Political Animal


April 08, 2013 3:41 PM The Reviews Are In

By Ed Kilgore

If you haven’t gotten around to reading Haley Sweetland Edwards’ article on Dodd-Frank implementation in the March-April issue of the Washington Monthly, you’re definitely not hanging with the cool kids. It’s getting some impressive rave reviews. Last week I mentioned Mike Konczal’s endorsement of it as “the best single piece on Dodd-Frank implementation I’ve seen.” Then there’s Mike Tomasky, who called it a “magnificent article” in his Daily Beast column, and “the best article on how Washington works I’ve read in years” at the New York Review of Books.

Finally, I’d note everybody’s favorite chronicler of the nexus of politics and policy, Ezra Klein, who offered this unsolicited assessment at Wonkblog:

A remarkable, 10,000-word article in the Washington Monthly by Haley Sweetland Edwards vividly details the coordinated attack the financial industry has mounted through the rule-making process.

That’s what I’m talking about.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • c u n d gulag on April 08, 2013 4:19 PM:

    Again, AGAIN! - this is why we need to have very high tax rates on wealthy people, and corporate "persons!!!"

    Let them spend any excess money left over paying off CPA's to find loopholes, and Tax Attorney's to defend what the CPA's tried to do.

    They have WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too much money, since our taxes are so low, and can afford lobbyists to bribe politicians, to let them have their own way.