Art Levine

Art Levine is a contributing editor of the Washington Monthly and the author of the recent book Mental Health, Inc: How Corruption, Lax Oversight, and Failed Reforms Endanger Our Most Vulnerable Citizens.

Dick Cheney’s Dangerous Son-in-Law

In March 2003, when the worlds attention was focused on U.S. soldiers heading to Baghdad, twelve senior officials in the Bush administration gathered around a long oak conference table in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, part of the White House complex. They were meeting to put the final touches on a proposed legislative package that… Read more »

You Too Can Break Into a Chemical Plant

Lax security at our nations chemical plants may endanger the millions of Americans unlucky enough to live near them, but its been a boon for investigative journalism. Its become practically commonplace for intrepid reporters to demonstrate the ease with which one can penetrate a dangerous facility. But after journalists like Carl Prine of the Pittsburgh… Read more »


Washington, December 7, 1941 – Ever since last week’s disclosure of wheelchair-bound President Roosevelt’s dalliance with social secretary Lucy Mercer, the President has been seeking to keep the country’s attention on the mounting threat to America’s overseas allies. Today was no exception to this public relations strategy, advisers say. Even though it was a Sunday,… Read more »