The Long Walk: A Column About Washington

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More than 2 million Americans work for the federal government. Many of them come and go depending on who occupies the White House. Alec Bings is the other kind. Now he is following the GOP primary, and he is following it nervously. These are—for Alec Bings and countless more like him—dark times in the trenches.

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Fade Out/Fade In (11/14/2012)

In Battalions (10/19/2012)

We Own This Country (9/6/2012)

Those Hypnic Jerks (8/16/2012)

The Lost Hope Diet (7/30/2012)

Mythomania (6/13/2012)

The Undead Past (5/24/2012)

Jamais Vu (5/4/2012)

A Vice So Mean and Low (4/13/2012)

The Payoff Pitch (3/27/2012)

We Got the Beat (3/7/2012)

The Streisand Effect (2/16/2012)

“Ha Ha,” He Stated (1/26/2012)

Engagement Season (1/6/2012)

The Ballad of Thom Moore (12/14/2011)

What We Talk About When We Talk About Washington (11/22/2011)

Life in the Arcology (11/3/2011)

A Reality Show of Some Interest (10/17/2011)

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