Paul Glastris, Editor in Chief. Paul Glastris is the Monthly’s editor in chief. From September 1998 to January 2001, he was special assistant and senior speechwriter to President Bill Clinton. He wrote over 200 speeches for the president, on subjects ranging from education to health care to the budget.
Before joining the White House, Glastris spent 10 years as a correspondent and editor at U.S. News & World Report. As Bureau Chief in Berlin, Germany (1995-1996), he covered the former Yugoslavia during the final months of the Bosnian War and wrote stories from Germany, Russia, Greece, and Turkey. Glastris has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, The New Republic, Slate and other publications. He has been a guest on the Colbert Report, NPR’s Talk of the Nation and the Diane Rehm Show, and is a frequent commentator for the BBC.