Martin Longman

Martin Longman is the web editor of the Washington Monthly.

He is also the founder Progress Pond where you can find all his writing. Before joining the Monthly, Martin was a county coordinator for ACORN/Project Vote and a political consultant. He has a degree in philosophy from Western Michigan University.


Give All Your Money to Jeb

Every rich Republican in the country seems eager to throw millions of dollars at Jeb Bush. In a way, I understand. Jeb is more like his father than his idiot brother. On paper, he looks like an actual presidential candidate, unlike, say, Michele Bachmann, Hermann Cain or Rick Santorum. He might be able to unite… Read more »

Greg Gutfield Writes Books?

I’m still trying to come to terms with the fact that Greg Gutfield wrote a book and people actually reviewed it. The title pretty much says it all: Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You. It’s not quite Liberal Fascism, but only because it doesn’t take itself quite so seriously. From politics… Read more »

Boehner Acts Like Czar, Everyone Shrugs

There are few things that go on in Congress that are less sexy than the annual ritual of jettisoning the “sustainable growth rate” of Medicare, and I have struggled to find a way to discuss last week’s example in a way that might be of the slightest interest to anyone who isn’t a doctor or… Read more »

An Actually Weak President

When Dick Cheney appeared at American University on March 28th, students protested outside Bender Arena, including the student government’s comptroller, who stated that he had voted against allowing Cheney to appear and had so far refused to sign a check compensating the former vice-president for his appearance. The protesters brought enough attention to the issue… Read more »

Daylight Video

I spent the last week listening to Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball album on a loop. There are worse fates.