After 50 years, the Monthly reflects on its greatest and worst hits.
How the Washington Monthly helped push Obamacare over the finish line.
The modern GOP shaped K Street. Trump’s presidency threatens to cause its unraveling.
It all began with a disastrous job interview.
How I learned to recognize when the left had veered off course.
In 2012, I thought the GOP might ditch bigotry. Whoops.
It was one small step to make a big difference for Washington and American democracy.
How I came to chronicle three generations of a single family—from a Manila shantytown to suburban Texas.
In the 1980s, they predicted the end of natural gas. They were wrong. Now, they occupy powerful positions.
Reporters often cover government’s failures. He taught me to also cover government’s successes.
In 2002, it wasn’t as implausible as it sounds today.
My strange contribution to the Monthly’s Political Animal Blog.
Why are think tank panels are still dominated by men?
He wasn’t the ideologically pure conservative Republicans make him out to be.
How Walter Winchell created the media environment that enabled Trump’s rise.
In 2001, I argued they were a regressive force in American life. Despite their opposition to Donald Trump, they still are.
Unfortunately, the generation does not have a political legacy to be proud of.
How a professional football team started a trend that would genuinely harm America.
That time we said they should start courting religious voters—and they listened.
He preys on the lonely and the alienated—and then scams them.
The Washington Monthly’s founding editor comes out of retirement to reprise his legendary column.
They came here legally. Most are college bound. So why is the U.S. kicking them out?
Beijing and Moscow present dangers, but their style of autocratic interference has major weaknesses.
How corporations and their apologists blew up the New Deal order and pillaged the middle class.
With abortion rights on the ropes, feminists can’t give up on the law.
The media’s obsession with a handful of trendy neighborhoods obscures the real story of urban America.
How did the far right get so mainstream?