The Washington Monthly

The Washington Monthly

"The Washington Monthly" is a monthly magazine of United States politics and government that is based in Washington, D.C.

The magazine's founder is Charles Peters, who started the magazine in 1969 and continues to write monthly columns. Paul Glastris, former speechwriter for Bill Clinton, has been the "Monthly's" editor-in-chief since 2001. Author and journalist Markos Kounalakis is the magazine's current president. Nick Penniman is the magazine's current publisher. Past staff editors of the magazine include Taylor Branch, James Fallows, David Ignatius, Nicholas Lemann, Mickey Kaus, Jonathan Alter, Joshua Green and Jon Meacham.

The politics of the "Monthly" are left of center, though somewhat moderately so.

The "Monthly" is one of a growing number of magazines to feature a continuing blog; the popular "Political Animal" was written principally by Kevin Drum for several years, with frequent guest contributions by the "Monthly's" current and alumni editors. In 2008, Steve Benen took over as lead blogger.

Annual college rankings

"The Washington Monthly's " annual college and university rankings (an alternative college guide to the "U.S. News and World Report") began as a research report in 2005. It was introduced as an official set of rankings in the September 2006 issue. The rankings [ [ The Washington Monthly College Rankings] ] are based upon the following criteria:

*a. "how well it performs as an engine of social mobility (ideally helping the poor to get rich rather than the very rich to get very, very rich)"
*b. "how well it does in fostering scientific and humanistic research"
*c. "how well it promotes an ethic of service to country" [ [ The Washington Monthly's Second Annual College Guide] ] .

The top ranked National University for 2007 is Texas A&M University and the top ranked Liberal Arts College for 2007 is Presbyterian College. [ [ The Washington Monthly's Third Annual College Guide] ]


External links

* [ "Washington Monthly" website]
* [ Peace Corps biography of Charlie Peters, Founder of "Washington Monthly"]
* [ Washington Monthly National College Rankings]

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