May 6, 2017 - IL, United States of America - Farm fields in spring viewed from 10,000 feet May 6, 2017 in Northern Illinois. (Credit Image: © Preston Keres/Planet Pix via ZUMA Wire)

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Amanda Whiting is a staff writer for Washingtonian Magazine in Washington, DC. She writes about politics and current affairs. You can also find her work in InStyle, The Inertia and Honolulu Magazine.