Other Cool Stuff on the Site

Now that we have a third blog on the WaMo site in addition to Political Animal, we’ll get back into the habit of freestanding posts to draw some attention to what you should be reading here.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo discusses the potential of “solutions” journalism on education–and how its credibility is threatened by special interest funding. Bottom line is that it’s a perilous step that could take us to the focus we need.

* At Ten Miles Square, John Stoehr marvels at the unwillingness of Republicans to stop their bleeding on minimum wage proposals.

* At College Guide, Jill Barshay explains an anomaly in California’s research on community college students and online courses: highly motivated students can use online courses to accelerate progress towards graduation, but others suffer from relying on those same courses.

Read and learn. There’s more at washingtonmonthly.com than PA.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.