Gilad Edelman

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.

Chief Justice John Roberts, Metaphysician

iStockphoto When John Roberts was nominated to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, much was made of his reluctance to spell out his judicial philosophy. Roberts memorably compared himself to a baseball umpire, promising,”I will remember that it’s my job to call balls and strikes and not to pitch or bat.” Yesterday, Roberts, probably… Read more »