For this month's Readers' Review: "Drown" -- the debut collection of short stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz. Twenty years ago, Diaz published ten heart-breaking tales about a fragmented family from the Dominican Republic finding their way in 1980s America.
The former Washington National Airport is now Ronald Reagan National Airport. A large, new building in downtown Washington, D.C. carries his name. Now the move is on to erect a memorial to the 1980s-era president on the National Mall, despite the fact that the plans violate longstanding rules governing what can be built there. A panel talks about what’s behind the powerful movement to honor this popular two-term president.
- Rep. George Miller (D-California), senior Democrat, House Resources Committee
- Rep. Jim Gibbon (R-Nevada), member, House Resources Committee
- John Parsons chairman of the National Capital Memorial Commission and associate regional director of the National Park Service
- Grover Norquist president, Americans for Tax Reform
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