Happy Tuesday! Today's Smart Brevity count: 1,399 words ... 5½ minutes.
☕ You're invited! If you'll be in D.C. on Thursday, join me at 8 a.m. for breakfast and conversation with Samantha Power, former UN ambassador, who's out today with a memoir, "The Education of an Idealist" ... Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ... and Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois.