Gilad Edelman, a Washington Monthly contributing editor, is a politics writer for WIRED. He was formerly executive editor of the Monthly. His writing has also appeared in the New Yorker, Slate, and the Washington Post. Gilad has a degree from Yale Law School but is not a lawyer and can’t give you legal advice. Before journalism and the law, he had a brief career as a jazz saxophonist.
His decision to crack down on weed in states where it’s legal has tied the Trump administration to a deeply unpopular position.
The government really is wasting taxpayers’ money, just not on bureaucrats. It’s the contractors that people should be pissed about.
Taking on corporate concentration has gone from a fringe idea to a key plank of the party’s strategy. Here’s how that happened—and why it matters.
Poor kids need college admissions help the most but get it the least. This injustice can be solved without breaking the bank.
Slashing federal employees doesn’t save money. It just makes the government more dependent on private contractors and more prone to colossal screw-ups.