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What Grover Norquist Got Wrong About Burning Man

I have at least two things in common with anti-tax activist and Washington-insider Grover Norquist. The first is that we’ve recently attended our first burns,...

Into The Wild

The orangutans of Sumatra swinging overhead prompted former Senator Alan Simpson to recount one of his favorite bawdy limericks. "Oh, my God, look at that," said...

The Power Broker

The story has become Washington legend. Grover Norquist, who apparently was a Republican when he was a zygote, came up with the idea for the no-tax pledge in...

Morning Must Reads: June 27

In the news: gay marriage, the happiness of pursuit, Obama's Africa trip, Wendy Davis, Mitch McConnell, Fannie & Freddie, and Glenn Greenwald.

Briefing

'We don't want a dictatorship again.' 1. AHMED HUSSEINI, a 32-year-old resident of Cairo, where more than 100,000 people gathered in Tahrir Square to protest...

The 20% Solution

In Virginia beach a few weeks ago, at the start of my recent road trip, I was staggered by an unexpected blast of political sanity. It came in the person of...