As if recent political events haven't been enough fun, Reston was just named one of the 10 best cities for political junkies by U.S. News and World Report, which apparently no longer publishes anything but top 10 lists about random cities you wouldn't be caught dead in -- except Reston, of course.
Anyhoo! Here's what they said about Reston:
If, as political scientists have found, tight-knit communities produce more interest in politics, Reston, Va., is a prime example. Located 20 miles outside of Washington, Reston is a planned community with a neighborly spirit. It stands out in Northern Virginia for its green pathways, European-style town plazas for commercial districts, and a neighborhood association that provides public services.Hmmm. Aren't "public services" socialism, albeit earth-toned socialism?
Sadly, the article didn't mention our history of political activism, or our entertaining local elections, or our nuanced discussion of the issues, or even our political gatherings. In your face, also-ran cities like Bethesda, Md., Syracuse, N.Y., and Brookline, Mass.!