Joshua Green is a national correspondent at Bloomberg Businessweek, a CNN political analyst, and the author of Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Nationalist Uprising. He was an editor at the Washington Monthly from 2001 to 2003.
few years ago, I wrote a long article on Karl Roves history of dirty tricks that got a lot of attention in a place I didnt expect: Australia. The radio and television producers calling from Down Under explained that the negative style of politics that Rove is famous for was dominating their national election. They… Read more »
ick up a Washington memoir in the hope of gleaning hidden truths, or even just a feel for the texture of life in the capital’s inner sanctums, and you’re likely to come away disappointed. Washington memoirs may not be any more opaque, gilded, and self-serving than other kinds, but they sure feel that way. That’s… Read more »
Let me give you an example. One evening not long ago I stood on my patio, flip-flopped and contentedly sipped a beer in the manner I imagine common to suburban men, pausing occasionally to wipe my brow as I tended earnestly to the brats on my hulking Char-Broil gas grill. The newly initiated male homeowner… Read more »
Most economists attribute this phenomenon to historically low interest rates, which translate into extremely affordable mortgages. I have a different theory. I blame HGTV–the Home and Garden Television channel–one of the fastest-growing stations on cable and a certifiable cult phenomenon among many of my peers. For the uninitiated, HGTV is one of those niche cable… Read more »
William J. Bennett spends his life promoting morality — but also has a huge gambling habit.