At one point amid the recent federal budget negotiations, pundits were placing the risk of a government shutdown at 50-50. Historically, such situations have been disruptive to many D.C. residents and tourists — but amid last week’s fears that...
Affordable housing in D.C. is the paramount question! Rent control is the obvious answer! The D.C. Tenants’ Advocacy Coalition believes you can’t have one without the other. It is truly D.C.’s largest affordable housing initiative; it dwarfs all others...
It's bad enough when a member of Congress tries to meddle in the District's local governance to advance an ideological agenda. Now, we face the prospect of an even more dispiriting form of congressional interference. This time, Congress would be...
Efforts to build a public outdoor pool in Ward 3 for summer family recreation have been ongoing for years. Neighbors in every location that has been suggested have successfully resisted having this pool built in their community. Now we’re down...
Last month, American University elected its first black female Student Government president — junior Taylor Dumpson. Her victory received little attention at first; this outcome is hardly novel in 2017. But then came a ghastly response: Someone, not yet identified,...
In response to The Current’s June 28 editorial “Burdensome preschool regulations merit further review,” the Office of the State Superintendent of Education would like to clarify the process by which the regulations were developed and the impact of a...
The mayor has submitted to the D.C. Council an initial batch of amendments to the District’s current Comprehensive Plan, which dates from 2006. They’re attracting intense public scrutiny, in part because the mayor has made no secret of her...
In his Sept. 20 Viewpoint, David Schwartzman favors raising D.C. income taxes so that “those profiting most from Metro pay their fair share.” He then refers specifically to “those with larger businesses and wealthy residents.” But they are not, as...
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...
The Current’s Oct. 25 editorial “Overprotective preservation” could not be more wrong as it applies to the West Heating Plant. The design of the building must be seen from afar to be appreciated — from my apartment on 26th...

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