Like most residents of the company town known as
Washington, DC, Gene Healy is addicted to Netflix’s Beltway
“telenovela,” House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey as a
conspiratorial House majority whip. But as Healy explains, the show
unwittingly flatters D.C., depicting a city of ruthless, steely
competence. The real thing is a clown show consumed by
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