Ben Bradlee and the Powerful Cold War Georgetown Set
October 23, 2014

What he knew—and didn't know—about the CIA.

D.C. Blew a Great Chance to Reduce Rents by Raising Building Heights
May 08, 2014

Taller buildings are not coming to D.C. That's a shame.

'You're Done Banging Superheroes, Baby'
August 06, 2013

The premise of Nemesis was simple.“Nemesis is a reversal of the Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark archetype,” its author Mark Millar told an interviewer just before the comic came out in 2010.

Why Health Reform Matters: Some Personal Illustrations
September 09, 2009

Want a hint about what the president will say tonight? Check out the guest list for the First Lady's box, which the White House just published.

Marion Barry Loses Da Funk
July 07, 2009

Ed Kilgore is managing editor of The Democratic Strategist, a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute, and a frequent contributor to a variety of political journals.   As a follow-up to Jason's post on the sadly banal nature of Marion Barry's latest personal scandal as compared to his crack-smoking-on-camera classic, I would observe that Barry has also lost a step in his talent for outrageous official positions.  Back in the day, Barry was best known for his ill-disguised advocacy of the idea that municipal government should exist for the benefit of its employees rather than its citi