December 1, 2013

Washington Scene: The Year Ahead

By Warren Belmar

The last week of December 2009 found President Obama and his family on vacation in Hawaii, the Congress in recess, and the District of Columbia calm and serene under a cover of snow that was beautiful to behold. This peaceful moment is far different from the Washington of the preceding weeks and months, when a continuing lack of civility among and between members of both political parties and their respective supporters made substantive debate of pressing legislation more of a wish than a reality. 

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