Amy's Good Night; Low-Energy Debate; Dry Promises

Posted by on January 17, 2020 2:26 am
Categories: US Politics

Good morning. It’s Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, and I’m writing to you from my native Northern California. One hundred years ago today, the streets of San Francisco were packed with residents eager to score one last drink — or take home a stash of beer, wine, or something stronger. In New York City, by contrast, people seemed more subdued: Liquor store owners put their wares in wicker baskets on the street at liquidation prices. Hotels draped their restaurant tables in black cloth.
Prohibition had come to America.
I’ve written about this failed social experiment before. It is perhaps the classic…

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