In the DC Metro Area, imagine the highways moving into and out of the District as a circle.

The traffic moving clockwise is known as the Inner Loop.

The traffic moving counter-clockwise is known as the Outer Loop.

This is the same philosophy behind this blog, to bring a view of contemporary politics from the counter-clockwise perspective. A left-leaning, right-sympathizing, centrist-castigating pool of commentary.

The dash in the middle? That’s just for style, baby.

The Outer-Loop, where politics and loops collide.

You can contact the editor at charlesmalek AT gmail DOT com.