How important are the vices of off-duty Secret Service agents?

Surely the unspoken rule till now has been that traveling Secret Service agents may go to prostitutes provided they receive, um, secret service. Try as I may to be shocked or angered by this variation on “don’t ask, don’t tell,” I cannot. A gay person employed by the government should not be forced to hide his or her sexual orientation. But neither should a john employed by the government be encouraged to over-share with his or her superiors. They’d rather not know. I’d rather not know. Unless of course it gets in the way of getting in the way of an assassin’s bullet.”

- Timothy Noah, Secret Service Sex: The TV Show

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Reminder! We’ll be in D.C. next Wednesday, Feb. 29 for a special night with The New Republic at Busboys and Poets. It’s a free event, and you can RSVP on the Longreads Facebook page.

“Uncovering the Cover Story” will feature The New Republic’s Rachel Morris, Eliza Gray, Alec MacGillis,…

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Reminder! We’ll be in D.C. next Wednesday, Feb. 29 for a special night with The New Republic at Busboys and Poets. It’s a free event, and you can RSVP on the Longreads Facebook page.

“Uncovering the Cover Story” will feature The New Republic’s Rachel Morris, Eliza Gray, Alec MacGillis,…

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Reading List for ‘Uncovering the Cover Story’ with Longreads and The New Republic

longreads:

Reminder! We’ll be in D.C. next Wednesday, Feb. 29 for a special night with The New Republic at Busboys and Poets.

It’s a free event, and you can RSVP on the Longreads Facebook page.

“Uncovering the Cover Story” will feature The New Republic’s Rachel Morris, Eliza Gray, Alec MacGillis, Timothy Noah and Editor Richard Just.


Want some #longreads to check out beforehand? Here’s a reading list:

• Eliza Gray, Assistant Editor: “The Collector.”


• Alec MacGillis, Senior Editor: “The Guy Who Fires You: What voters really think about Romney’s wealth.” and “Temperamental Journey: The peculiar anger of Mitt Romney.”


• Timothy Noah, Senior Editor and TRB columnist: “The Mobility Myth: Why everyone overestimates American equality of opportunity.”

Join us on February 29th at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC for this event!

longreads:

Coming Wednesday, Feb. 29!

The New Republic and Longreads present: “Uncovering the Cover Story,” featuring Rachel Morris, Eliza Gray, Alec MacGillis, Timothy Noah, and The New Republic Editor Richard Just.

Busboys & Poets

Washington, D.C., 7 p.m., Free

RSVP on our Facebook Event page