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Matt Vasilogambros is a staff correspondent for National Journal, covering economic empowerment in a demographically changing country. He has covered Washington politics, foreign affairs, and the 2012 presidential election and other national races for the National Journal and The Hotline. He was also a contributing writer for the Almanac of American Politics. Before joining the magazine, Matt wrote for Politics Daily, The Iowa Independent and The Huffington Post, covering politics and higher education. Matt is a graduate of Drake University, where he served as an award-winning editor of the student newspaper. He is a native of Arlington Heights, Ill., and currently lives in Washington, D.C.

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Meet the Few African-American Owners in D.C.'s Bar Boom

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Why Most New Lawmakers Won't Create Great Web Pages

Why most incoming lawmakers won't create great Web pages.

James Foley's Parents Want to Change America's Position on Negotiating With Terrorists

Diane and John Foley are launching a new effort to start a conversation on the U.S. policy that they say led to their son's execution by the Islamic State group.

How to Quit the Cabinet

(And how not to.)

Do the Most Hipster Thing Possible—Move to Des Moines

Ditch Brooklyn, millennials. The real place to be is Des Moines, a city with a blossoming culture scene, thriving start-ups, and urban beauty.

The People Who Can't Take Advantage of the Des Moines Housing Boom

The downtown area is full of low-rent apartments. But the trendy neighborhood isn't where those who could most use affordable housing need to live.

Why Des Moines Can Be a Model for Urban Schools

A majority of students are minorities. Poverty rates are going up. Refugees speak 100 different languages and dialects. And despite all this, the school district is seeing gains.

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Meet the Few African-American Owners in D.C.'s Bar Boom

Still behind in the gentrification game in Washington, H Street Northeast is a good place for African-Americans to open bars.

James Foley's Parents Want to Change America's Position on Negotiating With Terrorists

Diane and John Foley are launching a new effort to start a conversation on the U.S. policy that they say led to their son's execution by the Islamic State group.

Do the Most Hipster Thing Possible—Move to Des Moines

Ditch Brooklyn, millennials. The real place to be is Des Moines, a city with a blossoming culture scene, thriving start-ups, and urban beauty.

The People Who Can't Take Advantage of the Des Moines Housing Boom

The downtown area is full of low-rent apartments. But the trendy neighborhood isn't where those who could most use affordable housing need to live.

Why Des Moines Can Be a Model for Urban Schools

A majority of students are minorities. Poverty rates are going up. Refugees speak 100 different languages and dialects. And despite all this, the school district is seeing gains.

How Latinos Are Saving Iowa

Iowa's Latino population has doubled in the last decade and continues to grow. But despite establishing businesses and putting down roots, some still fear deportation.

The Mayor of Des Moines Wants You to Know His City Is More Interesting Than You Think

Frank Cownie has opposed the governor of Iowa on immigration, welcomes refugees, and deals with employment gaps.

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