Adam B. Kushner

Washington, D.C.

Education Editor

Education: Columbia University, BA in the study of antiquity

Adam B. Kushner is The Post's education editor, guiding the newspaper's coverage of primary and secondary schools; colleges and universities; and the trends in politics, business, law, tech and society that shape them. From 2015-2021, he was editor of Outlook, the Post's home for ideas, essays, arguments and nonfiction books coverage. Previously, he was the editor of National Journal magazine, a senior editor for foreign affairs at Newsweek and a managing editor at the New Republic. He is a New Orleans evangelist and native.
Latest from Adam B. Kushner

Can an uncompromising activist keep her integrity while working in the White House?

Samantha Power’s new memoir, “The Education of an Idealist,” describes a bracing moral test.

September 5, 2019

Richard Holbrooke was a jerk — and a talented diplomat. Which matters more?

George Packer’s new biography weighs his deeds against his persona.

May 3, 2019

I’m from New Orleans, but I didn’t understand why we needed to save it

The value of a culture cannot be quantified.

August 28, 2015

The coolest, weirdest Internet community you’ll never be able to join

Smartphones have made the need to know trivia essentially obsolete. But one online empire of arcana is growing.

August 20, 2014

Prisoner swaps are always a terrible idea

Bowe Bergdahl set up an asymmetrical incentive structure.

June 2, 2014

Welcome to PostEverything

The only thing larger than the world is our curiosity about it.

May 27, 2014