It’s getting crowded now in DC. The Metro is beginning to fill, and downtown streets are in gridlock. But who cares? Everyone is talking to everyone else: families, tourists, military people, young guys with lip rings– swapping stories of how they got here, whether or not they got tickets, how they’re getting around. Somehow, beneath all those unfashionable layers, people are getting genuinely warm.
Award–winning journalist Andrea Bernstein is Senior Editor for Politics & Policy for WNYC News. She has previously served as Metro Editor, Political Director, Director of Transportation Nation, and Senior Reporter.