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September 13, 2013 12:00 AM What's Wrong with the Washington Arrows?

Peter King, the most eminent NFL writer in America, has let it be known that he will no longer use the nickname of Washington’s football team in his column. (I swore off some time ago.) He says he has no...

By Jamie Malanowski

July 31, 2013 10:24 AM How GOP Politicians Spend Their Summer Vacations

The House of Representatives’ Republican Conference has released instructions to its members on how to spend their summer vacations. It doesn’t involve much frivolity, unless one’s idea of holiday heaven involves writing (or at least cutting-and-pasting) op-eds, pumping gas, holding...

By Andrew Rudalevige

June 10, 2013 11:45 AM Our Changing National Self-Image

I've been touristing around Washington all weekend and can at least share a few thoughts on how DC appears to have changed over time. Mainly, on the changes to the Mall. I hadn't previously been able to see the WWII...

By Jonathan Bernstein

March 01, 2012 11:59 AM The Eisenhower Memorial

Matt Bai complained in the NYT Magazine on Sunday (yeah, as usual I'm a bit behind on the Sunday papers)* about the proposed Ike Memorial, saying "I mean, Ike was a terrific general, but was he really one of our...

By Jonathan Bernstein

August 11, 2011 12:57 PM Constant Gridlock Is More Costly Than Crisis

The last three years have tested the U.S. political system’s capacity to manage crises. How did we do? I’ll quote Standard & Poor’s: “The downgrade reflects our view that the effectiveness, stability, and predictability of American policymaking and political...

By Ezra Klein