The Beltway Bubble

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As the national economy runs into serious trouble, it seems that the Washington region is experiencing only a relatively small slowdown in our local job situation. On some level -- good for us! But still, it's striking how much of a disconnect there is not just between the perceptions of Beltway folks and realities in the country, but actual reality in the DC area and the rest of the country.

The general media and political climate would probably be quite different if the places where politicos live were feeling a bit more of the pain.

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Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

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