Fifty years later, those who made the District‘s renaissance possible are now paying for their commitment to Washington. The rapid decline of so many of the District’s communities started with the four days of riots in April 1968 following...
By WENDELL BERRY Because I was born in the middle of the Depression of the 1930s, I am a child of the New Deal. Because I was born to a farming family in Henry County, Kent., I am in particular...
As a former D.C. Public Schools teacher and parent of three current D.C. public and public charter school students, it is discouraging to see that many are using the city’s recent, and serious, public education scandals to call on...
We are Gwyneth Field, Elijah Weissman and Sabrina Kestnbaum-Cook. We are seventh graders at Sheridan School in Washington, DC.  We are athletes, club members and hard-working students. Although we are just 12 and 13 years old, we already know...
To the editor: In response to the recent letter “Kudos to Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton for joining the Climate Solutions Caucus” on March 21, I would like to state that Washington, D.C. is poised to become a national leader on...
Libraries were once a sacred secular space of silence and reverence - a place where one automatically lowered one’s voice. As a direct heir to the enlightenment, the establishment of libraries was a testament to the self-evident integrity of mankind,...
Two Viewpoints in the March 14 issue of the Northwest Current addressed the mayor’s proposal for revisions to the Framework Element of the Comprehensive Plan. One piece seemed to imply that planned unit developments (PUDs) are somehow illegitimate or extralegal....
We live in divisive times. Which is why Halcyon, with partners from across the city, is organizing a new festival that will connect people from diverse backgrounds and promote open and civil discourse. The “By the People” festival, which will...
Within a deeply partisan environment, Washington D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) showed that it is possible to reach across the aisle to tackle an issue that affects us all: climate change. On March 7, Norton announced that she was...
I have been in sports all my life, even making the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1996. Sports taught me lessons in life that have stayed with me for over 80 years. Winning is easy with good feelings, a...

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