This week, Sam Youngman's lengthy piece about how he needed to leave Washington, D.C., in order to maximize his true humble-brag potential struck a chord in the insular world of people who care about the lengthy gazes Beltway journalists take into their own navels, where there is much to ponder.
But beyond the immediate and paramount importance of Youngman finally figuring out how to be the most trill-y, his piece pointed the way toward a new genre of Politico longread -- one that I hope other D.C. journalists and political media types make good use of in the coming year. In the hopes of firing the imagination of the most insufferable Washingtonians, I've come up with 10 ideas that can be pitched right now.
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