Talking with Rachel Maddow about the Vital Richard Holbrooke



Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy According to the Washington Post‘s Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Richard Holbrooke’s last words were “You’ve got to stop this war in Afghanistan.” Above I speak to Rachel Maddow about Richard Holbrooke and why he mattered so significantly.

Disappointed Too: A Note on Comments



In some of the comments posted in earlier entries, a mentor of mine posted a note to me: Steve, I have followed The Washington Note periodically and have been increasingly concerned to see in the “Comments” how your website has attracted progressively more and stronger reactions of the vilest racist kind in response to your…

Not Ready for Richard Holbrooke to Go



Richard Holbrooke has been one of my most important touch points in Washington and has been a close friend, adviser, and in recent years — a partner in sorting through and discussing in private some of America’s biggest national security and foreign policy challenges.

CURE: A Night of Meaningful Philanthropy in Washington



(Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch of “Glee” pay tribute to CURE Epilepsy Volunteer of the Year Tammy Haddad) Susan Axelrod, Connie Milstein and Tammy Haddad — three powerhouse players in Washington — have quickly raised DC consciousness about the debilitating brain disorder epilepsy.