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Make It Rain: Washington is the best city for women’s salaries, according to Forbes. +5

Revisionist History: The Weekly Standard is using the Pug’s Dirty Asian Summer Punch fiasco an example of political correctness gone mad. But what’s so wrong with telling a bar that it can’t hang up a slant-eyed Asian caricature? -3

Chief Love Officer: Whatever you think of Natwar Gandhi‘s tenure as D.C.’s chief financial officer, you have to admit that the reason for his resignation is sweet, and also a little weird. +2

The Post, Post-15th St.: When it comes to the Post‘s headquarters search, Virginia can back right off. -1

Thursday’s Needle rating: 52 Today’s score: +3 It’s Friday: +1 Today’s Needle rating: 56