Newspaperman at @washingtonpost writing a book on the bomb for @BlueRiderPress (summer 2016). Buffalo boy. The circus is either in town or it isn't.

If Richard Nixon were alive today, this is how he would tweet

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — I have a crush on a dead president. It started innocently on Twitter. As the White House Correspondents Dinner was unfolding last year, I clicked on the #WHCD hashtag to follow the fatuous horror in real time.
Jul 29, 2015

RT @dmataconis: My God. Richard Nixon on Twitter is exactly what we need today wapo.st/1LSbk9F

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The old suburban office park is the new American ghost town

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — The shrubbery stirs in the breeze, which carries the odor of crushed asphalt. Yellow paint is chipping off the curbs. A single orange traffic cone sits in the revolving door that no longer revolves, at the front of an office building that's no longer an office. The building in North Bethesda has eight floors.
Jul 20, 2015

In which I use a pun involving a Barbra Streisand movie to provide subheds: washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/styl…

Jul 20, 2015

The old suburban office park is the new American ghost town via @washingtonpost wapo.st/1IeM7oF

Jul 20, 2015

Poor Thomas Jefferson gets blamed for the death of the suburban office park by @MrDanZak wpo.st/y9UR0

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U.N. nuclear conference collapses over WMD-free zone in the Middle East

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — An attempt to strengthen and expand the world's premier arms-control treaty ended in failure here Friday as international delegations squabbled over a long-sought goal of establishing a ban on weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.

The Leap Second: Why 2008 Seems Just a Little Longer

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — This weary/manic/glorious/tragic/bizarre year will last one second longer than you think. As 2008 circles the drain, here comes the pithy news item about the "leap second." It's exactly what it sounds like. Tonight, timekeepers will slide an extra second into the world's clock. Tick tock tick tock TICK TOCK.
Jun 29, 2015

I once wrote about the leap second. It happens every now and then. Don't be weirdos about it. washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content…

What’s it like to work for 60 years at the same place?

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — Up at 5:30, out the door by 6, in his white Ford truck by 6:01. The odometer has 140,565 miles on it. On the lip of the tape deck, a cassette of the best of Lightnin' Hopkins. By 6:02 Charles Woodson, 78, is rolling toward the Woodley Park Towers, just as he's done for the past 60 years.
Jun 28, 2015

What's it like to work for 60 years at the same place? My profile of the maintenance chief at Woodley Park Towers: washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/styl…

Jun 28, 2015

RT @MrDanZak: What's it like to work for 60 years at the same place? My profile of the maintenance chief at Woodley Park Towers: washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/styl…

Jun 28, 2015

RT @MrDanZak: What's it like to work for 60 years at the same place? My profile of the maintenance chief at Woodley Park Towers: washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/styl…

Jun 29, 2015

How do you keep a job for 60 years? This man knows: Be irreplaceable. wpo.st/AMRO0

Jun 29, 2015

I wrote about a man who's worked in maintenance for 60 years at the same apartment building: wapo.st/1KplWxE pic.twitter.com/ZPH4bEGnYQ

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A gay day in America’s gay capital

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — On Friday morning the country's gayest outpost, the capital of this adolescent empire, moved the United States another step toward adulthood, or damnation, depending on your druthers. Five Supreme Court justices declared that marriage is a right protected by the Constitution, whether you're gay or straight, whether you're in Massachusetts or Mississippi.
Jun 27, 2015

What if felt like yesterday in the capital city by @MrDanZak soundtrack on court steps by DC #GayMensChorus washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-bl…

Jun 27, 2015

A phenomenal @MrDanZak look at the day America suddenly completed its slow move to the modern world. washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-bl…

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Rumsfeld says story mischaracterized his views on Iraq. What did he really say - or mean?

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — Many, many people over the past 12 years have argued that the invasion and occupation of Iraq was a mistake, but then last weekend Donald Rumsfeld said it, too - or seemed to, according to a headline in the Times of London: "Bush was wrong on Iraq, Rumsfeld says." Say what?
Jun 11, 2015

"I’m for democracy, whatever that means.” -- Donald Rumsfeld in a hole and still digging. washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-bl…

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U.N. nuclear conference collapses over WMD-free zone in the Middle East

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — An attempt to strengthen and expand the world's premier arms-control treaty ended in failure here Friday as international delegations squabbled over a long-sought goal of establishing a ban on weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.
May 22, 2015

U.N. nuclear conference collapses over WMD-free zone in the Middle East wpo.st/SG_I0

May 23, 2015

RT @cbinflux: U.N. nuclear conference collapses over Obama trying to take Israel's defensive nukes wpo.st/WV_I0

May 23, 2015

RT @KingstonAReif: Good #NPT2015 wrap up from @MrDanZak: "U.N. nuclear conference collapses over WMD-free zone in the Middle East" washingtonpost.com/world/national…

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David Letterman: Outtakes from his Kennedy Center Honors interview

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — It's both foolish and impossible to reduce a man - especially a Letterman - to a mere 3,000 words. I talked to Dave for 46 minutes on Nov. 13, 2012, in the Broadway office of his production company Worldwide Pants Inc., which, besides "The Late Show," has produced "The Late Late Show" with Craig Ferguson and the sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond."
May 20, 2015

#Letterman's fave movie is "Out of the Past," starring Robert Mitchum. More tidbits that didn't make the profile: washingtonpost.com/blogs/arts-pos…

Shearer of ‘Simpsons’ visits D.C. to screen post-Katrina New Orleans film

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — The bar at the Willard is too noisy for Harry Shearer, who doesn't want to talk over the bourbon-swishing belly laughs of happy hour. Gotta watch the voice. "It's my meal ticket," he says, ducking into the mirrored elevator off the gilded lobby.
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Aug 02, 2015

Wish I was conspicuous enough to be Q&A'd by some rag so I could answer "What book is on your nightstand?" with "M. Crichton's 'Sphere.'"

Aug 02, 2015

@AlannaSchu @funjamin That's one of the best ideas I've heard in a long while. #maaaaha

Aug 02, 2015

"The best defense of an open society is open information. We are not safer in the dark." washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-u…

Aug 02, 2015

Mapping how the U.S. generates its electricity: washingtonpost.com/graphics/natio… Excellent graphics, @postgraphics.

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