The Case for DC

Sommer Mathis interviewed by Garrett Graf:

What makes Washington special? Every day you can meet someone who turns out to be the smartest, most well-informed person you’ll ever know on a given subject. It’s like living in the best university in the world but without all those essays to write.

Indeed. On the other hand, Washington also kind of sucks. If you could take the people, and the whole "the government's here and so's your job" thing, and put it all someplace else, that'd probably be better.