The Current’s July 19 issue included an article on the alarm over the decline in the Connecticut Avenue NW corridor between Macomb and Porter streets. Despite the presence of a Metrorail station, restaurants, a well-established commercial history, and such...
The District’s millionaires are laughing all the way to the bank. Did you know that the D.C. Council just gave them a special tax break? In this year’s budget, members voted to keep an inheritance tax cut that will raise...
It is a shocking fact of life that if you visit any property in Northwest Washington that is owned by American University (AU) and you park on a public street in a legal parking space rather than in an...
In a city with a surging population and no room to expand its roads, it’s a given that we need a strong public transportation system. And in a neighborhood that lacks a Metro station, it’s also a given that...
In a divisive world, it is theater, music and dance that remind us of our common humanity. Carla Huber — founder and producing/artistic director of the In Series — brings intimate, affordable opera, zarzuela and cabaret to those fortunate...
In the Viewpoint column in the Jan. 24 edition, Louis Nevins laments the fact that D.C. income tax law regarding deductions allows only itemized deductions permitted under federal rules. Thus, for 2018, D.C. filers will no longer be allowed to...
If you’re so important, well, so am I. My security detail is bigger than your detail. My security barrier is bigger … Oh, never mind. You get the point. The image of having “security” is epidemic in the nation’s capital. For...
As we watch District students start a new school year, we wonder how many of them would be doing better in school if they had received high-quality early care and education. How many of them are struggling against deficits...
Before developers unsheath their sledgehammers to raze 4000 Wisconsin Ave. NW — a large, reasonably attractive, rather youthful structure — how about shaking a leg and rebuilding the American University Park site a mile or so away that once...
The national news, it is exhausting. We cannot look away, nor should we, nor could we. Even if we tried, it would seep through our cellphones and conversations and computers. As we wrote last week, associating with or promoting Nazi ideology...

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