Timothy Noah

Timothy Noah is labor policy editor at Politico and author of “The Great Divergence: America’s Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do About It.” He is a former senior editor at the New Republic, where he wrote the “TRB” column, and for ten years before that he wrote Slate’s “Chatterbox” column. While at Slate, he was a 2010 National Magazine Award finalist for his coverage of the health care reform bill, and a winner of the 2011 Sidney Hillman Prize for his ten-part series about income inequality in the United States. Previously, he was an assistant managing editor at U.S. News & World Report and a reporter in the Washington bureau of the Wall Street Journal. Noah was an editor at the Washington Monthly from 1983 to 1985.


Honoring the Brilliant Caricaturist, Vint Lawrence

Vint Lawrence, a brilliant caricaturist for the Washington Monthly, the New Republic, and the Washington Post, died April 9th at the age of 76 of complications from acute myeloid leukemia. At a dinner at the Dupont Circle restaurant Otello in the late 1980s I once heard Christopher Hitchens introduce Vint as “the cartoonist in this… Read more »

The Monthly Interview: Ralph Nader

In his new book, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State, the consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader argues that on many issues, from undeclared wars to unprosecuted Wall Street crimes, liberal and conservative citizens increasingly agree with each other, and that, by working together, they can take back Washington…. Read more »

The Ethics of Dog Crap Disposal

The mayor of San Marino, Calif., resigned June 17 after he got caught picking up a bag of dog feces lying near a public sidewalk and tossing it onto his neighbor’s property. The neighbor, Philip Lao, had posted two “No Poop Zone” signs that the mayor, Dennis Kneier, may have viewed as a provocation. Kneier… Read more »

Stay Put, Young Man

Americans used to be exceptional for how often they moved. But that once-powerful source of both efficiency and upward mobility is now in steep decline.