America's Gilded Capital
You've heard the lament that Washington DC is hopelessly divided, but journalist Mark Leibovich says the real problem is that everyone is interconnected. As he sees it, the new bipartisan ideal is getting rich, and whether you're a Democrat or a Republican, the ultimate goal is self-perpetuation. Leibovich has just published a scathing, insider's view called "This Town," and Monday, he joins Doug to pull back the curtain on the big politics, big money, big media and big egos that fuel our nation's capital.
Mark Leibovich is chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, based in Washington, D.C. He's the author of The New Imperialists [Amazon/Indiebound], a collection of profiles of technology pioneers and his latest This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral—Plus Plenty of Valet Parking!—in America's Gilded Capital [Amazon/Indiebound]