The National Park Service has refused to honor Freedom of Information Act requests regarding conversations on barricading Mount Vernon during the government shutdown. The reason? It would have a "chilling effect on the agency's deliberative processes."
Three gray busts with hollowed out eyes sat to the left of Virginia's chief medical examiner, their congenial expressions eerily at odds with their solemn purpose. Instead of the names of the men they depicted, the sculptures were identified only by the dates and locations that those men were found dead.