Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2 Inches of Snow Shuts Down Think Tank Row

Two inches of snow in Washington, DC has brought think tank row to its knees, shutting down many of the powerful think tanks along Massachusetts Avenue.

The snow has caused power outages in the Dupont Circle area, leaving many think tanks without power.  For example, the Brookings Institution is closed today, and its email server had been down as of early this morning.  Here is a sign in front of Brookings announcing the closure.

Prolific think tanker Justin Wolfers jokes that the closings will lead "American democracy to grind to a halt."  And reporter Laura Rozen says that the world will have to "muddle through without" the assistance of most of Washington's think tanks for a bit...