Give It Up For Washington Monthly

Ezra Klein offers an extraordinarily perceptive analysis of how lobbyists influence Congress, Minjae Park cuts through the simplified rhetoric about how admitting international students necessarily promotes cultural interchange at U.S. universities, Kevin Drum worries about a coming inter-generational struggle among Americans, Kathleen Geier illuminates the work of film critic Andrew Saris and journalist Gitta Serenyi, Ed Kilgore and Steve Benen fight the good fight against voter suppression and Daniel Luzer eviscerates a sexist campaign that is allegedly intended to interest girls in science.

What do all these smart people have in common? All of them work at or started their careers at our sister outlet, Washington Monthly. I know from comments here and from looking at our traffic numbers that many of you read Washington Monthly and the many great journalists whose careers it has nurtured. Please consider showing your appreciation for people who have enriched your intellectual and political life by following this link and helping the magazine continue its 40 year tradition of investigative journalism and stimulating commentary.

Author: Keith Humphreys

Keith Humphreys is the Esther Ting Memorial Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and an Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at Kings College London. His research, teaching and writing have focused on addictive disorders, self-help organizations (e.g., breast cancer support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous), evaluation research methods, and public policy related to health care, mental illness, veterans, drugs, crime and correctional systems. Professor Humphreys' over 300 scholarly articles, monographs and books have been cited over thirteen thousand times by scientific colleagues. He is a regular contributor to Washington Post and has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Monthly, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Times Higher Education (UK), Crossbow (UK) and other media outlets.

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  1. Ezra Klein interned at the Washington Monthly, but it’s my recollection that he was hired straight out of college as a writing and blogging fellow at The American Prospect (and permitted to continue blogging independently of them until he chose to move his blog there). The American Prospect has had a long-term program of seeking out some of the most promising and dedicated young center-left writers and budding journalists, and paying them to write, which isn’t all that common (and so far as I know, interns at The Washington Monthly are not paid). And while donating to the Washington Monthly is a fine idea, The American Prospect is also, is urgently, seeking donations to make up a much-publicized budget hole, caused in part by the deep-pocketed donors saving their political money for the coming election campaign.

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