Mark Plotkin

Donald Trump, D.C. Champion

It is important to state the obvious. Not one person has cast a vote in the Republican nominating contest. The ...

Free, Expert Advice for Tonight's GOP Debaters

Columnist Mark Plotkin offers free, expert advice to the GOP debaters tonight -- with a history lesson, a wink and a smile.

Denny Hastert and the ‘Others'

After the terrible event in Charleston, there was a press conference where an African-American minister called for taking down the ...

Hometown Candidate: Martin O’Malley

If you are a Democrat and you are not quite convinced – not truly "Ready for Hillary" – then Martin O'Malley ...

GWU vs. Georgetown in Basketball?

Those who have ever played one-on-one in their schoolyard or sunk a jump shot in a pick-up game or just ...

Bibi at the Bat

It’s a good thing for American politicians that Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu isn’t a player in U.S. politics ...

An Evening with ‘Believer’ David Axelrod

David Axelrod started off as a journalist, then became a political consultant and then a senior advisor to a president ...

Larry Hogan: The Unlikely Governor

Nobody – I mean nobody – thought that Larry Hogan, Jr., would be elected governor of Maryland. The national Republican Party didn ...

40 Years of Home Rule and Nothing to Show for It

Let’s stop kidding ourselves. It’s been 40 years since D.C. got “limited Home Rule,” and nothing has ...

The One and Only Marion Barry

He never really left the stage. And now he’s gone.

For nearly 50 years, Marion Barry was a force ...

The One and Only Marion Barry

He never really left the stage. And now he’s gone.

For nearly 50 years, Marion Barry was a force ...

The One and Only Marion Barry

Love him or hate him, there was no denying Marion Barry, whose big-city memorial service is set for Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Washington Convention Center.

Republicans in Control: A Zero for D.C.

the Republicans will be in total control of the Congress in January. Let me strike the previous sentence.

Expect nothing ...

The 2014 Mayor’s Race Improper Question and Several Endorsements

Before I begin my analysis and express my personal endorsement in the D.C. mayoral race, I have to take ...

Old Catania and New Catania

Observing David Catania at Dumbarton House the evening of Sept. 24 during his appearance before the Citizens Association of Georgetown ...

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