Latest from Dan Zak

Goodbye to Gate 35X, cursed portal to the rest of America

After 24 years of cramping our style, Reagan National Airport’s notorious gate has been replaced.
  • Apr 7, 2021

Little Liddys everywhere: The legacy of a political ‘super-klutz’

The Watergate operative was reckless, infamous and hardly the last of his kind.
  • Mar 31, 2021

The father, the son and the holy Cuomo mess

Andrew Cuomo helped build his father's kingdom. Now he may be ending it.
  • Mar 17, 2021

What it felt like to lose time — and all the other things coronavirus took away

Stories of what it felt like to live through the shutdown. Dancing alone, canceling weddings, missing touch, missing one another and feeling alone together.
  • Mar 8, 2021

Texas is freezing, but the roast of Ted Cruz is on

A senator nobody likes walks into a scandal nobody can resist.
  • Feb 18, 2021

The grid leaves us powerless

The trouble in Texas is a chilling reminder of the fragility of our foundations.
  • Feb 18, 2021

Day 1 of Impeachment 2: Tears, fears and seasick poetry

Are we sinking, or just riding out another political storm?
  • Feb 9, 2021

Cloris Leachman rose to the bottom of our hearts

Over her 74-year career, the actress showed us the highest lows and the lowest highs.
  • Jan 28, 2021

The last day of Donald

“Macho Man” fades out.
  • Jan 20, 2021

What does Josh Hawley think he’s doing?

A law-geek Missouri senator with an elite pedigree tries to grab the mantle of right-wing populism.
  • Jan 17, 2021