Washington

Washington football team owner made a fatal error in his latest effort to resist changing his team's name: He acknowledged the continued existence of Native Americans.

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Meet the GOP's Supermom

Why Cathy McMorris Rodgers is giving the State of the Union response

Why the GOP chose Cathy McMorris Rodgers to give the State of the Union response.

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America's least-favorite city is television's favorite backdrop.

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Homeland's plot may have jumped the shark this season. But its portrayal of Washington jumped the shark a long time ago.

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The show gets the twisted, paranoid spirit of Washington right, even if it exaggerates the details.

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In the our upcoming cover story, writer T.A. Frank takes a look at the new epidemic of television shows set in our nation's capital—"Homeland," "House of Cards," "Scandal," "The Americans," and "Veep"—to see what they say about power in today's Washington. Read the story online next week.    Photo illustration by Gluekit.

The grim morality of our realpolitik stance on Syria

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Go ahead and try to use Betsy Rothstein as a lens to understand the capital. It can't be done.

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Where to begin? Should I lead with my morning commute during which, while waiting to cross the street, I saw a grown-ass man in a full-body Gumby costume with no immediately apparent breathing holes but with his Cole Haans still visible saunter casually out of an office building? Or the party invitations stipulating that a costume is "mandatory"? Or the requisite "I don't hate Halloween, but..." because, in this city, you have to say you don't hate Halloween, when in fact, that gnawing feeling that can only be relieved with a hearty eye-roll can only be described as hate, pure and hot?

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