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When you live in Washington, D.C., you do get a sense, in a very direct way, of the durability of our government and really, the…
To cover politics in Washington allows you to live in the very, very wide gap between what the actual truth is, and how people are…
Politicians, in many cases – their moral code will be dictated by what can get them reelected, what they can get away with. When you’re…
If you can sell yourself as someone who knows how Washington works, someone who has these relationships, that’s a very marketable commodity. If you’re seen…
If you look at issues like immigration, gay marriage, gun regulation – these are all things that probably wouldn’t be a source of much discussion…
I’ve always tried to walk a line between being incisive and acerbic, but not mean. Sometimes I’m going to tip over the line a little…
I violated, apparently, an unspoken rule that we are supposed to take care of our own. Frankly, if that invites discomfort, I welcome it. I…
I think that part of being a good journalist, part of being an awake member of the world you’re in, is to view yourself as…
I have always been a big meta guy because I think the way journalism is practiced in Washington, and the way everyone sort of cohabitates…
But ‘This Town’ is official Washington. It’s political Washington. It’s not the Washington that clogs New York Avenue. It’s not the Washington that lives in…
I always prided myself on being apart from the ruling class. I think it’s always important, not just in Washington but in life, to be…
There’s something called the ‘Washington Read,’ which is the habit of many locals to go into a bookstore, pull a book off the shelf, rifle…
The American system is a beautiful and durable thing, but flawed. I would like to think that this decadence is not sustainable, whether in the…
I have been a print reporter my whole career. It’s all I ever wanted to be. I specialize in political profiles. I have probably profiled…
The shaming of Washington, insofar as it is even possible, is a very noble pursuit.
Washington has always had a pretty healthy amount of self-loathing.
I always keep my repertorial hat on.
I like to be read. That’s most of what any writer could want.
Spirituality in Washington can be more of a – I don’t want to say it – but, a networking opportunity. Religion is often used opportunistically…
Washington has become this place that people don’t leave. It has become this permanent feudal class.
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