- The Washington Monthly
"The Washington Monthly" is a monthly
magazineof United States politicsand governmentthat is based in Washington, D.C.
The magazine's founder is
Charles Peters, who started the magazine in 1969and 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 Kounalakisis the magazine's current president. Nick Pennimanis 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 Greenand Jon Meacham.
The politics of the "Monthly" are left of center, though somewhat
The "Monthly" is one of a growing number of magazines to feature a continuing blog; the popular "Political Animal" was written principally by
Kevin Drumfor several years, with frequent guest contributions by the "Monthly's" current and alumni editors. In 2008, Steve Benentook 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 [ [http://www2.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2007/0709.rankings.html 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" [ [http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2006/0609.collegeguide.html The Washington Monthly's Second Annual College Guide] ] .
The top ranked National University for 2007 is
Texas A&M Universityand the top ranked Liberal Arts College for 2007 is Presbyterian College. [ [http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2007/0709.collegeguide.html The Washington Monthly's Third Annual College Guide] ]
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* [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2021994.html Peace Corps biography of Charlie Peters, Founder of "Washington Monthly"]
* [http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2007/0709.collegechart.html Washington Monthly National College Rankings]
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