I’ve been staying local of late, so my encounters with Beltway traffic have been few. The impact is there, though. For example, I blew off a meeting with an author tomorrow because he wanted to meet downtown in the late afternoon, which would have required dealing with the evening rush on the way home. Three hours round trip for a one hour meeting is something I tend to avoid when I can, especially when it looks like the roads are going to be icy again.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.