The Washington Post’s website says Dan Zak is a feature writer with a bachelor’s degree in literature and journalism, and his latest piece appears in the paper’s Style section.

But what’s it about? The dramatic excerpt provided in the promotional tweet doesn’t give a very clear idea that it comprises dispatches from inside The Resistance, but it might squeak through a freshman poetry class on a good day, or at least make would-be novelist Ben Rhodes jealous.

“This is not a normal time,” writes Zak, certainly proving the point when it comes to the nation’s major newspapers.

“A Supreme Court seat, open like a wound” is not journalism — at least not in our world.

At least The Washington Post provides some much-needed balance with its conservative blogger, Jennifer Rubin. Maybe some of her sober prose will put us back in a serious frame of mind; what’s she on about today?


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