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WASHINGTON • October 20, 2021
A Cold War Saga in Biden’s Washington
Members of the intelligence community are increasingly convinced that the Russian government is behind the hundreds of terrifying directed-energy attacks on diplomats and spies known as the Havana Syndrome. Will Congress respond to the “medium confidence” intelligence with countermeasures? As one member of the community told me, “We got bin Laden with medium confidence.”
WASHINGTON • October 11, 2021
Unofficial Washington: The Media, Trump, and the Macker
Like clockwork, the Washington agenda resets every Monday. Here’s what This Town is talking about (and not talking about) this week.
WASHINGTON • October 4, 2021
Democrats, Republicans, and the Media Squabble in a Post-Trump Malaise
As one congressman told me, “The blow-by-blow is intensely interesting to journalists and to members [of Congress], but our constituents couldn’t care less.” And yet, there is something so delightfully refreshing about it all. Could it last?
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August 17, 2021
Washington Under the Cloud of Kabul
July 16, 2021
Notes on Biden and Putin’s Awkward First Date
July 16, 2021
Are the Guardian’s Kremlin Papers Legit?
WASHINGTON • September 28, 2021
The Powerbroker: How Bob Woodward Conquered Washington
At 78, Woodward has become the ultimate Washington monument: a subject of public adulation and private eye-rolling, essentially making him no different from the public figures he covers.
WASHINGTON • September 17, 2021
The Divorce Heard Around Washington
The Trump administration made strange bedfellows of the left, the media, the permanent political class, and the foreign policy establishment known as The Blob. Amid the fallout from Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, the political knives are out.
PUCK • September 12, 2021
Why I Joined Puck
At Puck, I found colleagues who believe in the same first principle: stick to the truth and everything else falls into place.