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A long way to go and no way to get there

PencilPaper“I really think WMATA has a long way to go to improve its transparency and its communication in order to maintain public confidence.” - Montgomery County Council Member Tom Hucker (D-5)

In a nutshell, the ongoing problems with the local subway system continue to bedevil the managers at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and those managers have no one to blame for their problems but themselves.

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Enter the 47 Ronin

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That sound you heard is not the ice breaking, though the warming weather could be the sign of Hell to come.
No, the sound this week heard in the capital was that of the straw breaking the camel’s back.
In the last two weeks the Republican leaders in the House and Senate – a fine group of well-dressed aging white men and women who share millions in campaign contributions from the richest defense contractors – got together to undermine the President by inviting Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to the congress and warn them what a horrible idea it was to make a deal with Iran.
Then in an even cheekier move, 47 Ronin from the senate spurred by a junior senator from the Middle Ages sent a letter to Iran which will be debated for as long as cow dung smells.

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