Paul runs the Public Good website and is active in local politics. His analysis of the WTO riots in Seattle was published by the Rand Corporation, the semi-official research firm for the Department of Defense. The Washington Monthly praised his analysis as the best that was written.
I asked Paul for a brief description or bio of himself, and he provided the following:
Paul de Armond is a long-time analyst of local elections, as well as a political researcher specializing in conflict, society and political violence. Denounced as a radical by conservatives and a thorn in the side to liberals, he has abandoned ideology as a perversion of wisdom. As a research analyst, he delights in discovering he's wrong because that provides the opportunity to gain a more accurate view of the world. His views are his own and nearly as irritating to himself as to others.