Joshua Nathaniel Sager
Born: May 3, 1989
University of Massachusetts, Boston, McCormack Graduate School of Policy/Global Studies
- M.A., Public Administration, spring 2016, GPA: 3.97
- Represented UMass Boston at the 2016 Mass. ASPA Best Capstone Competition
- Inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha Honors Society due to academic achievement
- Capstone: Assessing Boston’s Plans to Mitigate Coastal Flooding Damage Caused by Climate Change – Link
Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences
- B.A., Political Science, minor in Earth Sciences, June 2011
- Creative problem solver with strong analytic and lateral thinking skills
- Strong research skills—can quickly marshal deep, broad, objective evidence
- Clear, and persuasive writer
- Able to rapidly pick up new skills
- Comfortable speaking in front of large groups, on film, and without notes.
- Organized, focused, pragmatic, and results-oriented
- Commitment, drive, and perseverance
- Knowledge of a wide range of political and policy issues
- Able to organize and coordinate groups to achieve goals efficiently
Center for Advancing Health Policy and Practice, BU SPH – December 2016 to February 2017
Temporary Worker, Hired to assist in the drafting of a complex grant application to HRSA. The grant is to create a collaborative innovation and improvement network (CoIIN) for stakeholders in the care for children with medical complexity (CMC).
- Conducting research on CMC, CoIIN theory, and the current care landscape
- Writing sections of the grant application and preparing graphics
- Assisting in the review of final products
Community Catalyst – March 2015 to April 2016 (paid intern and part-time employee)
1 Federal St. 5th floor, Boston, MA, 02110
- Research/write policy briefs summarizing policy choices and evidence on health market consolidation, demographic disparities in care access and outcomes, and other issues
- Summarizing and comparing state Medicaid waivers and innovations programs
- Compiling data on state politicians’ electoral strengths, policy platforms and rhetoric
- Sample Work Product: “Health Market Consolidation” policy brief – Link
Massachusetts General Court’s Joint Committee on Public Health – January to May 2014
Massachusetts State House Legislative Intern
- Researched media coverage of issues before the committee
- Reported on results of numerous state government meetings on health policy
Political Blogging and Analysis: TheProgressiveCynic.com – 2013 to present
I write about a variety of subjects, primarily focusing on campaign finance reform, public policy, and the preservation of civil rights.
- Sample 1: Is the USA a Center-Right Country? An Issue by Issue Breakdown
- Sample 2: The Progressive Case for Free Speech and Opposing “Social Justice” Censorship
- Sample 3: The COP21 Conference: Putting the Threat of Climate Change into Perspective
My work has also been published by other news sites—here are two examples:
- Chicago Sun Times: Plastic Guns will Reveal the Real NRA
- Salon.com: GOP’s 30-year spin job is over: Why we are not a center-right nation
Cambridge Pedicab – 2013 to 2016 (April-November)
- Operations Manager and Driver
The LEAH Collective (link to profile) – June 2012 to 2014
- Contracted Writer/Researcher on pesticide use and genetic modification of organisms, industry lobbying, and political contributions
The Boston Occupier: Free Press – October 2011 to December 2013
- Founding Organizer, Staff Writer and Editor
- Helped set organizational policy and make editorial decisions
- Wrote original articles and edited submissions for print and online publication
- Sample: Issue 4, January 2012
Joshua, u missed everything. Did you view the video in stop motion, the one of msnbc… ? Well, you may review this page to get some more insight on why #7 was demolitioned. But what is more important, is that you understand what happened to the true Catholic Church. And why, these men, are so full of it. Lies lies and more lies. Here is a link to my timeline of the best video that has been shown on the concept of stop motion to see what was really there in the picture, that no one could see with the naked eye. Review truecarpentry posts. http://truecarpentry.proboards.com/board/9/wtc-7 Note; no debri upon entry of the plane into the building. Either one of them. So, it could not of been a plane… A GW Bush frame of laser weapon with inbedded halograms, and yes, they can do this; to you if they want to, and no one can stop them. Hit you with a beam, and no one will ever see it coming. Enter here this link. https://www.facebook.com/seaviews7, or view this link, http://thecameraplanetarchive.magnify.net/video/Over-There-NYT copy the shit out of it, for you will never ever see anything like this ever again, unless, you get onboard the star ship enterprise.. Yes, they have one of those too… So Joshua, did you not get the message from trueCatholic, about witchcraft. I suggest you read the catholic enclyclopedia in regards to just what is a pagan….
Josh, just read your “Refuting Anti-Gay Rights Arguments” and appreciate it.
To take it to another level, I am arguing with a woman who claims that homosexuality is a “biological disorder” because the sexual orientation is not “in alignment” with the reproductive system.
If you have a moment, I’d appreciate knowing how you’d respond to this.
Thanks for reading.
It is actually a biological puzzle as to why homosexuality has appeared in so many populations and persisted for so long despite not leading to procreation. Some research indicates that it may be beneficial, but this is by no means conclusive: http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/scientists-discover-evolutionary-advantage-homosexual-sex
I would answer that she is misusing the term “biological disorder” and point out that she cannot point out a concrete harm caused by using the reproductive system in a way that isn’t “in alignment” with its intent. She needs to learn that simply by labeling a natural variant a disorder (e.g. you could say the same thing about left-handed people) is just a semantic trick that doesn’t actually make an argument. This kind of person thinks they know a great deal more about biology than they think they do, and has memorized a couple of buzz words to make themselves appear more knowledgeable than they are.