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Tom Sherwood's Notebook

We just can’t let go of the Virginia elections. Republican Ed Gillespie got his head handed to him. As everyone now knows, the soft-talking Democrat Ralph Northam won going away, 53.9 percent to 44.9 percent. The Libertarian Party’s Chris Hyra barely...
After a 17-year odyssey through ideas, designs, redirections and reconsiderations, our national capital finally could be getting a memorial to former President Dwight Eisenhower. Last week, we stopped by the dedication site at 4th Street and Maryland Avenue SW, just...
Carol Schwartz has something to say. And it takes her 745 pages to do it. The former school board member, D.C. Council representative and five-time mayoral candidate is out with her new self-published book, “Quite a Life: From Defeat to Defeat...
Happy Halloween 2017. Never mind that our national politics are scary, the stock market explosion is getting scary, and the world itself is scarier with warfare and nuclear threats than at any time in recent history. Let’s not let reality get...
It seems that every jurisdiction in America — maybe except Mayberry, N.C. — wants to be home to Amazon’s second headquarters. The District of Columbia this week released four potential sites for the headquarters that could consume up to 8...
Concealed-carry handgun advocates won another victory in the District last week. It may be time to fire up my idea of a gun store on Capitol Hill. If guns are going to be readily available in the District, concealed-carry or...
Again, the rush of news consumes us. Too much of it horrific. The slaughter in Las Vegas. The heartache and ruin in Puerto Rico made worse, many believe, by the slow federal response and the insensitive tweeting by President Donald Trump. And,...
Mayor Muriel Bowser, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan set off on a two-day trade mission to Canada on Monday to promote tourism, trade and diplomatic relations. We don’t know about trade and diplomatic relations, but there...
As if our current-day national politics and world tensions are not enough (point to most anywhere on earth), along comes the Vietnam War, reprised, reconsidered, roaring back in an 18-hour PBS series. It reminds us that this war is...
At first glance, Karl Racine dropping out of any potential race for mayor suggests an easier road for Mayor Muriel Bowser and a tougher road for Vincent Gray if — or probably when — Gray gets in. Racine, the D.C....

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