Press: Capital Reading

National Journal tells all

The unaccustomed reader is first put off by the loose-leaf holes along the spine of the magazine's austere brown cover; an invitation to scholars and librarians, he thinks. Vowing to persevere, he skips stories about the Rotterdam oil market and campaign-financing laws and tries one examining the computer industry's relations with the Labor Department. Uninvited daydreams about the Maryland shore intrude. He tries reading "Congress and the Dairy Industry." Muscles relax, the heartbeat slows. Then he turns to "Managing the National Grain Reserves." Zzzzzzzz.

No one ever said reading...

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