The Reviews Are In

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

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.