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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

And now for something completely different

The Capitol again, but as we rarely see it: in the middle of a snowstorm.

It was announced early this morning that the Federal government would be closed for the day because of the weather. I hoped that didn't include the Supreme Court, a branch of the Federal government the last time I checked, but I couldn't find information anywhere on line, so I called their general information number.

"Supreme Court!" said the cheerful young man answering the phone, in a chipper tone that would have worked just as well for Dairy Queen or Old Navy.

Yes, he assured me, they were open. Considering the advanced ages of most of the justices, I have to give them a lot of credit for going to work on a day when the rest of the city was a tomb before the first snowflake fell.

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