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Jason Dick is the interim editor for Roll Call. He was previously the publication's Capitol Hill editor, Heard on the Hill editor and House leadership editor. Prior to his time at Roll Call, he was editor of National Journal Daily and its predecessor publication, CongressDaily. He began his journalism career in Washington at National Journal’s environmental news daily, GreenWire, in 1998. A native of Arizona and a resident of Capitol Hill, he has also worked for the AmeriCorps program in West Virginia, and taught in Arizona and West Virginia.

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Randy Weber 'Now' Realizes Hitler Comparison Wasn't Cool

Jan. 13, 2015

“I now realize that the use of Hitler invokes pain and emotional trauma for those affected by the atrocities of the Holocaust and victims of anti-Semitism and hate.”

HOH Word of the Week: Satire

Jan. 12, 2015

“SATIRE, n. — An obsolete kind of literary composition in which the vices and follies of the author’s enemies were expounded with imperfect tenderness. In this country satire never had more than a sickly and uncertain existence, for the soul of it is wit, wherein we are dolefully deficient, the humor that we mistake for it, like all humor, being tolerant and sympathetic. Moreover, although Americans are ‘endowed by their Creator’ with abundant vice and folly, it is not generally known that these are reprehensible qualities, wherefore the satirist is popularly regarded as a soul-spirited knave, and his ever victim’s outcry for codefendants evokes a national assent.

The Capitol Quip Blues

Jan. 10, 2015

Thanks to the readers who contributed captions for last week’s Capitol Quip contest. Here’s the winning entry, as voted by readers of Heard on the Hill.

The Dangerous Lives of Satirists

Jan. 9, 2015

“Foreigners are sometimes amazed at the suffering that we are willing to undergo here, and at the same time they are amazed at the things we are still able to laugh at. It’s difficult to explain, but without the laughter we would simply be unable to do the serious things. If one were required to increase the dramatic seriousness of his face in relation to the seriousness of the problems he had to confront, he would quickly petrify and become his own statue.”

#FF: She-Span on Tumblr

Jan. 9, 2015

If you’re waiting for a bus and are startled by a facsimile of a female member of Congress looking at you, fret not. It’s just another manifestation of She-Span, an art project dedicated to representing the women in Congress and ably chronicled both in public spaces and at

Capito Mourns Her Father, Former Gov. and Rep. Arch Moore (Updated)

Jan. 8, 2015

Updated Jan. 9, 6:53 p.m. | Former West Virginia Gov. and Rep. Arch Moore, the father of newly sworn in Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., died in Charleston on Wednesday. He was 91.

#tbt: 'Vitter Dissed' on Swearing-In Day 2009

Jan. 8, 2015

My, how things change. When the 111th Congress was sworn in six years ago, on Jan. 6, 2009, Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., walked down the chamber aisle to be sworn in for her third term — sans her home-state colleague, Republican David Vitter.

Random Awesome Passages From Rep. Steve Israel's 'The Global War on Morris'

Jan. 7, 2015

As Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., rolls out his book tour for his satirical novel “The Global War on Morris,” Roll Call After Dark makes note of some of the book’s passages, in a random and hopefully entertaining manner.

HOH Name Game: Don't Mispronounce These

Jan. 6, 2015

Anyone new to Capitol Hill has to get to know a big group of people right away, and with 535 members of Congress, plus non-voting delegates and Puerto Rico’s resident commissioner all roaming the halls, getting all their names right is no easy feat.

'The Interview' Playing at a D.C. Theater Near You

Jan. 5, 2015

For those inclined to see “The Interview” on the big screen instead of video on demand or online, two theaters in Washington, D.C., are screening the Seth Rogen-James Franco-faux assassination of Kim Jong Un movie, differentiating themselves from what one outlet has pegged Hollywood’s Wussiest Moment of 2014.

Capitol Quip and the World's Reddest Deliberative Body

Jan. 5, 2015

For the first time since 2006, Democrats will head into a Senate controlled by the Republicans, which brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

A Capitol Quip Message for the 114th Congress

Jan. 5, 2015

Thanks to the readers who contributed captions for last week’s Capitol Quip contest. Here’s the winning entry, as voted by readers of Heard on the Hill.

HOH Word of the Week: Obstructionism

Jan. 5, 2015

“Obstructionism: What politicians routinely accuse the opposition party leaders of doing when their legislative priorities are blocked. The charges are often deeply hypocritical, depending on the majority or minority status of the politician making the charge.”

Out With the Old Capitol Quip ...

Dec. 31, 2014

The five finalists for this week’s caption contest are ready for your votes.

Meet the New Capitol Quip ...

Dec. 29, 2014

Out with the old Congress and in with the new! The 114th Congress will be sworn in soon, which brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Have a Cuba Libre With Capitol Quip!

Dec. 21, 2014

President Barack Obama’s new positioning toward Cuba provides this week’s Capitol Quip.

A Gold Star for Capitol Quip

Dec. 20, 2014

Thanks to the readers who contributed captions for last week’s Capitol Quip contest. Here’s the winning entry, as voted by readers of Heard on the Hill.

D.C. Helps Stephen Colbert Say Goodbye

Dec. 19, 2014

Citizens of #ThisTown were among the pop culture illuminati sending off faux conservative blowhard Stephen Colbert on the final episode of “The Colbert Report,” all to a resounding singalong of “We’ll Meet Again.”

The Five Capitol Quips of Christmas

Dec. 17, 2014

The five finalists for this week’s caption contest are ready for your votes.

Liver Let Die, Foie La La Ducks Controversy

Dec. 17, 2014

The second annual Foie La La competition is under way on H Street Northeast, with nine establishments going beak to beak for the hearts and minds (and livers?) of diners with a taste for foie gras.

Shocked, Shocked Woodhouse Brothers Are Fighting on Cable TV

Dec. 16, 2014

With all the spontaneity of a professional wrestling match, the Woodhouse brothers, liberal Brad and conservative Dallas, argued their political points on cable television today and their mom called in to scold them.

HOH Word of the Week: Clinker

Dec. 15, 2014

“Clinker. n. An amendment or rider to a bill that is so out of place that it stands out like a wrong musical note. In November 1973, President Nixon complained about “a couple of clinkers” in the Alaska pipeline bill with which business groups were unhappy. See also joker.

Calendar: 'Through a Lens Darkly' Illuminates Screens

Dec. 15, 2014

Thomas Allen Harris worked on his latest film project, “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People,” for years, and it was released in Washington on Dec. 12.

Lighting the Capitol Quip Christmas Tree

Dec. 14, 2014

All Congress wants for Christmas is, what exactly? That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

D.C. Marijuana Rider is Officially Chopped Liver

Dec. 11, 2014

As the “cromnibus” careened in fits and starts on Thursday’s alleged get-out-of-town day, advocates for the District of Columbia got the latest in series of jabs, this time not even warranting a mention in the White House Statement of Administrative Policy.

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