Tom Diemer is a former longtime Cleveland Plain Dealer
Washington bureau chief and columnist. He is also an editor and faculty lecturer at the Medill School of Journalism's Washington Program and is the author of two books, the most recent being "Fighting the Unbeatable Foe,'' a biography of Howard Metzenbaum. Prior to joining the Plain Dealer
, Diemer worked for the Associated Press and CBS News. He has written for Rolling Stone
, Campaigns & Elections
, and contributed to several newspaper food sections.