Nicholas Thompson was an editor at the Washington Monthly from 1999-2001 and is now a senior editor at Wired magazine.
Washington Monthly articles by Nicholas Thompson:
- July 2003: Science Friction
The Growing and Dangerous Divide between scientists and the GOP.
- June 2003: Star Search
A million federal jobs are about to open up for young Americans. Will the government lure the best--or the rest?
- December 2002: Bright Light, Small Villages
Why helping Africa get solar power is good for America.
- July 2002: May the Source be with you
Can a band of biologists who share data freely out-innovate corporate researchers?
- May 2002: Machined Politics
How the Net is really changing elections.
- October 2001: Publisher Perish
The coming battle over putting all scientific journals online for free.
- September 2001 (with Amy Graham): Broken Ranks
U.S. News' college rankings measure everything but what matters. And most universities don't seem to mind.
- September 2001: Besting the Brightest
A review of David Halberstam's "War in a Time of Peace."
- July/August 2001: Dick Cheney's Dick Cheney
Meet Mitch Daniels: The most powerful man in the Bush administration you've never heard of.
- June 2001: Civilizations and a Malcontent
A review of Felipe Fernandez-Armesto's "Civilizations."
- May 2001: Extremism in Defense of Moderation is No Vice.
The moderate Republicans are likable and often right. Why aren't they more influential?
- April 2001: Gene Blues
Is the Patent Office prepared to deal with the genomic revolution?
- March 2001: This Ain't Your Mamma's CIA
The Agency didn't play a lead role in ousting Milosevic. Thank God.
- January/February 2001: Locking Up The Vote
Disenfranchisement of former felons was the real crime in Florida.
- December 2000: Bill's Excellent Adventure
The hits and misses of our protean president.
- November 2000: Finding the Civil Service's Hidden Sex Appeal
Why the brightest young people shy away from government.
- October 2000: Downsizing
Nanotechnology: Why you should sweat the small stuff.
- September 2000: Playing With Numbers
How U.S. News mismeasures higher education and what we should do about it
- July/August 2000: Sex in the Digital City
Why it's so alluring on AOL and the Internet and why it's so addictive
- June 200: Gingrich? Gipper? Gates?
Republicans can't bear to give Clinton credit for the economic boom. But they should.
- May 2000: One Eye On The Exit
A guide to moving from the West Wing to the real world.
- April 2000: Overdose
Why Clinton's Colombian Drug Policy Needs Rehab
- March 2000: Reboot!
How Linux and open source could change the way we get things done
- January/February 2000: Presidential Aptitude Test :
What you really need to know to pick a president
- December 1999: Snake Eyes
Even education can't save state lotteries
- November 1999: Harlot's Web
How and why the government should regulate the Internet
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