We did something unusual for a Coffee Party event. With two distinguished guests — Linda Killian, senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center, columnist for Politico and US World & News Report and the author of The Freshmen: What Happened To The Republican Revolution? and Darrell West, the vice president and director of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institute — we decided to do a panel discussion, moderated by Annabel Park, and then open it up to questions and comments. The result was a really productive town hall style discussion.
Busboys was nice enough to provide, not only free coffee, but free tea for participants! There were about 70 people here (we are writing from location before dashing off to Frederick, MD for a 4 PM film festival screening).
C-SPAN, CNN, Fox News, and Voice of America were all there, so look for the news reports. The panel discussion that opened the meeting is available at C-SPAN's website: