Chuck M. is a veteran Washington, DC journalist specializing in government, politics, energy, environment, national security and homeland security issues. He the co-author of two editions of the acclaimed "Almanac of American Politics" reference book and has written three books dealing with political language, climate change and nuclear waste. He also has been a contributing author to several textbooks on government. His byline has appeared in such publications as the Christian Science Monitor, National Geographic.com and Washington Post. He has done research, writing and editing work for several Washington think tanks.