Phillip Longman is senior editor of the Washington Monthly.
Phil joined the staff of the Washington Monthly in 2012. He is also the policy director at the Open Markets Institute and a lecturer at Johns Hopkins, where he teaches health care policy.
In addition to writing countless feature articles for the Monthly, Phil’s work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Harvard Business Review, The New Republic, The New Statesman, The New York Times Magazine, Politica Exterior, Der Spiegel, and World Politics Review.
Formerly a senior writer and deputy assistant managing editor at U.S. News & World Report, Phillip has won many awards for his business and financial writing, including UCLA’s Gerald Loeb Award, and the top prize for investigative journalism from Investigative Reporters and Editors. He is a graduate of Oberlin College, and was also a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University.
Phillip can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sad to say, the Obama administration seems clueless about what might be broken at the VA and how to fix it. Either that, or it is just cravenly saying and doing whatever it thinks is necessary to make the story go away. Evidence for the clueless hypothesis came on Friday, when White House Deputy Chief… Read more »
You probably saw headlines earlier this week like this one from CNN “Audit: More than 120,000 veterans waiting or never got care” Sounds pretty bad, and so does the lede CNN used: Washington (CNN) — An internal Veterans Affairs audit released Monday said tens of thousands of newly returning veterans wait at least 90 days… Read more »
The White House no doubt thought it was making a shrewd move when it reached out to Delos M. Cosgrove in its search for a new head of the VA. Not only is Cosgrove the chief executive of the renowned Cleveland Clinic, he’s also a Vietnam Vet. But last Saturday, Cosgrove suddenly withdrew his name… Read more »
On Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders, chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, announced that he had reached a compromise with John McCain and other Senate Republicans on how to fix whatever it is that needs fixing at the VA. The legislation contains some good ideas, like providing for the hiring of more doctors and nurses… Read more »
The New England Journal of Medicine is out this morning with a notable article on VA health care co-authored by Dr. Kenneth W. Kizer. As undersecretary for health during the Clinton administration, Kizer lead a quality transformation of VA health care that leaves him today one nation’s most respected voices in the movement for health… Read more »