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The End of Liberalism Hubert H. Humphrey just can’t catch a break. First, his son loses a gubernatorial election to Jesse Ventura. Then the Minnesota Twins vow to leave the domed stadium that bears his name. Now even D.C. is getting in on the act: Last month, the pedestrian plaza in front of the Martin Luther King Library returned to the downtown traffic grid as the 900 block of G Street NW. And with the return of vehicular traffic comes the end of Washington’s living tribute to the liberal icon, in whose honor the plaza was renamed back in 1978. The demise of an urban-design flop has some Humphrey devotees vowing to keep up the fight. “We need to rename another plaza,” says former D.C. Council candidate John Capozzi, adding that his parents maintain a Humphrey shrine in their New Jersey home. “When they move out of that house, I hope to inherit it.”