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It’s time for a history lesson!

The video above, produced by the Works Progress Administration, shows a day in the life of the capital in 1936, a city that the narrator says had “again become a war capital,” fighting ”a battle to put men to work.” It’s a concern not so different from the debates of Washington today.

The National Journal staff trekked to the roof of the Watergate to view the Discovery shuttle fly over DC. 

Our health/tech editor Maggie Fox brought her daughter along! 

Submit your Discovery photos to readers@nationaljournal.com

UPDATE: More photos from Maggie! Here we all are looking windblown. 

Left to right: Kate, Me (digital team/newsroom assistant), Alissa Swango (digital editor), Jenna Zwang (digital team), John Miller (PUSH team), Matt Vasilogambros (PUSH team) and Lara Seligman (PUSH team).

“The Discovery is flying over DC today! Keep an eye to the sky between 10 & 11am when it’s supposed to fly over the National Mall. Snap a pic and submit it to readers@nationaljournal.com.”



The cover of the April 7, 2012 issue of National Journal.
The Essential D.C. Toolbox: The days when trade-association executives could rely on a fat Rolodex are over. A whole new set of skills is needed.  By Chris Frates

The cover of the April 7, 2012 issue of National Journal.

The Essential D.C. Toolbox: The days when trade-association executives could rely on a fat Rolodex are over. A whole new set of skills is needed.  By Chris Frates

Here’s a graphic that looks like an amoeba.
Go here to hover over the bubbles and view total compensation packages for 558 chief executives of trade associations, labor unions, interest groups, think tanks, and other nonprofits.
Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner, is the large yellow bubble there at the top.
Goodell’s Compensation package: $11.5 million.
As a woman, I suggest clicking between “men” and “women” to compare.

Here’s a graphic that looks like an amoeba.

Go here to hover over the bubbles and view total compensation packages for 558 chief executives of trade associations, labor unions, interest groups, think tanks, and other nonprofits.

Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner, is the large yellow bubble there at the top.

Goodell’s Compensation package: $11.5 million.

As a woman, I suggest clicking between “men” and “women” to compare.