If you think your average Trump voter in Ohio hates Washington, you should see what Washington thinks about the Trump voter in Ohio.
I'd been in journalism about two weeks when I realized I would do just about anything to avoid writing, and over the years, I have.
Children born with Down Syndrome are not vegetables, nor are their lives demonstrably not worth living.
Maybe I'm flattering myself, but I think my view of humanity has got steadily sunnier since I was 15. I have a higher opinion of politicians, for instance, than I did when I first moved to Washington.
There are legitimate, even powerful arguments, to be made against the Bush administration's foreign policy. But those arguments are complicated, hard to explain, and, in the end, not all that sensational.
What bothers me is the lack of self-awareness. I don't know if I have ever met a group less self-aware than political reporters.