If you’re like me, your Sundays are connected to a sprawling cast of fantasy characters and mythic beasts. No, I’m not talking about the weekend political-pundit shows, where a revolving lineup of spokespeople come out to dodge hard questions, create mythological scenarios, and generally practice voodoo economics and mass-media hypnosis. (And that goes for every side of the aisle! Disappearing truths and conjured lies have no political affiliations.) I’m ballyhooing my Sunday nights (after the kids are asleep, or at least pretending to be) and I watch my DVR’d episode of “Game of Thrones.”
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Returning from the nation’s capital can turn even a jaded civic cynic into a wide-eyed variation on Jimmy Stewart’s character in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” Leisurely strolling and then practically limping past all the famous monuments — travel tip: don’t do a walking tour of D.C. in 100+ weather — I couldn’t help but be impressed by the faith in mankind and divine providence that influenced America’s founding and preservation.