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Tom Sherwood's Notebook

We live in a dangerous world. It’s worth saying again. We live in a dangerous world. But, really, a spit of a sidewalk is too dangerous to keep open to the public? We’re referring to the sidewalk on the south side of the...
Ward 4 D.C. Council member Brandon Todd has a political mess on his hands. Somebody’s been bad at accounting for tens of thousands of dollars in a campaign report. A new audit from the Office of Campaign Finance is withering....
A lot is going on. First, the fun stuff. Opening day for the Nationals is Monday against the Miami Marlins. Your Notebook took in a Nats spring training game last week in West Palm Beach, checking in with local fans at the...
Metered street parking downtown is difficult to find. City transportation officials say as much as one-fourth of downtown traffic results from cars and trucks circling, looking for street parking convenient to wherever they’re going. Your Notebook has worn out our Twitter...
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...
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...
But first a little fun. Should former Mayor Tony Williams get off the sidelines and run for mayor again? More than a few folks would like that. So we asked him on Monday. He was at the DC Chamber of Commerce leading a...
The national news, it is exhausting. We cannot look away, nor should we, nor could we. Even if we tried, it would seep through our cellphones and conversations and computers. As we wrote last week, associating with or promoting Nazi ideology...
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...
If you’re so important, well, so am I. My security detail is bigger than your detail. My security barrier is bigger … Oh, never mind. You get the point. The image of having “security” is epidemic in the nation’s capital. For...

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