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Tom Sherwood's Notebook

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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
“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...
My, it's been a long, long time. Gee, ain't it funny, how time slips away. With apologies to the great Willie Nelson lyrics, your Notebook is happy to be back on the pages of the revived Current Newspapers. After an absence...
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...
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...

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