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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...
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...
This past Saturday, your Notebook biked a few minutes to Arena Stage for the theater’s Community Day. A long line of people — in good spirits despite the long line — was waiting to get into Arena Stage's costume sale....
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...
“Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.” — Mary Ellen Kelly “An object at rest tends to stay at rest, especially if you’re...
No matter what the meteorologists or astronomers officially say, summer ends for most us with Labor Day. We know because football — high school, college and pro — is upon us. But warning signs are flashing. Are we seeing football’s...
Turkey, tinsel and traffic. The holiday season is here. Our news media love to report the AAA estimates for holiday travel. This year the auto lobby group estimated that nearly 51 million Americans would be traveling 50 miles or more...
It was a simple campaign clarion call. Marion Barry, former street activist, former school board member and D.C. Council member, was running for mayor. And “Take a Stand” posters flooded the District. Barry ran a progressive, upstart campaign against incumbent Mayor...

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