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Washington Hotwire welcomes Comments from its readers.

Comments are limited to 200 words or 1200 characters. The Comments box is designed not to take any more words or characters. The Articles are, similarly, limited – to 500 words or 3000 characters.

The word limit on Articles and Comments is designed to ensure precision and brevity. The bane of the Internet is long, lengthy, winding, repetitive, boring, writing that is insipid, plain, awful.

Comments are not moderated. However, the Editor will delete Comments that run afoul of the guidelines below –

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