Christ-follower. Wife to @EvanWilt_. Associate editor @thedispatch. Author of Uphill, a newsletter about Congress. Sci-fi enthusiast.

Washington, DC
Joined October 2013
Each day this week, we’ll be publishing installments of a story I’ve been working on for about six months: a history of how the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act became law. The first section is out today. thedispatch.com/p/how-the-uy…
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And from @PriceStClair1 last night on Cheney, whose conservative bona fides weren't in question before Jan 6: "Whatever advantage her ideological purity or family history might once have offered evaporated once she took her stand against Trump." thedispatch.com/p/wyoming-vo…
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Had such an amazing time at Hoth Brunch with @byrdinator and @ericgeller, although we talked more about *that* For All Mankind finale than Star Wars. (Also, the back of my t-shirt says "...were good")
On this unseasonably beautiful day in D.C., the Hoth Takes team assembled for a delightful brunch!
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Some pretty horrifying stuff in this AP story on euthanasia in Canada apnews.com/article/covid-sci…
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"As the United States marks the first anniversary of the withdrawal this month, some U.S. officials and experts say President Joe Biden's administration has moved on without properly assessing lessons from the 20-year war and the Taliban victory." reuters.com/world/year-after…
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"Nor has there been public accountability for the chaotic evacuation operation that saw 13 U.S. service members killed at Kabul's airport and hundreds of U.S. citizens and tens of thousands of Afghans left behind, they said."
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“Presidents are not redeemers, messiahs, incarnations of mystical aspirations, or righteous settlers of seething grievances. They’re not god-kings or the fathers of our American family.” gfile.thedispatch.com/p/year…
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shoutout to the Architect of the Capitol staff for this satisfying lawn situation
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House Foreign Affairs Chair Gregory Meeks tells me he hopes to bring forward a comprehensive bill boosting American support for Taiwan this year. Asked about SFRC Chair Bob Menendez's Taiwan Policy Act, he says he hasn't taken a position on it yet but plans to read up on it soon
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“The base has lost its mind. If Trump decides to call them to arms, then I think he could get another Jan. 6,” one senior House Republican said in an interview, speaking on condition of anonymity.
New: As House Republicans rush to argue that the FBI search of Donald Trump’s home is marred by politics, they are readying a future Hunter Biden investigation designed to ensnare Joe Biden ahead of a potential reelection bid. politico.com/news/2022/08/10…
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At one point these were better than Cheez-its but then like a year and a half ago it started tasting less cheesy. I’m not claiming to know for a fact that they are skimping out on the cheese BUT it does taste that way. Do the right thing and put more cheese in the snack crackers
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every once in a while we try them to see if they are cheesy again but sadly no. Maybe my taste buds are simply failing me
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Why can't stormtroopers hit anything? Why aren't Holdo maneuvers more common? In our new episode, Friend of Hoth Takes @ddiamond takes a break from actual serious health-care journalism to ask us his burning Star Wars questions. hothtakes.wordpress.com/2022…
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There's really no reason "civil war" should be trending.
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y’all are doing some wild tweets
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If you missed it on Friday—a look at the Biden administration’s clashes with Congress thus far on China policy, and details on the delayed bill to strengthen U.S. support for Taiwan: uphill.thedispatch.com/p/tai…
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Friday editions are typically for Dispatch members, but we made this one open for everyone
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NOW PASSED THE SENATE -- Biggest-ever climate bill: Massive industry clean energy $; $80B for EVs, heat pumps, home solar installation) -- Biggest-ever funding increase for the IRS -- 15% tax on corporations w/ +$1 billion in profits -- Medicare prescription drug negotiation
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