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The limits of hypocrisy

In broadcast political media circles the only dead man more overestimated than Tim Russert is Walter Cronkite, who retired before the Reagan administration waged war on public trust in government, which led to the erosion of trust in institutions that powers today’s right wing commentariat and even some places on the left. 276 more words

She Laughs

Tragedy or comedy. Given a choice who wouldn’t pick the latter? But, we don’t always get to choose and when we get that big dose of suck, it can sometimes be impossible to even manage a smile. 1,397 more words

When a work-from-home type gets a driving commute

One of the many ways I count myself lucky is that I haven’t had to drive to work since high school. No matter where I’ve lived around D.C, I’ve been able to get to my job by bus, Metro or on foot. 326 more words

Occupational Hazards

IN-DEPTH: Recently Elected Congressman, with Zero Corporate Donations, Confused about his Role in Government.

WASHINGTON D.C. – Randall Ellington of Michigan’s fifth district won a seat in the 113th National Congress last month. However, the 59 year old is hardly celebrating due to his campaign’s complete lack of financial donors or private interests groups. 553 more words


Traffic Jam

I’ve spent most of this summer driving in and around DC.  No big deal, except I’m not from here and traffic intimidates me. The Beltway is 12 lanes in many places, although much of the time my car is in first or second gear going 0 – 18 mph.   205 more words


LOCAL VIEW --Who's Obstructing Whom?--

I’m nearly too incredulous to be disgusted by the insanity occurring in Washington these days. As usual, whatever the Democrats accuse others of is their projection; they are experts on what they themselves do, even if others aren’t.   247 more words

Getting excited over the thought of President Pence

To celebrate the Beltway brand of centrism that guarantees admission to Chuck Todd’s show and screws over men and women who can’t afford Washington Post… 332 more words