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Tom Sherwood's Notebook

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...
Jay Wu moved to Washington a couple of years ago after graduating from Swarthmore College with a major in linguistics. According to the Linguistic Society of America, the field helps the understanding of “how language influences the way in which...
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...
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...
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...
“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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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