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Sunday, August 08, 2004


If yesterday's beltway news was the defection of Louisiana Rep. Rodney Alexander to the Republicans after so many of his state's Democrats worked so hard for him so recently, then today's is surely Alan Keyes' apparent decision to run for Senate from Illinois.

Locally today's Post has a good story about how Montgomery County and other jurisdictions actually encourage sprawl by focusing development on creating jobs disproportionate to the number of new homes.