Eric Cortellessa is the Investigative Editor of the Washington Monthly. Previously, he was the magazine’s Digital Editor. His writing has also appeared in the Washington Post, the Nation, Slate, the New Republic, and other publications. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Eric’s thesis project—a short documentary on criminal records as a barrier to employment—was nominated for a 2015 Emmy Award.
Eric can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
He sees himself as Israel’s ultimate defender. In reality, he poses one of its greatest existential threats.
Critics of the Israel lobby’s influence must be extra careful not to provide fodder for bad-faith Republican outrage.
A new documentary about Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill has insights for today’s press corps.
Conservatives have created a permanent infrastructure of think tanks to generate foreign policy positions regardless of who’s in the White House. Liberals need to do the same.
Adam McKay’s biopic blames Dick Cheney for the nihilism of the modern Republican Party.