HOUSEKEEPING….Quick housekeeping note. If you try to bring up the Washington Monthly site and get this message:

Couldn’t connect to MySQL server on localhost: Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock’ (11)

Don’t worry: it’s nothing wrong on your end. This problem has cropped up a couple of times a day for the past month or two, and usually lasts anywhere from a few minutes to an hour. It’s something on our end, but I don’t really know exactly what it is or what to do about it. Someday we’ll probably figure it out, but in the meantime, if you get this message just wait a few minutes or an hour and try again.

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