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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Happy Talk

A former Harvard president makes the case for government promotion of happiness.

A Hard Way to Die

Why hundreds of thousands of Vietnam vets with Agent Orange–related diseases have been made to suffer without VA health care.

Sentimental Journey

Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail ServiceA Year Spent Riding Across America by James McCommons Chelsea Green, 304 pp. ames McCommons insists he is not a rail fan. This is not uncommon among those who work for, or with, the rail industry. To be a rail fan is to be what… Read more »