Paul D. Thacker

Paul D. Thacker is a former Senate investigator. He is a fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, where he is working on a book about the lives of congressional staffers. Follow him on Twitter.

Doublex
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.
Politics
Feb. 6 2013 6:01 PMSo Your Boss Is Implicated in a Sex ScandalPity the poor Senate staffers when chaos descends on Capitol Hill.
Politics
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? 
Science
Dec. 19 2012 5:38 PMHow Congress Blocked Research on Gun ViolenceThe ugly campaign by the NRA to shut down studies at the CDC.
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Politics
Jan. 28 2015 2:33 PM When Jeb Bush and Bill Belichick Were High School Classmates The young Jeb wasn’t always straitlaced. There were his Andover years, when he and classmates (like the future Patriots head coach) cut loose.