“Hope and Change” are finally coming to Washington, two years after President Obama promised them. The tone in our fair city changed this week, not just at the White House or in the Congress, but seemingly everywhere. Here's why:
If this first week of the year was any sign of things to come, maybe 2011 will bring better economic times and a lessening of the incivility and bitterness of the last two years. That's the kind of change everyone in Washington is looking for, and if we're lucky, we'll get it for the remaining 51 weeks of the year.