Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Union Station (Washington D.C.)

Flags are at half mast outside Union Station. At first I thought they were still for Antonin Scalia, who died several weeks ago, but a friend reminded me that Nancy Reagan had just died. It was appropriate then that hanging out in front of Union Station were clusters of homeless people and an elderly woman with swollen legs hanging over the curb into the street in front of the station, bawling loudly since the Reagan administration will forever be associated with cuts to social services, which ensured that more people living on the edge of society had harder, more miserable lives.

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