Paul D. Glastris graduated from West High in 1977. He attended Northwestern University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1981 and a master's degree in 1982. He lives in Bethesda, MD.
Paul is the editor in chief of the Washington Monthly and a senior fellow at the Western Policy Center in Washington, DC. The Washington Monthly gives the inside scoop on what's really happening in Washington and what can be done about it. The New York Times called the Washington Monthly "a must read" and it is read by notable figures including Bill Clinton, Warren Buffet and Gary Trudeau.
Paul has written several articles for the publication, including "How the Democrats Could Have Won," "Why Can't Democrats Get Tough?" and "Now Do You Believe We Need a Draft?"
Before joining the Washington Monthly, Paul was a 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. He co-wrote the President's address to the Democratic convention in Los Angeles in 2000 and contributed to his 1999 and 2000 State of the Union addresses. Paul also created the President's "DC Reads this Summer" program, which put over 1000 federal employees as volunteer reading tutors in Washington, DC public schools.
Paul spent ten years as a correspondent and editor at U.S. News and World Report before joining the White House. As bureau chief in Berlin, Germany, he covered the former Yugoslavia during the final months of the Bosnian War and wrote stories from Germany, Russia, Greece and Turkey. Prior to that, he covered the Midwest during two presidential campaigns, the Mississippi River floods of 1993 and the rise of the Michigan Militia.