Matt Connolly

Matt Connolly works for a labor union in Washington, D.C. He was an editor at the Washington Monthly from 2015 to 2017.

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 »

Throwback Thursday: Insider Baseball

It is not a good time to be a Washington Nationals fan. The team — once picked as a World Series favorite — is not so much limping to the end as it is imploding more and more spectacularly as the season’s close draws nearer. After a week that featured a fight between phenom outfielder… Read more »

Throwback Thursday: The Trinity Sisters

In honor of Pope Francis’ visit to D.C. today we’re looking back at Kevin Carey’s feature on Trinity Washington University, “one of the more remarkable and unacknowledged institutions in twentieth-century American higher education,” from our July/August 2011 issue. Founded in 1897 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, the tiny school in the city’s… Read more »

Watch Yesterday’s College Guide Event

If you missed yesterday’s Washington Monthly/New America event, you can watch the entire thing above. It was a lively discussion on college data and the future of higher ed. Deputy Under Secretary of Education Jamienne S. Studley discussed the Obama administration’s new college scorecard and how the new data might be used to improve institutions… Read more »