The Beltway Bible

A Totally Serious A-Z Guide To Our No-Good, Terrible, Sometimes Hilarious Government.

The Beltway Bible

This eyebrow-raising glossary of DC-isms includes insights such as:

Why everyone in Washington is an “Expert”

Why “Strategist” is ‘Washington’ for unemployed

How lobbyists help write our bills, the value of Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Twitter Account, and how Washington really works


ELIOT NELSON is a political reporter and editor at The Huffington Post’s Washington, D.C. bureau and author of HuffPost Hill, a humorous political tip sheet which has become a must-read for hundreds of thousands of political junkies in Washington and beyond.