Joshua Green

Joshua Green is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

  • Congress Bailing Out Manny Ramirez

    Today's explosive news that lazy Red Sox turncoat (and current LA Dodgers slugger) Manny Ramirez has been suspended for 50 games after violating…

  • The Stealth Green Revolution

    A hundred years from now, Barack Obama's first hundred days may be remembered more for his energy policy than for his bank bailouts-at least if…

  • Cannabusiness

    Assembling a hydro hut, buying a gun safe, cleaning up after neighborhood dogs—the ABC’s of opening a pot franchise

  • Star Gazing

    Don't know if this is a reflection of the Democratic Congress or simply a reflection of our popular culture, but Congress is simply teeming with…

  • Should Obama Think Twice about Pot?

    In his virtual town hall meeting today, President Obama went out of his way to emphasize that he did not think legalizing marijuana would be a good…

  • The Santelli Clause

    I enjoyed Rick Santelli's rant as much as anyone. Financial news has found its Howard Beale. It's likewise amusing to see the White House snap back…

  • The Santelli Clause

    Double-Late-Breaking, Friday-Afternoon Analysis: I enjoyed Rick Santelli¹s rant as much as anyone. Financial news has found its Howard Beale . It¹s…

  • Bob Schaffer Hits the Bottle

    Maybe this is a sign of just how bad things have gotten for Republicans: recent Colorado Senate candidate Bob Schaffer has become...(drum roll)...a…

  • Does A-Rod Have A Date With Congress?

    Monday's interview with Peter Gammons of ESPN was intended to answer, and in so doing quell, the explosive news that New York Yankees' slugger Alex…

  • Does A-Rod Have a Date With Congress?

    As with the banks, the real danger to Major League Baseball is not about the star players; it’s about what remains hidden.

  • The Man in the Middle
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    The Man in the Middle

    Chuck Schumer, the brash New York senator, helped drive the Democrats’ recent rise to power with what he says is a critical insight about the American middle class—that it is more affluent, and wants different things from an activist government, than most policy makers think. If the new administration and Congress can strengthen the bond between government and the middle class as he defines it, Schumer believes, this new Democratic era could last for a generation or longer.

  • All the Right Moves

    Will former NBA all-star Kevin Johnson become the next mayor of Sacramento?

  • Sarah Palin’s Personal Shopper

    Meet the Republican Party's fashion guru

  • This Story Doesn't Cell

    Did Verizon give John McCain special treatment?

  • Rethinking 2008

    Can Obama rally the young? Is McCain still a maverick? Are the Clintons finished? Our experts challenge the assumptions that have shaped the campaign.

  • Why There's No Deal Yet

    Henry Paulson’s dropping to one knee to woo Nancy Pelosi suggests, troublingly, that he doesn’t get Congress. The target of seduction should be the leader on the other side of the aisle.

  • The Palin Effect

    Where grassroots delegates and professional operatives part ways

  • The "Eagleton Scenario"

    Could Sarah Palin become the first running mate since Thomas Eagleton in 1972 to be dropped from a major-party ticket? Joshua Green offers a look at how such a scenario would unfold.

  • The Front-Runner’s Fall

    Hillary Clinton’s campaign was undone by a clash of personalities more toxic than anyone imagined. E-mails and memos—published here for the first time—reveal the backstabbing and conflicting strategies that produced an epic meltdown.

  • Bill Clinton Is Back

    "Given the pettiness of recent intraparty squabbling, in particular Clinton's own behavior in the primaries, his speech was a reminder of his astonishing political skill... his legacy and his future as his party's elder statesman are more than intact."


The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."


What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.


Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.


Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.


How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming



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