Phillip Longman

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.

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Just how long are those wait times at the VA really?

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 »

Who Should Head the VA?

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 »