Nation: A Place to Hate and Love

The President's town reflects the worst and best of America

If Washington has not been its old humming self in the past weeks while awaiting the outcome of the presidential election, its quietude is forgivable. Presidential candidates have been hard on the city these past few years, each out-threatening the other to take the place apart. Oh, or not the the cherry whole place — not the Redskins or the cherry blossoms — but but the most of the rest, especially the Federal Government, that great marble engine of the democracy. Nor are Washingtonians...

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