When education advocates pointed out inadequate education funding in Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed budget, we were resigned to the idea that planned tax cuts would need to be sacrificed to fund our schools. Although we support the idea that...
Amid nationwide and global criticism of President Donald Trump’s move to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, many U.S. cities and states have reaffirmed their support for the international agreement. On Monday, Mayor Muriel Bowser signed an executive order...
It was a simple campaign clarion call. Marion Barry, former street activist, former school board member and D.C. Council member, was running for mayor. And “Take a Stand” posters flooded the District. Barry ran a progressive, upstart campaign against incumbent Mayor...
The sequel to Al Gore’s 2006 documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” is due out this summer. While everyone is concerned worldwide with climate change and global warming, I feel that environmentalism starts at home. With this lovely spring weather I’ve had...
By Kelly Brinkley On Thursday, June 8, more than 350 D.C. nonprofits will join together with other organizations throughout the Washington metropolitan area to take part in United Way of the National Capital Area’s “Do More 24” — the region’s...
Residents in Georgetown and neighboring communities are justifiably disturbed and angered by the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to move the 70-year-old historic northern flight path from Reagan National Airport away from the commercial district of Arlington, Va., and across...
In 2015, Washington Post “Wonkblog” reporter Roberto Ferdman tried out the award-winning Wegmans supermarket. He looked carefully for downsides, but had few nits to pick. His article was ultimately titled “Why Wegmans really is the best supermarket in the...
About 150 years ago, likely just before the start of the U.S. Civil War, workers installed a 30-inch-wide cast-iron water main in Northwest Washington, underneath what is now MacArthur Boulevard. Earlier this month, workers were back at the site —...
“Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.” — Mary Ellen Kelly “An object at rest tends to stay at rest, especially if you’re...
Ann Heuer’s May 17 Viewpoint concerning open government in D.C. reminds me of Florida’s “Sunshine” law, which requires that all meetings of decision-making or advisory public entries must be noticed and open to the public (with exceptions for such...

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