Inauguration Stories In Today's Washington Post
Lots to read as we get closer to the big day. Pulitzer Prize winner Anne Hull checks in with the good folks in Brinkley, Ark., finding plenty who are not caught up in Obama-mania. A "sense of apprehension prevails in a place that rejected the new president and now warily awaits his version of America," Hull writes.
But hold the tears. We're popular again abroad -- or at least he is: Expats for Obama!
Columnist Eugene Robinson stays closer to home, asking whether the city will survive the inauguration madness. "Days early, gridlock has already begun to close its grip on Washington's federal core -- a 10-minute crosstown trip can take two or three times as long as it should. But traffic is far from the only thing the city has to be anxious about."
On a happier note, some people won't have to stake out a spot at dawn to get a great view of the inaugural parade. But a downer -- no fireworks for the first time in 28 years, reports Richard Leiby. "it just didn't come up," a spokeswoman says.
More on the Whistle Stop Tour.
Columnist Michael Gerson bets Obama will deliver a speech worthy of the historic moment.
And just how big is that moment, exactly? So big that Georgetown University's basketball coach is delaying practice.
Photo of wax Obama in Amsterdam by Evert Elzinga -- Associated Press
David A Nakamura
January 16, 2009; 7:00 AM ET
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