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Few people regularly attend local government meetings, and those who do usually can be categorized as representing an interest or as preparing to run for office. Occasionally someone stands apart. Emerson Drake is such a person.
Like many school children, Congress is on spring break, so many House members are in their districts meeting with constituents. Rep. Jeff Denham has a couple of meetings scheduled, but unlike his previous sessions, these are labeled "Listening Sessions" and will be held in churches.
Some of the most persuasive arguments on our Opinions pages don't appear in the columns or editorials. Editorial cartoonists can make a point more effectively than those of us, ahem, who occupy as much or more space.