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The Washington Monthly Archives
By Walter Shapiro
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  • The Washington Monthly
    Total Archives: 42 Years, 418 Issues, 7,592 Articles, 27,230pp
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    1. 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 - PDF
    2. From blue-collar precincts to Harvard Square, everyone seems to have given up on busing...
      The Washington Monthly
      , June 1973, pp. 32-42 - PDF
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      , July 1994, pp. 54-57 - PDF
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      The Washington Monthly
      , September 1973, pp. 13-19 - PDF
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      1. Standing Firm by Dan Quayle
      The Washington Monthly
      , December 1984, pp. 44-49 - PDF
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      1. Standing Firm by Dan Quayle
      The Washington Monthly
      , February 1977, pp. 4-11 - PDF
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      The Washington Monthly
      , April 1999, p. 45 - PDF
    8. Reformers are trying to take the money out of politics. In the recent Pennsylvania Sena...
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      The Washington Monthly
      , July 1974, pp. 23-29 - PDF
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      , July 2001, p. 49 - PDF
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      1. Compassionate Conservatism by Marvin Olasky
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      , June 2000, p. 54 - PDF
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      Beyond Entitlement, by Lawrence M. Mead
      1. Beyond Entitlement by Lawrence M. Mead
      The Washington Monthly
      , May 1986, p. 59 - PDF
    12. We can cast Richard Nixon as Scrooge, but that leaves an awful lot of us competing for ...
      1. Beyond Entitlement by Lawrence M. Mead
      The Washington Monthly
      , February 1974, pp. 55-61 - PDF
    13. When Walter Mondale dropped out of the presidential race, he symbolized the growing pub...
      1. Beyond Entitlement by Lawrence M. Mead
      The Washington Monthly
      , July 1975, pp. 22-34 - PDF
    14. A new book on Congress shows why our legislators pay so little attention to the substan...
      1. Beyond Entitlement by Lawrence M. Mead
      The Washington Monthly
      , March 1975, pp. 49-53 - PDF
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      Charities are as dependent on federal handouts as the worst welfare abuser.
      1. Charity Begins at Home by Teresa Odendahl
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      , December 1990, pp. 48-49 - PDF
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      The Washington Monthly
      , July 1973, pp. 41-47 - PDF
    17. We .can cast Richard Nixon as Scrooge, but that leaves an awful lot of us competing for...
      1. Charity Begins at Home by Teresa Odendahl
      The Washington Monthly
      , February 1974, pp. 49-53 - PDF
    18. The Small Business Administration specializes in helping banks, not entrepreneurs.
      1. Charity Begins at Home by Teresa Odendahl
      The Washington Monthly
      , October 1974, pp. 29-34 - PDF
    19. A massive resistance movement awaits those who would reduce the great bureaucracies.
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      The Washington Monthly
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