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March 01, 2014


How Washington Lost Its Appeal

Former Washington Post managing editor Robert Kaiser writes that he isn't going to miss Washington.

"Why? Because for me, the fun has drained out of the game. So has the substance. I used to get excited about the big issues we covered -- civil rights, women's liberation, the fate of the country's great cities, the end of the Cold War. I loved the politicians who brought those issues to life, from Everett McKinley Dirksen and Howard Baker (Dirksen's son-in-law, curiously) to Russell B. Long and Edmund Muskie, from Bob Dole to George Mitchell -- all people who knew and cared a great deal about governing. Watching them at work was exhilarating. Watching their successors, today's senators and representatives, is just depressing."












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