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Nic Rowan
Nic Rowan
Nic Rowan writes from Washington, D.C.
by | Mar 27, 2020

I didn’t have much time to drink until this nationwide lockdown. Work always prevented me. Or family. Church, too, I suppose. Now all of that is gone. But at least I have time to develop my hobbies.   My wife and…

by | Mar 10, 2020

There is a certain group of nonagenarians whom I expect never to die: Bob Dole, Tom Lehrer, Hal Holbrook, and, until Monday, Max von Sydow. These are people, who, even as young men, acted as if they were old, beaten…

by | Feb 9, 2020

Washington, D.C. “I just want to say thank God for the bureaucrats and the lawyers,” Ben Folds exclaims as he leans over a grand piano in the Kennedy Center’s concert hall. “They do good, honest work — and someone has…

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…

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