Today's Washington Post reports on the feud brewing between GOP consultant and pundit Bradley Blakeman and Andy Shallal, the Iraqi-American founder of Busboys and Poets.
Throughout history, political movements have often developed informal social headquarters alongside their official central commands. The eighteenth- century London Tories had a pub called Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese. The 1930s French rightists had the Cafe de Flore. George W. Bush’s polo-shirted young Republicans had Smith Point, a preppy bar in Georgetown.