The Washington Monthly

An independent monthly magazine devoted to politics, government, culture, and the media in America, from a progressive perspective. Publishes investigative and opinion-based feature articles by notable authors, short news items, humorous sidebars, and boo

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 3, March

Canada V. U.S
A health-care debate between Adam Gopnik and Malcolm Gladwell Adam Gopnik: I have lived under three different medical regimes: Canada, the United States, and France. I have been seriously sick under all three regimes and had many family members...
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Reboot
How Linux and open-source development could change the ways we get things done AN ARMY OF DISHEVELED COMPUTER programmers has built an operating system called Linux based on a business model that seems to have been written everything but business...
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The Conservative Cabal That's Transforming American Law
ONE AFTERNOON IN NOVEMBER 1999, only a few weeks after leaving the Office of the Independent Counsel, Kenneth Starr relaxes happily in the lobby of Washington's Mayflower Hotel. The hotel is hopping. Eight hundred lawyers have converged from all over...
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Tilting at Windmills
Nader's Monks * The Louisiana Sell-Off * The Next Revolution Red Barns in Iowa * Red Faces at the Post and Times ONE OF THE MOST ASTONISHING developments in America's primary and secondary schools in the last 30 years has been the explosive growth...
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Who's Who
The "Delay Delay" didn't happen this year. The delay was christened by former Clinton speechwriter Michael Waldman who pointed out that during the 1999 State of the Union speech Speaker Dennis Hastert seemed to delay applauding until he saw Tom Delay...
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