1. I had a whole rant on this worked up, but this DCist recap of an Iowa elected official trying to score points off DC showed me that we've got covered. I have grown to accept that people use DC or Washington or the Beltway as code for the government. It's convenient to forget that actual people, actual taxpayers, actual disenfranchised voters live here. Or maybe it's not. Maybe that's why we're such an easy target.
2. I am always amused to discover the thigns prior generations were sure would be our downfall, so this profile of a 1920's female DC police officer interested me.
3. And this story of a penguin who visits his human buddy every year is just as adorable as you might expect.