Is anybody home at HUD?
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson (AFP Photo/Mandel Ngan)

This story was co-published with New York magazine. In mid-May, Steve Preston, who served as the secretary of housing and urban development in the final two years of the George W. Bush administration, organized a dinner at the Metropolitan Club in Washington, D.C., for the new chief of that department, Ben Carson, and five other former…