Stories by Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist, a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute, and a Special Correspondent for The New Republic. subscribe to Ed Kilgore's feed

Posted on: Nov 4, 2014, Source: The Washington Monthly

The GOP is not getting a mandate tonight.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2014, Source: The Washington Monthly

We’ll probably see some big disparities in turnout rates.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2014, Source: The Washington Monthly

If nothing else, it appears Pope Francis has succeeded in changing the tone of how the church speaks of people who do not accept its teachings on sexuality.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2014, Source: The Washington Monthly

Yet another reason police militarization is so hard to reverse.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2014, Source: The Washington Monthly

There’s one prominent voice defending the former running back.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2014, Source: The Washington Monthly

Pew Research Center came out with an interesting finding: self-identified libertarians aren’t very “libertarian,” at all.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2014, Source: Washington Monthly

Distancing himself from his dad's position, the Kentucky senator is now denying he ever opposed foreign aid to Israel.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2014, Source: Washington Monthly

Rallying around the Hobby Lobby decision can make Republicans say stupid things.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2014, Source: The Washington Monthly

An odd interpretation of the document.

Posted on: May 14, 2014, Source: The Washington Monthly

It took the Kentucky Senator only three days to get in line with the GOP establishment.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2014, Source: The Washington Monthly

Could the Kentucky Senator's attacks on his fellow Republicans bury his presidential aspirations?

Posted on: Mar 25, 2014, Source: The Washington Monthly

As he comes closer to a decision about a presidential run, the Kentucky Senator is stealthily distancing himself from his father’s non-interventionist positions.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2014, Source: The Washington Monthly

While BridgeGate might not have damaged the popularity of the New Jersey Governor, his post-Superstorm popularity is fading.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2014, Source: The Washington Monthly

Why the sudden interest in poverty? It's about rebranding more than anything else.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2013, Source: The Washington Monthly

Conservatives should spare us the false pity for the long-term unemployed they wish to cast adrift from public support.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2013, Source: The Washington Monthly

Unsurprisingly, David Barton is also considering a run for Senate in Texas.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2013, Source: The Washington Monthly

There are signs of GOP erosion where they can't afford it.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2013, Source: The Washington Monthly

Even Mitch McConnell has publicly criticized the leaders of the “defund Obamacare” crusade for filibustering a bill that does just that.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2013, Source: The Washington Monthly

The acrid smell of destructive deals will be in the air this week.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2013, Source: The Washington Monthly

Why the GOP might be tempted to approve military action against Syria.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2013, Source: The Washington Monthly

The half-gleeful, half-paranoid anticipation of race riots by Zimmerman’s conservative fans.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2013, Source: Washington Monthly Political Animal

Why are both parties accusing this whistleblower of being treasonous?

Posted on: Jun 3, 2013, Source: Washington Monthly

Lautenberg entered a Senate that was very different from the one he departed at death

Posted on: Apr 16, 2013, Source: The Washington Monthly

Paul won't stop condescending to black students and wallowing in self-pity.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2013, Source: The Washington Monthly

Do people realize how extreme the anti-choice agenda is?

Posted on: Mar 12, 2013, Source: The Washington Monthly

The focus is on redistribution of resources with no real net impact of debts-and-deficits.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2013, Source: Washington Monthly Political Animal

New jobs report exceeded expectations.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2013, Source: The Washington Monthly

Although many of the big programs that serve poor Americans have been spared, the sequester will still have tragic consequences for poor families.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2013, Source: The Washington Monthly

The Louisiana Governor is setting himself up as the absolutist right's rising star.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2012, Source: The Washington Monthly

What is most likely to damage the economy?

Posted on: Dec 25, 2012, Source: The Washington Monthly

The nation might be in a better position to act if medical and public health researchers had continued to study injury prevention,

Posted on: Nov 2, 2012, Source: The Washington Monthly

The October jobs report has beat expectations.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2012, Source: The Washington Monthly

China’s a semi-communist authoritarian gerontocracy with a horrendous human rights record, but man, look at those low wages and lack of regulation!

Posted on: Sep 12, 2012, Source: The Washington Monthly

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