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D.C. Rocks

By now the news is all over the wires that DC has experienced a small earthquake (4.5 on the Richter, though centered 100 miles from DC) about an hour ago. Having been through many earthquakes large and small in California, I thought immediately as it was happening, “This feels exactly like an earthquake. But we don’t get earthquakes here. Must be a terrorist nuke going off. How come my ligths are still on?”

Steven F. Hayward is a visiting professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a fellow of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington. He writes daily at Powerlineblog.com.

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