Matt Connolly

Before joining the Washington Monthly in January 2015, Matt worked at WBEZ, the Washington Examiner,, and Mother Jones. He has a degree in journalism and political science from Northwestern University.

Regional Inequality Is Out of Control — Inside the November/December Issue of the Washington Monthly

November/December 2015 Table of Contents Editor’s Note: America’s Forgotten Formula for Economic Equality By Paul Glastris Tilting at Windmills Jesters want the throne … Bureaucrats with jet packs … Just ask JFK. By Michelle Cottle Talk of the Toons By the Editors Features Confessions of a Paywall Journalist Thanks to a booming trade press, lobbyists… Read more »

Drive By

How companies like Uber work around regulations, avoid paying taxes, and shaft their workers.

Throwback Thursday: Ted Turner’s Beef With Big Media

This week we previewed our upcoming magazine issue with Confessions of a Paywall Journalist, John Heltman’s look at the rise of the trade press in Washington. It’s far from the first time we’ve published a first-person account of the state of media, though. Back in the summer of 2004, Ted Turner discussed the various ways… Read more »

Throwback Thursday: Substance Abuse

This week we’re jumping back more than 15 years to Alexandra Robbins’ June 2000 take on how journalists prep to be talking heads. Have you ever watched a cable news show and felt like the experts weren’t quite qualified to be expounding on the topic of the day? (Let’s be real, have you ever watched… Read more »

Throwback Thursday: Do Debates Really Matter?

With the first Democratic debate fresh in everyone’s minds, we’re jumping back to our September/October 2012 issue with John Sides’ look at whether these contests are actually relevant to election results or mere self-sustaining political media fluff. Sides goes past presidential polls and dives into the research: Does anyone actually make decisions based on debate… Read more »