAN PHILLIPS MURPHY
In many ways, the reason I went to graduate school to became a historian was because I wanted to think more deeply about some of the issues I encountered early in my career in journalism. I'm broadly interested in the intersection of money and politics, especially how different pubilc and private institutions and public-private partnerships create opportunities for people to sway lawmakers and steer policy. I'm also interested in how political entrepreneurs exploit those openings in our economy of influence and how we have historically defined and punished corruption.
My work brings together my appetite for exhaustive research, document reviews, and straightforward reporting.
Here are some samples of my recent writing. I am currently a Contributing Editor at Talking Points Memo.