“We are hopeful at this point it will be open by the morning,” WSSC spokeswoman Lyn Riggins said late Thursday. “We’re going to do the best we can. There is a lot of damage to the road.”Photo Credit: NBC Washington This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story on our mobile site.
California keeps reminding us what has gone astray with America in recent years.The state is in the midst of a crippling four-year-old drought.
Some food for thought
About 20 years ago, I was spending time with David Wilkerson in New York City when a storm unexpectedly broke out as we were leaving a building.
We have a royal class in America. They are those who trot around as if they were billionaires, with security, administrative staffs, special meals, wonderful trips — and unspoken disdain for the rest of us.
July 4th is one of my favorite celebrations. It’s not just the parades, flag waving, barbecue and fireworks — though these help — it’s the meaning behind the day. The understanding that we could be living in a different country, under British rule — but that our forefathers had the strength and courage to declare themselves free and independent people and to fight for our freedom.
Downtown San Francisco feels like a large public toilet without enough janitors. More than once this year, I’ve seen men drop their pants in public places — including at Fifth and Market — to leave a smelly mess on the sidewalk. You can walk for blocks and never escape the stench of stale urine. At lunchtime, I see street people passed out on high-traffic sidewalks, and I am afraid to walk around them.
Whether we live in fly-over country or in the four or five battleground states to matter in 2016, there are a few things on the GOP Must Do List that my politically disparate group of acquaintances seems to agree on.