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US Politics, World News & DC Living

Beyond the Beltway Soundbites

Useless random thought of the day: Never trust a skinny chef.

What in the World Is Going On?
A few recommended reads by me…

Our Damaged Democracy

The repercussions of Donald Trump’s presidency will be deep and long-lasting — as will his power. After all, he’s not going gently into that good night. He’s going thundering into the next 1,460 days until he can reclaim the White House in the 2024 election — or make a last-gasp effort to steal this one.

Belarus: A Real Race, at Last?

Elections in Belarus — home to what is often referred to as Europe’s last dictatorship — are typically a mundane affair. But this coming presidential race is shaping up to be anything but boring.

OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

Gustave Flaubert

Photos from my travels around the world!

INSIDE THE BELTWAY

Washingtonians may work hard, but they also play hard. Here are some of the city’s mainstays and a few of its secrets:

*We know museums, restaurants, shops and essentially the world are closed for now because of the coronavirus pandemic, but we’re also optimistic we can overcome this crisis and return to our lives, so hopefully this guide offers some helpful inspiration for rediscovering the joys of life.

About

As longtime managing editor of the respected The Washington Diplomat newspaper, my mission has been to give readers a clear-eyed view of U.S. politics, foreign policy and world affairs that goes beyond the Beltway noise to help people understand what matters and why.

Along with this big-picture breakdown of the news, we uncover the wealth of local gems, from exhibitions to dining to galas, that make D.C. a truly global capital of culture. These are crazy times. It seems like Washington — and the entire world — have been turned upside down. I’ll explore both inside and out to help you make sense of it all.

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