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Nic Rowan
Nic Rowan
Nic Rowan writes from Washington, D.C.
by | Jan 24, 2020

Washington Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said at the 47th annual March for Life today that Nancy Pelosi “really should come to the march next year.” Lee was riding a Lime scooter after leaving the rally when he was approached by…

by | Jan 20, 2020

Richmond, Virginia The streets near the State Capitol were already packed with thousands of gun-toting protestors by 7:00 a.m. on Monday, and tens of thousands more showed up as the day progressed. At first glance, the scene appeared tense. State…

by | Jan 13, 2020

How did Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.), an Ivy League–educated Rhodes scholar with multiple degrees, miss his shot at the presidency? With 14 words: “I have no idea what’s in a Long Island iced tea but iced tea!” Booker dropped…

by | Jan 11, 2020

She outlasted Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) by 38 days and Beto O’Rourke by 70 — but Marianne Williamson still didn’t even make it to the Iowa caucus before reality got the best of her. So ends this cycle’s zaniest…

by | Jan 2, 2020

A week after Michigan Rep. Justin Amash declared independence from the Republican Party in a July 4 Washington Post op-ed, the GOP of his native Kent County officially condemned his exit. “For some, this is a stunning revelation,” the Grand…

by | Dec 19, 2019

“We are in a world that is now being run by gangsters and thugs,” Deepak Chopra tells a crowd gathered Monday night at the Society for Ethical Culture on New York’s Upper West Side. The aging guru is worried about…

by | Dec 15, 2019

Washington “Let’s have a hootenanny,” Dave Eggers says as he seats himself cross-legged on the floor of Kramerbooks & Afterwords. The prolific author, journalist, and founder of McSweeney’s is ostensibly only here this Monday in Dupont Circle to sign copies of…

by | Dec 7, 2019

On December 7, 1941, my grandmother’s father, like so many other Navy men stationed at Pearl Harbor, assumed all the gunfire down at the base was a drill. It was a Sunday, and he was sleeping in on a day…

by | Nov 10, 2019

When the White House invited my elementary school boys choir to sing at its 2008 Christmas party, I felt deeply embarrassed. This was George W. Bush’s last Christmas as president, and even I knew he deserved better than a chorus…

by | Oct 22, 2019

There is something romantic — at least to a certain kind of swamp rat — about the prospect of dining in the Rayburn cafeteria on Capitol Hill. It offers all the glitz of a C-SPAN 2 program: a collection of…

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