Joyce Winslow

OP EDs are 750-word opinion pieces that appear opposite the Editorial page in newspapers and online sites. Winslow served as Commentary Editor of the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation from 2010 through January 2013 and continues to write OP EDs with Dr. Harold Brown, RAND Trustee Emeritus, former Secretary of Defense, and 20-year member of the Defense Policy Board that advises the sitting Secretary of Defense. She worked with researchers, former diplomats, and former cabinet officers at RAND to help them translate their research and ideas into journalism.

OP ED editors of mainstream newspapers receive 500 unsolicited OP EDs per day. Winslow’s relationship with opinion editors of major newspapers and magazines enabled her to write, pitch, and place 98% of all pieces she wrote for RAND and other clients. She can usually achieve an editor’s decision within a day. Winslow worked with authors on the following OP EDs, then pitched and placed them in mainstream media.

Partial List of OP EDs for RAND

  1. Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, Applying Lessons of the Past to Syria, by Harold Brown, May 8, 2013

  2. Drones are useful, but not the solution or the problem, Harold Brown, THE HILL, Congress Blog, May 14, 2013

  3. Feb. 4, 2013, Defense News Blog, comment by Harold Brown,

  4. Europe Should Take the Lead in Africa, Harold Brown, Project Syndicate, February 28, 2013.

  5. America’s Trouble with China, Harold Brown, Project Syndicate, November 19, 2012

  6. Why civilian military secretaries are no longer needed, Harold Brown, The Washington Post, October, 18, 2012

  7. Fire the Horse-Holders! Battleland, TIME magazine blog, October, 2012.

  8. Hands Off Syria? Harold Brown, Project Syndicate, October 8, 2012

  9. No, we did not think we could win a nuclear war, Harold Brown, Foreign Policy, Sept. 24, 2012

  10. Do Targeted Killings Work? Patrick B. Johnston, Web Site for the Council on Foreign Relations, Sept. 24, 2012

  11. Terror’s ‘invisible women,” Karla Cunningham, LA TIMES, April 4, 2012.

  12. PIP mandate keeps Michigan’s auto premiums high, Paul Heaton, Detroit News, July 17, 2012.

  13. At Last—Portion Control, USA TODAY, June 6, 2012

  14. Viewpoints: Children left behind with Gov. Brown’s cuts to programs, Lynn Karoly, Sacramento Bee, June 24, 2012.

  15. Repatriating part of Saddam statue could promote democracy, Erik Nemeth, Chicago Tribune, June 7, 2012.

  16. Russian protests are overblown by the West. Putin is here to stay, F. Stephen Larrabee, Project Syndicate, April 17, 2012

  17. Egypt faces rough, uncharted road, Harold Brown, opinion,, Feb. 22, 2011.

  18. Keep U.S. aid flowing to Egypt’s military, Robert E. Hunter, opinion,, Feb. 9, 2011

  19. The hazards of mixing idealism and realism, Harold Brown, The Washington Post, April 30, 2011

  20. Arab Spring makes a mark, John Parachini,, June 12, 2011

  21. Arab Spring, Not Osama bin Laden’s fall, Will Determine Middle East’s Fate, John Parachini, opinion, The Christian Science Monitor, May 9, 2011.

  22. Climate Scientists Should Wear Adam Smith Ties, Robert Lempert, Bloomberg News, March 30, 2011

  23. The Turkish Chimera, F. Stephen Larrabee, Project Syndicate, March 23, 2011

  24. Why Terrorists Attack Airports, Brian Michael Jenkins, opinion,, Jan. 26, 2011

  25. How Whistleblower Rules Enables Corporate Compliance, Michael Greenberg and Donna Boehme, Commentary, Bloomberg News, June 14, 2011

  26. Osama a wizard of illusion and rhetoric, Brian Michael Jenkins, The Providence Journal, June 1, 2011

  27. Bowing to Pirates’ Ransoms Fuels Epidemic, Laurence Smallman, Commentary, Bloomberg News, April 11, 2011

  28. The Allies in Libya, A New Paradigm For Intervention? Robert E. Hunter, European Institute, April 2011

  29. The Afghan-American Disconnect, Craig Charney and James Dobbins, Op Ed, The Washington Post, March 21, 2011

  30. Obama’s calculated gamble on Libya strategy, F. Stephen Larrabee, opinion, CNN. Com, April 3, 2011

  31. Vaccine myths could cost lives, Art Kellermann and Katherine Harris, opinion, NY Daily News, Jan 13, 2011

  32. Stormy Seas off Somalia, Peter Chalk, opinion, LA TIMES, Feb. 28, 2011

  33. The Op Ed as a platform for storytelling, Lou Hoffman, Ishmael’s corner, praising the pirate op ed Winslow wrote with Chalk: May 5, 2011

  34. The Kremlin’s Bold Missile Defense Gambit, The Moscow Times, Andrew Weiss, commentary, Jan. 26, 2011

  35. Can you help stop terror plots? John S. Hollywood and Kevin J. Strom,, May 10, 2011

  36. The Appeal of For-Profit Colleges to Returning GIs, Jennifer Steel, Army Times and Defense News, Dec. 22, 2011

  37. Expect regime change in Libya, Yemen, Julie Taylor, opinion,, May 7, 2011

  38. More than just a pretty face, Alex Nyerges, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jan 3, 2011

  39. Flu and Far Between, Dr. Melinda Moore, article, EU Health Public Service Magazine, August, 2010

  40. Among potential deficit remedies, don’t rule out raising gas tax, Martin Wachs, Detroit Free Press, Dec. 25, 2010

  41. RAND food study will be the first of its kind, Tamara Dubuwitz, LTE, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Aug.9, 2010

  42. Budget cuts are cracking the West’s defenses, opinion, F. Stephen Larrabee, The Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 8, 2010

  43. Alternative to futile negotiations with North Korea, Bruce Bennett, opinion, The Korea Herald, Nov. 23, 2010

  44. Haiti’s to-do list, James Dobbins and Laurel Miller, opinion, LA Times, Aug. 23, 2010

  45. An Old Scourge Needs a Modern Solution, Peter Chalk, The New York Times and International Herald Tribune, Sept. 3, 2010

  46. Alert public and cops foiled the most terrorist schemes, John S. Hollywood and Kevin J. Strom, Viewpoint, The Charlotte Observer, Nov. 24, 2010

  47. Stuxnet is the world’s problem, Isaac Porche, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Dec. 2010.


OP EDs for Other Clients

Winslow wrote, pitched and placed the following OP EDs and LTEs:

Research!America, Washington, DC, a nonprofit association of research facilities, hospitals and public health officials.

  • A Plea to Congress: Save lives, free hostage research funds, By Dr. Michael DeBakey, chancellor emeritus at the Baylor College of Medicine (and board member of Research!America), Outlook, Houston Chronicle, December 29, 2002.

  • The above OP ED was itself endorsed and quoted on the paper’s Editorial Page: Budget Triage, Medical research funding needs some life-support, The Houston Chronicle, January 5, 2003.

  • Letter to the Editor, The Wall St. Journal, This is One ‘Gravy Train’ We Need to Keep Running, Mary Woolley, President of Research!America, January 21, 2003.

WYETH Pharmaceutical Corporation, Morristown, New Jersey

  • Open the Door to Curing Azheimer’s: Why This Research Must Become an Urgent Priority, By Robert Essner, Chairman, President and CEO of Wyeth, The Washington Post, June 27, 2006.

  • Tarry no more; let’s find a cure for Alzheimer’s, By Robert Essner, Chairman, President and CEO of Wyeth, The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 22, 2006.



Winslow’s Own Bylined OP EDs

A partial list follows:

  1. Bargain Bereft Am I, An Ode to Loehmann’s and the Lost Art of the Retail Safari, by Joyce Winslow, The Washington Post, June 16, 1999

  2. Dads can learn from moms, By Joyce Winslow, USA TODAY, July 12, 2000

  3. Harmful Cuts for Cancer Care, By Joyce Winslow, The New York Times, Aug. 8, 2003

  4. Boomers may drool, but they still rule, By Joyce Winslow, USA TODAY, Jan. 17, 2000.

  5. The perils of dating a child’s parent, By Joyce Winslow, USA TODAY Jan. 6, 2000

  6. Home for the holidays? For some of us, it’s but a faint memory, By Joyce Winslow, USA TODAY, Nov. 24, 1999

  7. Is life really just the end of the line?, By Joyce Winslow, USA TODAY, Oct. 13, 1999

  8. Just stuff? Tell that to the kids, By Joyce Winslow, USA TODAY, Oct. 19, 2000

  9. Talking ‘bout ‘My Generation’, By Joyce Winslow, USA TODAY, Jan. 29, 2001

  10. Wading in a river can wash away the fears, By Joyce Winslow, USA TODAY, Apr. 6, 2006

And scores more.