The elections in Virginia. The re-emerging #MeToo movement. Oh, and those little marches here and around the country that surprised the nation in their intensity last January. There has been a lot of pain to get to this point, but most anyone...
We don’t envy the task of piecing together a school budget. Principals, their fellow administrators and interested parents must balance conflicting desires and practical realities while determining how to spend their school’s allotted funds — and even then, they...
For mayor Though Mayor Muriel Bowser does not face any viable challengers in next week’s Democratic primary, she will have to face several major issues if she wins a second term come November. Key among them are controlling crime, keeping...
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...
Should workers who get most of their earnings from tips be entitled to the same minimum wage — directly from their employers, not withstanding any gratuities — as those who do not receive tips? With Initiative 77, District residents...
Most small parks in the District are unfortunately under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, which does not have the funding, or often even the interest, to maintain them properly. Many, as a result, are in terrible condition. Thankfully,...
Something is wrong at various D.C. playing fields, and the officials in charge have been reluctant to even say where. About a month ago, news trickled out anecdotally that the D.C. Department of General Services, which is responsible for the...
As the saying goes, you can’t beat city hall. But it’s even harder to beat the U.S. Department of State. That’s the lesson that many Sheridan-Kalorama residents have learned from decades of dealing with blighted properties and other issues with...
Last month, the District unveiled the long-awaited, much-scrutinized renovation of Burleith’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts — a $165 million project that cost more than twice the originally requested budget. “Let ’em talk about how much it cost,” Mayor...
By: Davis Kennedy The District government has been very successful in many areas, especially on the financial front. But the one area where our government’s results have been deplorable is in public education, particularly among minority students. According to last year’s...

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