Tag: Washington Monthly

An Interesting Pro-Hillary Super PAC

I don’t care if you’re a Tea Partying supporter of Ted Cruz or Democratic Socialist supporter of Bernie Sanders or someone in-between, the term ‘Super PAC’ probably has very negative connotations for you that conjure up images of fat-cat millionaires…

The Other End of the Heroin Chain

You walk into your teenage child’s bedroom expecting them to be puttering away on their iPad only to discover them slumped over in their chair, turning blue. As you look around, you see an empty bottle of prescription opioids, or…

How’s Myanmar Doing?

Do you ever ask yourself “How Big a Success Is the Democratic Revolution in Burma?” Well, maybe you should. That’s the question Joshua Kurlantzick tackles in a review of three books that focus or touch on the Obama administration’s effort…

The Tea Party/Teacher Union Revolt

Thomas Toch, an education specialist at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, has an interesting article in our March/April/May issue of the Washington Monthly on how the teachers’ unions and Tea Party teamed up to force a major change…

They Shot Hippies, Didn’t They?

There’s a new book out by Howard Means on the 1970 Kent State University massacre: 67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence. In our March/April/May issue of the Washington Monthly, Michael O’Donnell was a good review that…

A Book for Political Animals

If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably a Political Animal. And if you’re a Political Animal, you’re probably the kind of person who would get a kick out of a book like this: Now comes the novel The Electors, by…

What Happened to St. Louis?

We have a great feature in our new March/April/May 2016 issue. Brian Feldman, a researcher-reporter with the New America Foundation’s Open Markets Program, has done a deep dive into the history of St. Louis’s economy and the explanations for the…