Politics & Government

February 10, 2010 4:33 PM

Blizzard paralyzes Washington, but is that really news?

Federal agencies have been closed since Friday afternoon, the House of Representatives and the Senate have canceled all votes, and the endless stream of luncheons, congressional hearings, press conferences and cocktail parties — the lifeblood of political Washington — is frozen. But few of the functions of government stopped, leading to an uncomfortable question: Does anyone out there care that the seat of political power in the United States has been in hibernation for nearly a week?

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