Gene Healy on the Absurdity of Washington, DC


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Like most residents of the company town known as Washington, DC, Gene Healy is addicted to Netflix's Beltway "telenovela," House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey as a conspiratorial House majority whip. But as Healy explains, the show unwittingly flatters D.C., depicting a city of ruthless, steely competence. The real thing is a clown show consumed by trivialities.