Since 2010, D.C. has added more than 9,000 units of affordable housing in the city. Nearly all of it depends upon subsidies achieved through federal tax breaks. Meanwhile, Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration has separately budgeted $100 million in each of...
Thanks to the outstanding investigative reporting of WAMU, which exposed the false graduations from Ballou High School, investigators have found that many other District high schools have given undeserving students diplomas. The main reason stated for the scandal is that...
Getting “high” is easy here in D.C.’s Northwest. All it takes is a casual stroll to the District’s official highpoint – its highest point of natural elevation – located in Fort Reno Park, a few blocks from the Tenleytown shops...
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...
To the long-standing dismay of many D.C. residents, Congress is empowered to establish laws affecting the District and to overturn local D.C. laws. All too frequently, it exercises this authority. At the same time, Washingtonians aren’t adequately represented in the...
On Monday afternoon, our area and nation will be mesmerized by the total solar eclipse. It will darken our skies, but the shadow will last only for a couple of minutes. It will take a lot longer for the dark...
While many essential environmental protection initiatives have abstract global aims, others have a direct impact on daily life close to home. A new Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments report has identified one such success story. Efforts to reduce pollution have...
Some troubling decisions by the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation over the past year have endangered or eliminated locally popular services in favor of adhering to unnecessary citywide goals. While there have been some meaningful reversals in response...
D.C. Council Bill B22-0153, “The Hardy School Disposition and Lease Agreement Act of 2017,” is a naked attempt by the mayor and D.C. Council to bestow a public asset (the old Hardy School at 4470 Q St. NW) upon...
People can disagree, but it is sad when discussion about an issue degenerates into lying about an individual or organization. Jose Miguel Vivanco’s Viewpoint piece in the Feb. 14 Current includes the demonstrably false and defamatory statement that “Public...

Top Stories