Will Bunch

Author, 'The Bern Identity'

Will Bunch is a veteran political journalist and author of three books -- most recently The Backlash: Right-Wing Radicals, High-Def Hucksters and Paranoid Politics in the Age of Obama -- an in-depth look at the rise of the New Right, including the Tea Party, Glenn Beck, the Oath Keepers, and radical extremists in Congress. Will is also author of 2009's Tear Down This Myth: How the Reagan Legacy Has Distorted Our Politics and Haunts Our Future as well as 1994's Jukebox America and two Amazon Kindle Singles, October 1, 2011: The Battle of the Brooklyn Bridge, about Occupy Wall Street, and Give It To Steve! about the 1948 NFL champion Philadelphia Eagles. He is senior writer for the Philadelphia Daily News and author of its popular blog, Attytood.

He has won numerous journalism awards, including a share of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for spot news reporting when he worked for New York Newsday. His articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, American Prospect, American Journalism Review and elsewhere.