Health courts… The website of the magazine Legal Affairs features a quite entertaining debate between Phillip K. Howard, head of a group called Common Good, and Washington Monthly contributing editor Stephanie Mencimer, over an idea Howard’s group is pushing as the next wave of tort reform: health courts. Stephanie pretty much guts the poor man.

Paul Glastris

Paul Glastris is the editor in chief of the Washington Monthly. A former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, he is writing a book on America’s involvement in the Greek War of Independence.