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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...
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...
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....
Our neighbor to the south, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, is entering the final six weeks of his term in office. But don’t think he’s finished with politics, either in his state or in the nation. McAuliffe appeared last week on...
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is mild-mannered almost to a fault. But don’t mistake that for any weakness. “This case is about the right of hundreds of millions of Americans to honest government,” Frosh said Monday as he stood by...
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...
Since 2010, D.C. has added more than 9,000 units of affordable housing in the city. Nearly all of it depends upon subsidies achieved through federal tax breaks. Meanwhile, Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration has separately budgeted $100 million in each of...
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a rock band — and its ruling could help legally settle the fight over the name “Redskins.” An Asian group calling itself “The Slants” had sought for years to trademark...

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