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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Working
Nov. 27 2014 12:31 PM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 11 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a helicopter paramedic about his workday.