Washington Monthly's bias leans left. While only about 70 community members have rated this source as of April 2017, 36 disagreed with our leaning left bias, some of whom ranked it 'center' instead. Looking at the site itself, top headlines include: "Devos is set to Reinvigorate the School to Prison Pipeline" and "Trump, Not Ryan, Deserves Most of the Blame," supporting our lean left bias rating.
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Charles Peters, who founded the magazine in 1969, described himself as a New Deal democrat, while supporting government involvement in addressing social problems. Current editor-in-chief for the magazine, Paul Glastris, worked as a former speech writer for President Bill Clinton. Washington Monthly refers to itself as an "indepenent voice" that is read and heard by both conservatives and liberals. The magazine believes in the "traditions of civic responsibility, caring for the down and out, and giving the average person a break." The influence of these leaders confirms our suspicion of a lean left bias.
Back in 1969, the nonprofit magazine published monthly. Since 2005, Washinton Monthly, along with Forbes and US and World Report, releases an annual ranking of colleges. The latest 2016 report ranked Berea College in Kentucky the best Liberal Arts college, followed by Harvey Mudd College, Amherst College, Williams College and Haverford College. For National Universities, Stanford University ranked first with Harvard and MIT second and third. As of 2008, the magazine publishes an issue twice per month.
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