Washington Monthly

24 articles
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The Big Lobotomy

How the Gingrich-era brain drain crippled the government and led to last year’s shutdown.

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Smokey and the Bandit

How Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, with a little help from the Bush Administration, got 140 trees chopped down in a national park to improve his view and ruined the life of a park ranger in the process.

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The Corporate "Free Speech" Racket

How corporations are using the First Amendment to destroy government regulation.

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The War of Rape

Jamie Leigh Jones’s story of gang-rape in Iraq changed the law to help victims, even though she might not have been one herself.

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America’s Worst Community Colleges

On the dysfunctional community colleges of San Francisco.

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Special Deal

The shadowy cartel of doctors that control U.S. healthcare.

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Over the Line

An investigation into shootings by U.S. Border Agents that have killed six Mexicans on Mexican soil over the past five years.

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He Who Makes the Rules

The bureaucratic hell of enforcing legislation in Washington.

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A Fish Story

Trying to fix the Atlantic Ocean’s food chain.

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Confessions of a Black Mr. Mom

An essay on African-American fatherhood.

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Confessions of a Non–Serial Killer

What happens when a complete stranger becomes convinced you’re the Zodiac killer.

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Obama’s Deportation Two Step

How Obama’s immigration enforcement policies got away from him.