Paul D. Thacker
Paul D. Thacker

Paul D. Thacker is a journalist and consultant to nonprofits. Supported by a grant from the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, he is working on a book about the lives of congressional staffers. Follow him on Twitter.

Medical Examiner
Oct. 27 2015 11:15 AMGun Myths Die HardResearch on gun violence has made progress in the past three years.
March 12 2013 5:23 AMWhere the Sun Don’t ShinePresident Obama promised transparency and open government. He failed miserably. So why do Washington watchdog groups look the other way? 
Dec. 19 2012 5:38 PMHow Congress Blocked Research on Gun ViolenceThe ugly campaign by the NRA to shut down studies at the CDC.
April 6 2014 10:15 PMHow to Handle FDA RejectionWomen’s groups are calling the FDA sexist for not approving female Viagra. They are so wrong.
Feb. 6 2013 6:01 PMSo Your Boss Is Implicated in a Sex ScandalPity the poor Senate staffers when chaos descends on Capitol Hill.
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Hang Up And Listen
Feb. 9 2016 1:49 PM The 11th Worst Super Bowl in History How do you measure Super Bowl mediocrity? Slate correspondent Justin Peters stacks them up.