this town

If the scandalmongering of today's political events makes us yearn for The West Wing to the extent that the simulacrum becomes our perceived reality, then, This Town stokes like "Big Blue" crystal meth.
K Street and the Kremlin aren't invading our nation's capital. Rather, a pretty small city is being overrun by more than 600,000 people who dream of the White House.
Sadly, the book confirms our worst suspicions of how our nation's capital works -- or rather, doesn't. It also reflects a news media failing in its watchdog function. Still, there is hope beyond the book's negative portrait, about which, more later.
The process will come perilously close to the Monday deadline. City services would be collateral damage, but members of the
I wanted to enjoy This Town and I think Mark Leibovich has talent and insight. I promise I tried. But I worry about the tone, intent and soul of a book like this. Probably because the place I find myself these days makes me see things differently.
One of the first people to respond and react to Howard Kurtz's shabby treatment of Pari Bradlee was Bradlee's mother-in-law, Sally Quinn.
Now, one of the first people to respond and react to Kurtz's shabby treatment of Pari Bradlee, was Bradlee's mother-in-law
As was said of Philadelphia's founding Quakers, many may have come to Washington to do good but did well. Very well indeed. Yet with many of them, Leibovich claims, it comes "with a desperation that, to me, is the most compelling part of the Washington story, whether now or before: it is a spinning stew of human need."
Listen, I know this Mark guy seems to be gifted at peering into the souls of others --- even better than Bush gazing into Putin, but this book serves no useful purpose. It is cynical and mean.
Despite what you've heard, the spirit of bipartisanship in Washington is not dead. Simply look past the vitriol, bombast and gridlock, then listen for the ka-ching of the nearest cash register, made flesh by friendly lobbyists and special interests.
I'm all for saying read what you want (but I'll also add that everyone should buy my authors' books, too, and I hope these books get read as well as bought).
We would benefit if more public servants decided to spend their retirements in our towns, rather than in this town, and to follow the models of Tom Eagleton, Walter Mondale and John Danforth and others who have returned home to be public citizens.
While claiming to keep his "private conversations" with people private, he did admit, "I always keep my repertorial hat on
Mike sits down with Mark Leibovich to talk about his latest book 'This Town,' a humorous and incisive critique of Washington’s political-media ecosystem during Obama's first term.
“Most journalists know where to draw the line,” adds [Sally] Quinn.” It’s no wonder that many years later, the Washington
Times correspondent Jodi Kantor, and her much-discussed 2012 book “The Obamas,” is mentioned only twice; same for Times deputy
The people inside the bubble act without shame and are perfectly comfortable knowing that their peers within the bubble know what's up. But they're also terrified that their incestuous rituals will become the stuff of headlines.
Go ahead and drop that nuke, Harry! Start approving President Obama's nominees, as the Constitution says you are supposed to. Republicans will be Republicans no matter what you do, and you've already been suckered twice by "handshake agreements" that they won't.
Mark Furstenberg's recent piece in the Washington Post Magazine, titled " What's Missing From D.C.'s Food Scene. A lot.," seems like it would have been a better commentary on the city if it had been published a decade ago.
Which is exactly what you did, David M. Shribman, in the opening paragraph of your review of Mark Leibovich's book "This