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  1. The Age-Baiting Ploy
    The New Republic, February 23, 1980, pp. 13-15
  2. Arming the Shah: Alms for the Rich
    When we began sending weapons to Iran it was both a needy and staunch friend of the Uni...
    The Washington Monthly, February 1975, pp. 28-32
  3. Bigwig Optimism
    The New Republic, May 24, 1980, p. 12
  4. Black and White Together is Still the Point
    From blue-collar precincts to Harvard Square, everyone seems to have given up on busing...
    The Washington Monthly, June 1973, pp. 32-42
  5. Blind Faith
    The moral price of defending Clinton is steeper than liberals realize
    The New Republic, February 1, 1999, pp. 12-13
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    The Book of Dan (Review)
    Dan Quayle wants to be taken seriously. His book demonstrates why that isn't likely.
    1. Standing Firm by Dan Quayle
    The Washington Monthly, July 1994, pp. 54-57
  7. Buck Stops There
    My McCain-Feingold isn't about Congress
    The New Republic, April 2, 2001, p. 17
  8. Campaign Reform: Taking the Worry Out of Reelection
    What's the point of taking money out of politics if you leave the incumbents in?
    The Washington Monthly, September 1973, pp. 13-19
  9. The Case of the Missing Middle Class: Money Madness in Manhattan
    How New York made me want to be rich.
    The Washington Monthly, December 1984, pp. 44-49
  10. Character? Indeed
    The New Republic, February 16, 1980, p. 20
  11. Conferences and Conventions: The $20-Billion Industry That Keeps America from Working
    Everybody would rather fly around the country going to meetings than do his job, and th...
    The Washington Monthly, February 1977, pp. 4-11
  12. Political Booknotes
    Cuckolded (Review)
    Face-Time, by Erik Tarloff
    1. Face-Time by Erik Tarloff
    The Washington Monthly, April 1999, p. 45
  13. Debrief Encounter
    The New Republic, August 2, 1982, p. 12
  14. Denenberg V. Flaherty: Politics After Common Cause
    Reformers are trying to take the money out of politics. In the recent Pennsylvania Sena...
    The Washington Monthly, July 1974, pp. 23-29
  15. Political Booknotes
    Duped By Dubya (Review)
    Fuzzy Math, by Paul R. Krugman
    1. Fuzzy Math by Paul R. Krugman
    The Washington Monthly, July 2001, p. 49
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    Fast Faith (Review)
    Compassionate Conservatism, by Marvin Olasky
    1. Compassionate Conservatism by Marvin Olasky
    The Washington Monthly, June 2000, p. 54
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    Political Booknotes (Review)
    Beyond Entitlement, by Lawrence M. Mead
    1. Beyond Entitlement by Lawrence M. Mead
    The Washington Monthly, May 1986, p. 59
  18. From Korea With Love
    We can cast Richard Nixon as Scrooge, but that leaves an awful lot of us competing for ...
    The Washington Monthly, February 1974, pp. 55-61
  19. Gaylord Nelson and The Myth of the White Knight
    When Walter Mondale dropped out of the presidential race, he symbolized the growing pub...
    The Washington Monthly, July 1975, pp. 22-34
  20. Good Legislation Has Nothing to Do With It
    A new book on Congress shows why our legislators pay so little attention to the substan...
    The Washington Monthly, March 1975, pp. 49-53
  21. On Political Books
    Good-for-Nothing Samaritans (Review)
    Charities are as dependent on federal handouts as the worst welfare abuser.
    1. Charity Begins at Home by Teresa Odendahl
    The Washington Monthly, December 1990, pp. 48-49
  22. A House Full of Millionaires
    The Harpers Monthly, July 1982, pp. 48-55
  23. The Screwing of the Average Man
    How He Got to Do It: Bank Charters
    Bankers aren't made, they're anointed. A glimpse at how charter members of this aristoc...
    The Washington Monthly, July 1973, pp. 41-47
  24. How Much Did You Give Last Year?
    We .can cast Richard Nixon as Scrooge, but that leaves an awful lot of us competing for...
    The Washington Monthly, February 1974, pp. 49-53
  25. How Not to HelpSmall Business
    The Small Business Administration specializes in helping banks, not entrepreneurs.
    The Washington Monthly, October 1974, pp. 29-34
  26. The Intractables
    A massive resistance movement awaits those who would reduce the great bureaucracies.
    The Washington Monthly, May 1976, pp. 12-18
  27. Just the Facts: Special 39th Anniversary Section
    The Washington Monthly, January 1999, p. 32
  28. Views of the Press.
    Kay, Otis, and Newby- They Sell Out, Too
    Katharine Graham, Otis Chandler, and Newbold Noyes run three of the country's better pa...
    The Washington Monthly, December 1973, pp. 51-62
  29. Madeleine Lee, Meet Nancy Reagan
    Recalling a century of progress.
    The Washington Monthly, March 1981, pp. 47-49
  30. The Mall
    Forget the GOP; Obama's enemy is the angry public
    The New Republic, April 1, 2009, p. 5
  31. The Man Who Nailed Tony Boyle
    A tough prosecutor who asks for the death penalty and convicts 14-year-olds of first-de...
    The Washington Monthly, September 1974, pp. 4-11
  32. March Madness
    How the primary schedule favors the rich.
    The Washington Monthly, June 1998, pp. 24-25
  33. Political Booknotes
    Master of the Obvious (Review)
    Whatever It Takes, by Elizabeth Drew
    1. Whatever It Takes by Elizabeth Drew
    The Washington Monthly, July 1997, p. 53
  34. The McGovern Campaigners: Their Dirty Little Secret
    It wasn't all idealism out there on the campaign trail.
    The Washington Monthly, October 1973, pp. 49-52
  35. Neoliberals in the Wilderness
    The Monthly in a conservative age.
    The Washington Monthly, March 1989, p. 48
  36. New Hope for Parents- A Way to Beat the High Cost of College
    College for the kids doesn't have to mean poverty for the parents.
    The Washington Monthly, April 1974, pp. 30-39
  37. Democracy in Action
    One Who Lost
    How Walter Shapiro, aspirant to Congress from Michigan, rode the wave of popular suppor...
    The Washington Monthly, December 1972, pp. 7-15
  38. One-Car Caravan (2003)
    On the Road with the 2004 Democrats Before America Tunes in
    2 Reviews
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    Political Booknotes (Review)
    Charity U.S.A., by Carl Bakal
    1. Charity U.S.A. by Carl Bakal
    The Washington Monthly, November 1979, p. 61
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    Political Booknotes (Review)
    CETA: Politics and Policy, 1973-1982, by Grace A. Franklin and Randall B. Ripley
    1. CETA: Politics and Policy, 1973-1982 by Grace A. Franklin and Randall B. Ripley
    The Washington Monthly, February 1985, p. 58
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    Political Booknotes (Review)
    Looking Forward, by George Bush and Victor Gold
    1. Looking Forward by George Bush and Victor Gold
    The Washington Monthly, November 1987, p. 57
  42. The Profit Motive and the Public Interest
    Wright Patman vs. the Bankers
    Ramparts Magazine, May 1971, pp. 17-20
  43. Running for Congress: The Secret Motives
    Most people get their ideas of why men run for office from movies like "The Candidate,"...
    The Washington Monthly, November 1974, pp. 50-60
  44. Features
    The Running Men
    How candidates decide to run for president reveals how prepared they are to win.
    The Washington Monthly, November 2003, pp. 40-45
  45. The Seven Secrets of the Metroliner's Success
    For people who are wondering when they would hear something good about government, thi...
    The Washington Monthly, March 1973, pp. 7-15
  46. On Political Books
    Surge Behind (Review)
    Herding Donkeys, by Ari Berman
    1. Herding Donkeys by Ari Berman
    The Washington Monthly, November 1, 2010, pp. 44-46
  47. Tales from The Bore War
    Speech! Speech! Heeeelp!
    The Washington Monthly, February 1980, pp. 50-56
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    Theodore White Lite (Review)
    The lost art of writing about presidential campaigns.
    1. Mad As Hell by Jack W. Germond
    The Washington Monthly, September 1993, pp. 54-57
  49. The Triumph and the Trivia:Inside the CarterHeadquarters in Pennsylvania
    How Franklin Delano Lopez, Joe Timilty and 'Too Tall' Rutherford won the Pennsylvania p...
    The Washington Monthly, July 1976, pp. 31-39
  50. Election Special:One Year to Nowhere
    The Two Party Pork Barrel
    It looks like four more years of four more years.
    The Washington Monthly, November 1975, pp. 24-30
  51. We Try to Use Dictatorial Powers Only as a Last Resort
    We say we have a government of laws, not men. But the man with the wrecking ball is bey...
    The Washington Monthly, May 1974, pp. 38-42
  52. What Every Lobbyist Knows
    What Politicians Really Want
    Every politician has a dream of what life will be like once he's elected. Making the dr...
    The Washington Monthly, April 1975, pp. 29-33
  53. 8th Anniversary Section
    What Politicians Really Want
    Every politician has a dream of what life will be like once he's elected. Making the dr...
    The Washington Monthly, February 1977, pp. 38-41
  54. What the Presidential Candidates Should Talk About (But Probably Won't). A Round-up by ...
    War on Poverty: The Second Front
    The Washington Monthly, January 1996, p. 30
  55. What's the Matter With Central Park West?
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 2005, pp. 46-47
  56. Wilbur Mills: The Ways and Means of Conning the Press
    Reporters were so impressed with Robert McNamara's technical ability they didn't notice...
    The Washington Monthly, December 1974, pp. 4-15
  57. Wildly Out of Control
    If you've ever wondered what HEW is doing with its billions, this new Brookings study w...
    The Washington Monthly, March 1976, pp. 24-26
  58. Political Booknotes
    Young Gun (Review)
    When I Was a Young Man, by Bob Kerrey
    1. When I Was a Young Man by Bob Kerrey
    The Washington Monthly, July 2002, p. 52
  59. The Ziegler Memorandum: A Five Point Plan to Prevent Impeachment
    Legality, Nixon's last refuge.
    The Washington Monthly, January 1974, pp. 40-45
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