Mark Plotkin

Democratic Convention Diary (Day 2): First Lady Wins Last Night; Bill Clinton Tonight

On-the-ground coverage from our DNC correspondent Mark Plotkin in Philadelphia — about the Democratic Party's major speakers, the D.C. delegation and Bill Clinton.

Democratic Convention Diary (Day 1): Philly Welcome, D.C. Expectations

On-the-ground coverage from our DNC correspondent Mark Plotkin in Philadelphia — about the Democratic Party's quest for unity and position of the D.C. delegation.

GOP Convention Diary, Day 4 and the Final Entry: Law and Order Trump Is the New Nixon

On-the-ground coverage from our RNC correspondent Mark Plotkin in Cleveland — about the G.O.P.'s night to remember and Trump's "Trust me. Don't ask me how" speech.

GOP Convention Diary, Day 3: Cruz Control — Then, Trump Tonight

On-the-ground coverage from our RNC correspondent Mark Plotkin in Cleveland — with comments from D.C. delegates and Omarosa.

GOP Convention Diary, Day 2: D.C. Delegation Totally Dissed

On the ground coverage from our RNC correspondent Mark Plotkin in Cleveland — with comments from Muriel Bowser, Bob Ehrlich and D.C. delegates.

GOP Convention Diary, Day 1: D.C. Delegates Could Have Forced Roll Call Vote on Motion

On the ground coverage from our RNC correspondent Mark Plotkin in Cleveland.

GOP Convention Diary, Sunday and Opening Day: Anti-Trump D.C. Delegates

On the ground coverage from our RNC correspondent Mark Plotkin in Cleveland.

Cooper, Percy and Case: When the Party Was Grand

The Republican National Convention begins in Cleveland July 18, just a few days from now. Rather than talk about presumptive ...

D.C. Statehood: The Time Is Now

Mayor Muriel Bowser, whose political career has not been marked by any particular passion, has all of a sudden distinguished ...

Does D.C. Count for Hillary Clinton?

It was way back in August of 1992, but I vividly remember a brief conversation I had with then presidential ...

At Metro Hearing, Evans Inspires

The Capitol Hill script goes something like this: The witness at a congressional hearing is so honored and thrilled to ...

Obama, Garland and D.C.’s Voting Status

Barack Obama has lived in the District of Columbia for some time. He first came here in 2005, when he ...

A Political Season Like No Other

I have a multitude of thoughts after Super Tuesday. Let’s start with some concise remarks about the candidates, beginning ...

Exclusive: Vince Gray Is Not Going Away

First of all, all of you should be aware that former Mayor Vincent Gray knows the exact date of this ...

Police Should Live in the City They Serve

“Community Policing” is a hallowed term in fighting crime. I do not profess to be a criminologist, but what I ...

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