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. 26, No. 6, June

How Liberals Put Teachers in the Line of Fire
Item: In the Bronx's DeWitt Clinton High School, a student described as "emotionally disturbed" was caught in school with a four inch knife. The weapon was promptly confiscated, but because the student was in special education, he could not, according...
The Bottom Line on Health Reform
All the elements are in place for a classic Washington minuet on health care: Mitchell and Foley shuttling between the White House and Capitol Hill; Moynihan expounding on the Sunday morning shows; Clinton cajoling lawmakers; then, in the end, C-Span...
The Data Game
The year: 2173. Two scientists talk about a man who has just been roused from a 200-year sleep. "For breakfast, he requested something called wheat germ, organic honey, and tiger's milk." "Oh, yes, those were the charmed substances that some...
The D-Day Generation: A Baby Boomer Pays Tribute to the Men and Women Who Won World War II and Built the Peace
I keep wondering about who we are these days, all of us. I keep wondering if we're way ahead of our parents--more learned, more tolerant, and engaged in the world--or way behind them. They touch my soul, that generation. They are an impenetrable inspiration....
The Writing on the Wall: One Encounter at the Vietnam Memorial
Because it was our first televised war, the men and women who fought in Vietnam were individualized. No longer merely chess pieces in an abstract strategic game, soldiers appeared in our homes nightly, engaged in flesh-and-blood carnage. As with previous...