Michelle Cottle is a member of the New York Times editorial board and the Washington Monthly‘s Board of Directors. She was an editor for the Monthly from 1996 to 1998.
Jesters want the throne Forget about playing shadowy, Nixonian dirty tricks on one’s political opponents. This POTUS race is shaping up to be all about the public trolling—with bonus points awarded for daffiness. Exhibit A: After Marco Rubio got all sweaty in the endless CNN debate, Team Trump delivered a thoughtful care package to Rubio… Read more »
Is McConnell’s “free speech” machine about to meet its match?
It has been six months since Pfizer pharmaceuticals unleashed its wonder drug to combat erectile dysfunction on an unsuspecting – albeit receptive – public. Since then, the news has been awash in stories of the sales records being set (4.3 million prescriptions in its first week), the gushings of satisfied users, the lamentations of besieged… Read more »
Often, it is the confluence of several news events that brings the real story into focus. Take the Feb. 18 press release on the results of the National Association of University and College Business Officers’ annual survey of school endowments: “Golden Era in University and College Endowments,” the organization trumpeted. “Institutions Hold More Than $150… Read more »
Why you should give a damn about this nation’s child care crisis.