When the government does something to benefit a campaign donor, any explanation or justification — even a wholly logical one — comes under a cloud of suspicion. Accordingly, we’ve followed with concern the saga of Fort Myer Construction and its...
When Jim Graham’s former constituents in Ward 1 look back on his 16 years on the D.C. Council, his insistence on responsive services surely ranks high in their memories. He was known to spend hours most mornings responding personally...
In a city where so many residents prefer to get around using public transportation, the DC Circulator is widely praised — and widely desired. The Circulator’s appeal has only grown as Metrorail works through safety and maintenance issues that have...
When students return to two Northwest universities this fall, they’ll be greeted by new presidents. Former Obama cabinet secretary Sylvia Burwell took over at American University this month, and University of Miami official Thomas LeBlanc will step in at...
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...
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 —...
When talking about the budget, it’s easy to paint a misleading picture of certain line items. A common tactic is to point to increased spending in some area or other and call it record-breaking, the highest ever — even...
The District is filled with parkland, with a host of recreational amenities and natural settings available within the city limits. Our good fortune is underscored in an April report by the Trust for Public Land’s Center for City Park...

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