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.


Veterans’ Health Care is Still the Best Available

It was difficult for me to watch my brother Phil testify before Bernie Sanders’ Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee last week because he talked about the death of his wife, Robin, and how that experience led him to investigate the nation’s health care system. Robin was younger than I am now when she died of an… Read more »

Daylight Video

On this Memorial Day weekend, let’s remember that sweet songs don’t last too long on broken radios.

It’s the Foreign Policy, Stupid

Dan Balz talks about a potential presidential run by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont in today’s Washington Post. Some people believe Sanders has little to lose in such a campaign. Perhaps. When asked if he is concerned about the prospect of [Hillary] Clinton claiming the nomination without being challenged, he said, “It’s not just acclamation… Read more »

Former HUD Secretaries Make an Impressive List

With news that San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro may soon be nominated as the next Secretary of Housing & Urban Affairs (HUD), I decided to take a look at a list of previous secretaries. It may be a non-prestigious cabinet post (ranking 13th in the presidential line of succession) but it sure has an impressive… Read more »

They Will Not Be Mollified

I noted on Sunday that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor had not only been booed in his home district, but his ally had been ousted as the chairman of the 7th District Republican Committee. Clearly, the natives are getting restless. Jenna Portnoy and Robert Costa think that Cantor’s primary challenger, Prof. David Brat, is gaining… Read more »