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.


What’s in the Water Down There?

Let’s go back to Texas for some more fun: In an excerpt of the book published at Huffington Post, the pastor of Dallas, Texas’ 11,000-member First Baptist Church, [Robert] Jeffress wrote, “For the first time in history a president of our country has openly proposed altering one of society’s (not to mention God’s) most fundamental… Read more »

Birds of a Feather Stick Together

When I saw that Karl Rove had said that Chris Christie’s handling of the bridge-closing scandal would give “him some street cred with some tea party Republicans” and essentially proved that he had the right qualities to be president, I wasn’t just reminded that Rove was the main architect of the U.S. Attorney dismissal scandal… Read more »

Adgendas and Ideoligies

I think we may have found someone to replace Sarah Palin. On Monday, she made an appearance at a Fort Worth, Texas forum for candidates running to serve on the State Board of Education:

What Now for the GOP?

In 2008, I couldn’t imagine anyone other than John McCain winning the Republican nomination. The alternatives were too pathetic. In 2012, I felt even more strongly that no one other than Mitt Romney could possibly win, although I wondered how the base could stomach his authorship of the Massachusetts health care law that served as… Read more »

Odds & Ends

More New Jersey mayors discuss Christie’s bullying. The Affordable Care Act does not provide taxpayer-funded abortions. Chewbacca took some nice photos on the set of the original Star Wars movie. How actual traffic studies work. Ever wonder what it’s like to freeze to death? Watch the guy responsible for destroying West Virginia’s drinking water try… Read more »