Some very interesting pieces have appeared on the Washington Monthly site the last day or so. Here are a few, in case you are not in the habit of looking beyond Political Animal:

* At Ten Miles Square, veteran journalist Michael Clifford Longman compares whistleblowers past and present, and examines their continuing importance.

* Also at Ten Miles Square, Andrew Gelman reviews some of the evidence on the deterrant effect of the death penalty–and the likelihood that innocent people will be executed.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer examines the symbiotic relationship of Stanford University and Silicon Valley–and its potential downside.

* And also at College Guide, Luzer responds to Tim Noah’s call for a moratorium on new construction projects on college campuses as a way to slow tuition hikes.


Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.