The grim morality of our realpolitik stance on Syria
Go ahead and try to use Betsy Rothstein as a lens to understand the capital. It can't be done.
I Hate Halloween, Especially in Washington
October 31, 2013
Where to begin?
The Truth About the Obamacare Rollout
October 18, 2013
The feds botched the website. But the states are doing much better.
How Obama’s Take on a Football Team Name Explains His Presidency
October 06, 2013
Addressing the name of the Washington, D.C.
No, Washington, Syria is Actually Not All About You
September 06, 2013
In today’s paper, The Washington Post writes that President Obama has “staked the credibility of the United States—and his presidency—on his call for a military operation.” In the Wall Street Journal, Bill Galston warned more darkly of the consequenc
Which City Has the Most Status Anxiety?
July 26, 2013
An irregular video-interview series with New Republic Literary Editor Leon Wieseltier
Queen of Suck-Up City
July 16, 2013
How the Obama administration fell prey to a very determined operator.
The #ThisTown Hashtag Proves the Book's Point
July 15, 2013
Mark Leibovich's This Town, released tomorrow, is a chronicle of Washington, D.C.'s political-media class's unparalleled insideriness. Perhaps nothing proves the author's point more than the chatter surrounding the publication of the book.
As someone who just moved back to Baltimore, where I lived for five years before spending the following six bouncing around greater Washington, I was glad to hear that the Washington Post, my former employer, had a big piece in its magazine about my