By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The past quarter century has seen a revolution in quality and quantity of dining experiences in the Greater Washington area, a fact that 1,600 silver- and boa-clad attendees were more than ready to cheer. There were so many cheers, in fact, that as the evening progressed, it was nearly impossible to hear what award presenters — local notables handing winners their crystal obelisk trophies — were saying under the spotlights.