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.


Event Tomorrow: America’s Most Innovative College Presidents and Obama’s New College Scorecard

To celebrate the release of our college guide issue and dive deep into the higher ed topics therein, we’ll be hosting an event Wednesday morning at 9:30 with New America. The focus is on the Obama administration’s new college scorecard along with the innovative college presidents who are already rethinking education to put their schools… Read more »

Throwback Thursday: Jorge Ramos

Jorge Ramos is in the news lately for being thrown out of the room by Donald Trump and berated by Trump supporters — but Monthly readers who have been with us for at least a few years will know that this is far from the first time he’s appeared in our coverage. This week’s Throwback… Read more »

Grading Carly Fiorina on K-12

GOP hopeful Carly Fiorina, one member of the relatively large contingent of political outsiders running for president, appeared at yesterday’s New Hampshire Education Summit, where she praised school vouchers, attacked Race to the Top, and generally hit all the Republican talking points. But it’s not the general arguments she made that were notable — it’s… Read more »

Throwback Thursday: What’s your favorite book?

This week’s offering dives deep into the campaign question that you’re sure to hear in the next year, one that can seem inane or insightful depending on your tolerance for the presidential horse race. In our April 2003 issue, Brent Kendall looked back at the history of candidates being asked for their reading lists and… Read more »