One of the most enjoyable aspects of this 40-city is the variety of venues for our book events. Old town halls, renovated theaters, venerable churches and such great bars as Busboys and Poets in Washington DC, where I did an event this week with Progressive Democrats of America. Owned by Andy Shallal, who is both a savvy businessman and progressive firebrand, this restaurant/bookstore/bar/theater/hangout has hosted many boisterous political blowouts and we did our best to live up to that standard. Speaking of progressive Democrats, Representative John Conyers spent the evening with us, and we were also joined by two terrific congressional candidates — Donna Edwards of Maryland and Chellie Pingree of Maine. Now, I’m winging my way to Houston and points West.