About

Marcy Wheeler grew up bi-coastally, starting with every town in New York with an IBM. Then she moved to Poway, California, home of several participants in the Duke Cunningham scandal. Since then, she has lived in Western Massachusetts, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Ann Arbor, and — currently — Western Michigan.

She got a BA from Amherst College, where she spent much of her time on the rugby pitch. A PhD program in Comparative Literature brought her to Michigan; she got the PhD but decided academics was not her thing. Her research, though, was on a cool journalistic form called the “feuilleton” — a kind of conversational essay that was important to the expansion of modern newspapers in much of the rest of the world. It was pretty good preparation to become a blogger, if a PhD can ever be considered training for blogging.

After leaving academics, Marcy consulted for the auto industry, much of it in Asia. But her contract moved to Asia, along with most of Michigan’s jobs, so she did what anyone else would do. Write a book, and keep blogging. (Oh, and I hear Amazon still has the book for sale.)

Marcy has been blogging full time since 2007. She’s known for her live-blogging of the Scooter Libby trial, her discovery of the number of times Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was waterboarded, and generally for her weedy analysis of document dumps.

Marcy met her husband Mr. emptywheel playing Ultimate Frisbee, though she retired from the sport some years ago. Marcy, Mr. EW and their dog — McCaffrey the MilleniaLab — live in Grand Rapids, MI.

Click here for a boring stuffy version of her biography.

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bmaz This is just insane, Katherine Forrest is out of her mind. https://t.co/7tG8PKWfXm
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bmaz @CabouJ No, seriously, thank you for this work. Forfeiture cases drove me so nuts I quit doing them. Am glad for the progress.
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bmaz RT @jeremyscahill: We just published a major exposé: "Death and Neglect at the Rikers Island Women’s Jail:" http://t.co/CD5S52PDRx
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bmaz @JHWeissmann The world is our jurisdiction! But someday, another country will pull the same gambit on us. And all hell will break loose.
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emptywheel Wouldn't even take the mockery of Jesus. Just the bodies and weapons would be enough. https://t.co/oirSwoBH2T
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emptywheel RT @JerryMander: @emptywheel its not a fantasy, its satire about gender stereotypes in the 70's
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JimWhiteGNV RT @GatorZoneScott: Great catch by #Gators OF Buddy Reed earlier…great shot by @RobFoldyPhoto#Gators up 11-0, T7th http://t.co/BJfkBEyoMH
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bmaz @JHWeissmann Ort Miami where the actual soccer people are office? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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bmaz @JHWeissmann Here seems to be the core (including honest services) http://t.co/WRZo7xLApp
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emptywheel Man, whoever leaked rape-fantasy essay from Sanders on weekend everyone dug into Hastert's wrestling molestation news timed things badly.
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bmaz @JHWeissmann This by @ScottGreenfield doesn't really answer your questions either, but is great summary of my issues http://t.co/HM4lhlOG1F
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bmaz @JHWeissmann Yeah, thats pretty much what I was whining about the morning the indictment was announced. Also, EDNY seems very weak for venue
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