Editorials and Opinions

Mayor’s Race: Is Muriel Bowser a Shoo-In?

Muriel Bowser should be a shoo-in for mayor. The main reason is that she is the Democratic nominee. Democrats are ...

Leadership (Part 2): the Impeachment Whisperers

Psst. The “I” word is back.

That would be impeachment, specifically the impeachment of President Barack Obama. It has been ...

Jack Evans Report

One of the best parts of living in a city is how accessible everything is. From grocery stores to retail ...

A Question of Leadership

You hear a lot today about a political leader’s leadership ability, or lack thereof. You hear about what the ...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Georgetowner,

Thank you for raising the question of how traffic flows on the streets of Georgetown. I am sure ...

Marion Barry: His Life, His Way

In the summer of 1978, I attended an alley party, a gathering of neighborhood friends on Capitol Hill near the ...

Who Stands for D.C. Statehood Now?

Todd Purdum has written a highly interesting and compelling book chronicling the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Its ...

Where the Streets Have No Shame

After moving our offices to the east side of Georgetown, we are happy to have the opportunity to get closer ...

For the Love of the Flag: Smithsonian, Hillary Clinton Honor Ralph Lauren

A powerful, emotional slice of America was on display June 17 at a naturalization ceremony at the Smithsonian National Museum ...

Walter Nicholls

In every issue of The Georgetowner, Walter Nicholls, who passed away last Sunday, wrote a column called “What’s Cooking ...

Georgetown Tobacco Imperiled by New Tax

To the Editor:

I am the owner of Georgetown Tobacco, a store I established in 1964 and now celebrating our ...

2 School Principals Leaving

Principals in two of Georgetown’s public schools will be stepping down at the end of the school year.

Dana ...

Georgetown University’s Unique Place

Here in the oldest neighborhood of Washington, D.C., we have the oldest Catholic institution of higher learning in the ...

Letter to the Editor May 7, 2014

In a recent Georgetowner article concerning liquor licenses (“Applicants Camp Out for 4 Liquor Licenses in Georgetown,” April 23 – May ...

The City Ever Evolving

People in Washington – but probably in every city in the world – are always talking about change.

Hop into a cab ...

Jack Evans Report: Questions on the Budget Proposal

I wrote in my last column about the mayor’s budget proposal and several of my ongoing priorities, such as ...

Blue Skies At Last

Spring is the season of the charlatans, it’s the season of the seducer and sales pitch, the prediction and ...

How Bowser Won: By the Numbers

One perceptive observer of the D.C. political scene commented on the winner of the Democratic primary for mayor: “Muriel ...

Jack Evans Report: A Crucial Time in the City’s Financial Life

It is now time to consider the fiscal year 2015 budget, which will be the District’s 18th consecutive balanced ...

A Last Look at the Mayoral Candidates

The Democratic Primary race for Mayor of Washington, D.C., has been an unprecedented contest, characterized by turmoil, a large ...

Will April 1 Be April Fools’ Day for D.C.?

March—the month of perpetual snow and cold, the month of the Ukraine and Crimea, and the month of Flight ...

Jack Evans for Mayor of Washington, D.C.

At The Georgetowner, we’ve seen, watched and known Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans for a long time – about the ...

Yes, on Decriminalization of Pot, But . . .

We hear that business is booming in the legal marijuana trade in Colorado.

That’s good news, right?

Well, maybe ...

Congratulations on 50 Years to Georgetown Tobacco

Congratulations to David Berkebile, founder of Georgetown Tobacco on M Street, who established his business on March 15, 1964. Berkebile ...

The Cameras Lack One Element

I come from a rural area that at this moment is getting pounded by the “Polar Vortex.” Indiana to be ...

When Firefighters Fail to Respond

There don’t seem to be too many facts in contention here.

Medric Cecil Mills a 77-year-old District Parks & Recreation ...

The Amazing Grace of Virginia Williams

We lost an original this past week. Virginia Williams, the mother of former Washington, D.C., Mayor Anthony Williams passed ...

Obamacare: Unintended Consequences

The law that governments most commonly pass is the Law of Unintended Consequences.

The legislation to help small businesses reduce ...

Georgetowners of the Year: 2013

A Georgetowner newspaper tradition for decades, the naming of Georgetowners of the Year for 2013 focuses on a political leader ...

Despite the News, Let’s Brighten Up for Christmas and the New Year

The holidays—you know, Christmas, plus others, plus agnostics and the church of shopping and unheard of sales and Santa ...

The Mayor’s Race Is Now Ready

Although the race for the Democratic Party nomination for Mayor of the District of Columbia seems to have been going ...

It’s the Holdays: Simple Joys at Home and the City

We used to think of the “The Holidays” as encompassing perhaps what we could call the advent period, those days ...

Healthcare: Numbers Count

Mark Twain said, “There are lies, damn lies, and statistics.” Numbers matter. They tell a story.

Eighteen percent. Eighteen percent ...

Glad to See Virginia’s Sorry Race Over

By the time you read this, our long national and regional nightmare will be over.

Sorry, no, Obamacare has not ...

Can a Squirrel Kill Obamacare?

About 25 years ago, a popping noise arose outside our office. Then everything went dark.

The door next to ours ...

To Pay or Not to Pay Taxes

I’m a deadbeat.

Eight years ago, I purchased a two-year old condo in a beautifully manicured gated community with ...

Jack Evans Report: Enjoy D.C. in the Fall

The fall has arrived, along with the change of seasons that really defines the Washington region. The beauty of this ...

Shutdown Losers? The American People

The great and partial government shutdown of 2013 is still over.

It seems that a rather large majority of the ...

Letter to the Editor

I received a letter from Jack Evans earlier this week asking for contributions to his quixotic campaign for mayor. In ...

ObamaCare vs. Affordable Care Act

Informal polls by newspapers and comedians and formal polls by Fox and CNN indicate that more people prefer the Affordable ...

A Terror-filled Week, Saved by Life’s Little Things

Were it not for last Monday, the week that just passed from Sunday to yesterday, would have been newsy enough ...

Is It Forever . . . September 11th?

The photograph that the Georgetowner caught that afternoon from Halcyon House, looking south, doesn’t seem like much if you ...

BID Releases ‘State of Georgetown’ 2013

Last week, Georgetown Business Improvement District released its first “State of Georgetown Report 2013.”

According to the BID, it is ...

Ev Shorey: Georgetown’s ‘Great Friend, Great Citizen’

The obituary in the Washington Post for Clyde Everett “Ev” Shorey, who died July 23 of congestive heart failure at ...

Just Say No: to the Large Retailer Act and the Visitor Parking Pass

Two issues of varying governmental “help” deserve further discussion and action, because we find that they -- while well-intended -- do not ...

‘Let Freedom Ring’: the Measure of the March on Washington

Our whole city will be celebrating Aug. 28, when thousands are expected to converge on the National Mall to celebrate ...

The Week That Was Media, Especially in Washington

The late Monday afternoon bombshell hit Washingtonians like a vengeful Washington Star. The Washington Post, an icon of print journalism ...

All Things Media Addendum

For Washington to say this has been the week that changed everything would be an understatement. Arguably, the two more ...

The 1960s Bring Us Years of 50th Anniversaries in This Century

If you read the cover story of the Downtowner on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington—for which ...

Veto This Bill, Mr. Mayor

The District Council has passed the so-called “Living Wage” legislation. Like so many issues we talk about today, it is ...

Well Done, Jennifer

The Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission commended the past president of the Citizens Association of Georgetown earlier this month. The group ...

The Talk of 'This Town'

“This Town” by Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for the New York Times Magazine, has finally arrived, preceded by the ...

How We Celebrate the Fourth of July in Washington

It’s the Fourth of July, as American as apple pie or Google, as we celebrate our country, our traditions ...

I Spy? You Spy?

Is there anything more confusing, less understandable and more irritating than the NSA leaking sandal, or the contemps and characterizations ...

Douglass Statue Saga: a Catalyst for D.C. Statehood

As we begin our celebration of our nation’s birthday, we in Washington, D.C., have a special reason to ...

Plan B Becomes Plan A

The Obama administration has decided to release the resistance against the age limit placed on the morning after pill.

The ...

Douglass’s Debut

Today, a stirring statue of Frederick Douglass, who rose from slavery to fight for the emancipation of slaves and stirred ...

D.C. Corruption: How Far Does It Lead?

This should be an interesting, even energetic time for politics in the District of Columbia. While the lineup may not ...

Behold Our American Heritage, Right Here at Home

With Flag Day, June 14, and Father’s Day, June 16, soon upon us, we find ourselves in a sentimental ...

Citizens Association Honors Town’s Best; Elects Pamla Moore New President

The best of Georgetown was on display May 29 at Dumbarton House during the annual awards meeting and officers’ election ...

Jack Evans Report: It Was a Smart Call to Return Baseball to Washington, D.C.

I usually write about our baseball team around opening day every year, but I think the timing of opening day ...

Councilmembers Running for Mayor. What About Mayor Vincent Gray?

Now there are two, with more expected to join in.

Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells officially announced that he was ...

The Things That Truly Matter

It’s a good thing tornados don’t have names. Otherwise, we’d never get them out of our heads ...

D.C. Nears Global-Class Status

The times they are a changing, Bob Dylan used to sing. He didn’t know the half of it when ...

Whatever Happened to Austerity?

What happened to “austerity”?

For the past few years, cutting spending was all the rage.

Now, except for the sequester ...

Is April the Cruelest Month?

“All in all, it’s been a tough week,” President Barack Obama said in the wake of the capture of ...

Animal Instincts

Animal laws are challenging.

Especially when elephants start making new donkey and dog laws.

Elephants are worried that 600,000 ...

Barking Around Book Hill

It’s no secret that Book Hill is an amazing spot for shopping, but what is the ingredient in the ...

Vote on April 23

It’s only two weeks until the special election on April 23, in which voters – lots of them, we hope ...

Legislating in Jesus's Name

Where I'm from - Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina - is still a mystery location, but it is on a map ...

At-Large Election Has Heads Spinning Again

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s an election coming up.

It’s yet another special election for the ...

16th Amendment Turns 100

Happy Birthday, dear 16th Amendment.

You are now 100 years old. And, what a 100 years it’s been. Before ...

How to Fix Wisconsin Avenue Traffic

The traffic flowing north on Wisconsin Avenue has slowed too much for its own good. We agree with Councilmember Jack ...

Hoyas Roll Towards Tournament

Basketball has changed since 1979, when the Big East first became a major national major college basketball conference, but last ...

From S.F. to D.C. in the 70s

I came to live in Washington DC in 1975 after living and working on two different daily newspapers in Northern ...

D.C. Council Rebukes Jim Graham

Well, the District Council went and did what Chairman Phil Mendelson said it was going to do. They reprimanded Councilman ...

Ave atque Vale, Benedicte

The Roman Catholic Church will soon be without a pope. Pope Benedict XVI renounced his absolute powers as if a ...

Jack Evans Report: Sunset Sales Tax Now

I wrote in my last column about the new Council period and a number of my priorities, such as education ...

Possible Austerity Poses Threat to Slow-Moving Recovery

A glimpse, by definition, is a brief preview of what lies ahead.

The last quarter of 2012, last October through ...

Obama and Congress: Get it Together

The news – on the net, in the morning paper, on television – always gives you pause.

I just walked down to ...

The Last 'Walking the Dog': a Tribute to Bailey and Barney

Barney, who fulfilled the role of first dog and his master’s best friend for two terms at the White ...

Upbeat State of the District Tarnished by Homelessness Statistics

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray's State of the District Address last week was downright celebratory -- and there appeared ...

Making Sense of the Gun Control Debate

Twenty-seven words.

13 don't count.

"A well regulated militia being necessary for the security of a free state..."

Those ...

Chance for Bipartisanship?

Here's a word you haven't heard on the hill in a while; bipartisanship.

Why, just about the only ...

Civil Rights Era Called for Everyday Heroes to Show Courage Against Discrimination

Some heroes are famous. Others are just quietly courageous.

The most courageous people I ever met, and admittedly never knew ...

Jack Evans Report: Big Plans for Term

Council Period 20 is now well underway, and we will soon be swept up in our oversight and budget season ...

A Great Weekend to Be in the Capital

The New Year has already rushed in on us living her in Washington D.C., daring you to catch your ...

Like the Road Runner, Congress Manages to Escape Trouble

Remember Thelma and Louise?

Louise shoots a drunk guy who tried to rape Thelma. They headed for Mexico, chased by ...

Fiscal Cliff: How Did It Come To This?

Suppose you owed $15,000 and earned $15,000. (Multiply those figures by a billion, and that’s almost what ...

12/12/12: Not for Another 100 Years

Wednesday is a big day. It could be a really, really, really big day.

It’s 12/12/12. Or ...

Near-Death Experience Exposes Healthcare Abroad

A heavy dizziness like a black cloud engulfed me in a matter of seconds.

“Dad, are you ready?”

Blackout.

“Mom ...

Read Globally, Tax Locally

Imagine my surprise.

I was sitting in the lobby of an elegant hotel in Florence, Italy enjoying a glass of ...

Over the Cliff—With the Parties of Lemmings and Lemons

How long has it been since the 2012 Election? Two weeks, a month, a year, an eternity?

It feels as ...

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like

Christmas. . .in Georgetown. . .in Washington. The town is beginning to look a lot like that.

Georgetown's business street lamps ...

Part II: Is This How the First Term Ends, Mr. President?

So, now what do we do for fun?

It's been almost a month since the election that gave President ...

Democrats Not Realigned by Obama

Monday morning quarterbacks are saying that President Obama’s re-election realigned the Democratic Party and that the Republicans are facing ...

Are You Sure You Want That Second Term, Mr. President?

Poor President Barack Obama.

The man was just re-elected to a second term as President of the United States.

Can ...

Manning the Polls in a Red State

Former editor and publisher, David Roffman retired from the Georgetown in 2009 and moved to Alabama, a very different place ...

President Barack Obama for a Second Term; For District Council: Evans, Orange, Grosso

Many of us watched with a certain amount of elation four years ago as America elected Barack Obama as the ...

The Jack Evans Report: This Is Getting Old

It seems like not a week goes by without another news story about an irregularity in the office of our ...

Pollster John Zogby Shares Insight

Pollsters—who have proliferated with every presidential election—are funny people. It turns people just don’t understand them, or ...

William Raspberry, Pioneer Journalist, and Other Black Firsts at the Post

Growing up in northeast Washington, I was only a college sophomore when I first met William Raspberry in 1970.

Treat, No Trick: Georgetown Nightlife Important for Business

Even though the less desirable aspects of nightlife can be difficult to reckon with, nightlife remains a central part of our neighborhood's identity.

Tax Time

It’s crunch time. The last week to file those tax returns on extensions. President Obama filed his return on time in April. Mitt Romney got extensions and filed later.

Bird Talk

In 2008, it was estimated that 77 million Americans had grown up watching Sesame Street, learning from the likes of Elmo, Count, and, of course, Big Bird.

Natitude! D.C. = Division Champions ... and Beyond

Who says you can’t win for losing? The Washington Nationals managed to do just that last night when they ...

Portrait of a Georgetowner

Within the rather well-defined borders of the Town live more than 13,000 Georgetowners. And to commemorate our 58 years ...

The Jack Evans Report: The Unglamorous Bond

In this column, I typically try to focus on the types of issues that make the news and are important ...

Linda Greenan’s Lasting Legacy

Much has been said about Linda Greenan’s legacy [The Georgetowner, Sept. 5, editorial] as she retires from her long ...

Presidential Election Anything but Laughable

In the early 1970s, the late comedian Pat Paulsen wrote a book called “How to Wage a Successful Campaign for ...

In Appreciation: Jaylee Mead

In this day and age, there are a number of ways to find people we have lost. We — Washington, the ...

Thank You, Linda

After 18 years as the face of Georgetown University at so many neighborhood projects and events, a woman who strove ...

The Hunger Games of Romney-Ryan Plan

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said he’s been reading “The Hunger Games” to relax. Me, too. Romney is reading ...

Lou Roffman: Our Own American Hero

We all knew Lou Roffman at the Georgetowner. He had special standing here because he was our former publisher Dave ...

Egypt’s President Morsi, Firmly Behind the Wheel

In his excellent Middle East travelogue, “Baghdad Without a Map and Other Misadventures in Arabia,” Tony Horwitz writes:

“In Egypt ...

Veep Power: Romney Clears a Future Ryan Presidential Run

Mitt Romney was right when he introduced Paul Ryan as the “next President of the United States” in Norfolk, Va ...

Getting nothing for $5 Billion

$5 Billion!

Fifty-some laws. Most were meaningless.

That’s the Congressional record for 2012.

Largely dominated by the newly energized ...

Whither the Corcoran?

For a few months now, rumors and facts about the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the College of Art and ...

Jim, Carl and Myself and Our Embrace of Civility

Please don’t tell anyone, but some of my friends are evangelical conservative Republicans, my political polar opposites.

I am ...

The Dancing Monkeys of Libor

Aesop tells the fable of a prince who had trained some monkeys how to dance. As natural mimics, they soon ...

Aurora: Is This the Price That We Must Pay?

It is now day five of the national, Colorado and personal tragedy to which we—all of us, we pundits ...

Court Ruling on Obamacare Gets Personal for This Father

“Don’t worry, Dad. I’m OK,” my son slurred into my phone.

I was at lunch with a friend ...

JACK EVANS REPORT: TAXICAB BILL’S UBER AMENDMENT KEEPS D.C. TECH-FRIENDLY

Last week, the Council received an unusual amount of attention when it considered how a pending bill regarding taxicab modernization ...

Gray's Smoke Becomes a Fire: Time to Evacuate?

In politics, it’s often amazing how fast a political scandal can turn into a firestorm.

In the District of ...

Weather or Not, Count Your Blessings

Throw in one heat wave that just went on and on and on, in the end resulting in a record-breaking ...

Let’s Build Our Own C&O Canal Barge

If we build it, they will come. Georgetown’s long-serving C&O Canal barge, The Georgetown, is heading for demolition ...

Summer in Town

Is it summer yet? I think that with the arrival of July 4th and high temperatures reaching 100 degrees we ...

Our Summer of Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

Around here, and everywhere else, people spend an awful lot of time waiting for the other shoe to drop. Shoeless ...

Church of Francis Scott Key to Take Delivery of a New Pipe Organ on Eve of July 4th

The day before July 4, bands will likely be rehearsing the national anthem for Independence Day celebrations. But in the ...

D.C. Political Corruption? Get a Grip, People

There has been a lot of media head-scratching, pondering, pandering and pontification, and deep thinking about a so-called culture of ...

A New Era Begins For Georgetown

The setting was dramatic and unexpected. Mayor Vincent Gray with neighborhood and Georgetown University leaders next to him announcing that ...

Passing A Budget in Difficult Times

Given recent events and the attendant media scrutiny on the Council, I wanted to take a moment to highlight some ...

Father's Day

In this issue of The Georgetowner, we celebrate Father’s Day, remember our fathers and honor the qualities and virtues ...

THE EU IN CRISIS: A SINKING SHIP BEYOND RESCUE?

In private sideline conversations between principals during the G-8 summit meeting at Camp David, some significant decisions were made that ...

God Bless Us Everyone, and God Bless the Queen

Let us now praise Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. It would be churlish not to.

It may ...

Mr. Mayor, It’s Time to Talk to Us

Talk to almost anybody about recent revelations, charges and events surrounding Mayor Vincent Gray’s election campaign, especially folks who ...

One Georgetown Student’s View of His Neighbors

I will remember my graduation day as one of the happiest of my life. Receiving my diploma onstage in front ...

The Lessons of J.P. Morgan: Defining Oligopoly

J.P. Morgan’s $2-4 billion trading blunder has reignited the debate of whether our banking industry should remain the ...

The Tax Burdens on Small Businesses

I am Joe the Plumber. It hit me, as I finished my tax return last week and wrote a check ...

White House Correspondents' Dinner: Like Flies to Honey

In a little-known Aesop’s fable, a number of flies are attracted to a jar of honey that is overturned ...

President’s Gay Decision Waits for the Rest of America

President Barack Obama finally did it.

He maxed out on his evolution on the issue of gay marriage. He’s ...

No Extending Liquor-serving hours, but yes to Sunday Store Sales

There’s an old operetta song that basically encourages and celebrates the joy of drinking.

It’s called “Drink, Drink ...

Bioterrorism: One Monkey Short of 12?

***James Cole: Look at them. They’re just asking for it. Maybe the human race deserves to be wiped out ...

D.C. Theaters as Economic Engines

This week, I want to focus on the arts, which is timely both because it is a budget priority of ...

Preparing for a Financial Pearl Harbor

“The present situation is as dangerous as if the United States decided to outsource the design of bridges, electrical grids ...

Protecting Our Schools…Beyond the Half Measures

“The gunman entered … and opened fire on ‘everything that moved... How can they attack something as sacred as a school ...

Percy Plaza: a Uniting Symbol for Our Time

In the divided, Red State-Blue State, conservative-liberal, right- and left-wing United States of America of today, there are very few ...

Amidst the Obamacare Debate: Inside and Outside the Supreme Court

Inside, men and women in robes and the best lawyers in the United States were in the midst of a historic debate on the merits and future of President Barack Obama’s historic health care proposal. Outside, the masses had gathered to conduct their own debates, large and small. It was a heck of a day at the Supreme Court.

Afghanistan: Hanging in the Balance

For more than a decade, the Afghan War has been a costly and difficult campaign for the United States and ...

Letter to the Editor: True Debate of the Issues Requires an Independence Party

This letter is in response to the articles covering Rush Limbaugh's comments about Sandra Fluke.

Well, Mr. Limbaugh, you ...

Thanks to Those Who Helped in Redistricting, a Thankless Job

I co-chaired a meeting on the District Council’s Subcommittee on Redistricting on proposed changes to the advisory neighborhood commission ...

Vote April 3. After All, It's Still Your Call

Roughly two weeks remain before Washington voters go to the polls for the District’s April 3 Primary Election.

It ...

On Civility and Public Discourse

Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown University Law Center student, found herself the target of radio host Rush Limbaugh on March 1 ...

‘I’m Sorry’ Don’t Right the Wrong

I could have sworn I heard Brenda Lee making a come back, singing “I’m sorry, so sorry, please accept ...

Protecting Our Historic Homes

At the latest meeting of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E, officials approved revised designs by the Tudor Place Foundation for ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

As a long time resident of Prospect Street and mother of a young teenager, I am continually concerned about pedestrian ...

No Dodos, Bush and Obama Stopped a Depression

Forty years ago, I won what became my family’s first "Dodo of the Year" award. Instead of calling me ...

R2P: The New Obama Doctrine?

“More and more, we all confront difficult questions about how to prevent the slaughter of civilians by their own government ...

Big Benefits of Early Childhood Education

On Feb. 16, the D.C. Council Committee of the Whole will hold a public hearing commencing at 10 a.m. on a bill, the “Early Childhood Education Act of 2011.” I invite you to come and testify.

Does the President Really Matter?

From now until November, all of us will be bombarded in print and on the airwaves with political campaign ads ...

The Wealth of Presidents

How rich is Mitt Romney compared to other presidents? His most recent tax return proves that he's worth a cool quarter billion. So, where would that rank? He’d be behind only President George Washington. But unlike Washington, Romney didn’t inherit his wealth. He earned it.

Aye for Newt Spells Double Toil and Trouble for GOP

The GOP primary race remains a wacky brew, although one with fewer fixins. This week, four remain, and the man at the top is not Mitt Romney.

Jack Evans Report

Any of you who have heard me speak recently have probably heard me talk about the fact that the District of Columbia is in a better financial position than any other city, county, or state in the country.  Our finances remain strong and the development projects in our city are the envy of our neighbors.

The Opposite Ways the GOP and Dems Choose a Nominee

Since Franklin Roosevelt was president, Republicans and Democrats have created diametrically opposite methods for choosing their presidential nominees.

Georgetowners of the Year: the Friends of Georgetown Waterfront Park

The transformation of Georgetown’s land along the Potomac River was completed four months ago. After years in the making, Georgetown Waterfront Park now stands as a stupendous achievement for this town and the District of Columbia. It had many advocates, but the Friends of Georgetown Waterfront Park, never took its eyes off the prize.

The Romney Machine

By the time anyone reads this, the New Hampshire Primary for the Republican Presidential Nomination will be over, unless its closer than the Iowa Caucus, in which eight votes separated winner Mitt Romney and runner-up Rick Santorum.

The Lives We Loved: the List Goes On

Life—or rather death—goes on in the new year of 2012. People we know, have heard of, miss, people of achievement, and just plain old celebrities pass on, as we will too in some year or another. A brief commemoration for those we lost in 2011.

Can We Agree to the Campus Plan? With These Conditions ...

Georgetown University’s 2010-20 campus plan is now in the hands of the D.C. Zoning Commission. After all the ...

Georgetown Christmas: Dave’s Yuletide Poem 2011

Let’s order the fine Christmas wine

For the Obamas while they Georgetown dine

Maybe at Citronelle, or at the ...

Joseph Robert: A Victorious Life

By John Fenzel

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, Joseph E. Robert Jr., one of the Washington area’s great philanthropists, passed ...

Send in the Caucus Clowns

Ladies, gentleman, and you rascals in the media: In the midst of hard times and earth-shaking crises, there is a ...

Truth, Justice and The American Way

Superman! Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound ...

A House Divided . . . Again

“A house divided against itself cannot long endure,” Abraham Lincoln so eloquently said. More than ever, since then, the country ...

JFK’s November of Myths and Memories

November in Washington is winter’s harbinger and the keeper of the bitter flame for one of the nation’s ...

Happy Thanksgiving from The Georgetowner!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our online readers! Thank you for helping us to be a greener, more interactive, and more effective news source.

Bring Back Our Bus Route

On Nov. 9, the ANC2E Commissioners released a joint motion to reinstate two Circulator bus stops in Georgetown: the M ...

Happy Thanksgiving from The Georgetowner

During the holidays, it’s easy to get swept away by the minutia and the stress of the season: entertaining ...

Herman Cain’s Arrested Development

I’m a 70-year-old white feminist liberal who would never vote for Herman Cain but I cannot silently watch him ...

In God We Trust…ROLL TIDE!

In a political pissing contest with President Obama, who recently mistakenly referred to “E Pluribus Unum” as the slogan for ...

Our Educational System: Trick or Treat?

Answer my history question and get a treat. Or miss it and get a treat. But learn a little along ...

The Bible vs. Bible Thumpers

In the battle over gay marriage and equality, the question everyone has an answer for but nobody can agree on ...

Who Wrote Shakespeare?

There’s a class war going on.

It’s not being waged where you might think it is—in presidential ...

9 - 9 - 9, ridiculous or on the right path?

Tax reform is like birthdays. They come around every year with the promises of money and gifts. The current flavor ...

From the Publisher’s Desk

I often say this is not only the nation’s capital, but the fundraising capital of the world. With every ...

Walking the Dog

Tuesday morning, as I accompanied Bailey on his daily constitutional around the two square blocks of Lanier Place, you could ...

The Nomination Conflagration

The weekly scramble that is the Republican Party’s race to the presidential candidate nomination is as muddled as ever ...

A Starving Artist’s Secret to Survival

When I signed up for a PR/Marketing & Studio Art degree, I knew that I’d either become a master ...

On Oct. 7, 1954, A Singular Newspaper Made its Debut

Ami Stewart, who worked as a sales representative for the Washington Star, told the Randolph sisters at Little Caledonia, a ...

Why Age 65? How About 85?

Why is age 65 the retirement age?

Legend has it that when Otto von Bismarck, Chancellor of Germany in the ...

Jam-packed NOLA Visit Serves Up Many Lessons

Four days in New Orleans to work the exhibitor booth, to attend some seminars and speeches, to take in the ...

The Fewer Terrorists, the Better

When the virulent and high-ranking al-Qaeda leader Anwar Al-Awlaki was killed in target drone strike in Yemen last week, most ...

Charles Harting Percy: 1919 - 2011

Former Senator Charles Percy died Saturday at the age of 91, succumbing to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease at ...

DC: Racism Redefined?

By Deklan

One of the oldest and most defended characterizations of human nature is our innate desire to be hateful ...

9/11: A Once and Future Unity

The crisp, blue Tuesday morning of Sept. 11, 2001, was deadline day for the Georgetowner newspaper. As editor-in-chief at the ...

Memory and Witness in a Post-9/11 World

Like witnesses at a traffic accident, everybody remembers that singular, defining day differently yet, at the same time, everyone has ...

Are We In A Recession?

Are we in a double dip recession?

Economists hedge their bets using percentage. Most suggest a 30 percent chance we ...

A Hurricane, Not An Earthquake

Last week, I saw a headline in one of the few remaining daily newspapers left in the whole wide world ...

Government Rating Sinks While the Heat Rises

Somebody once said that just because you’ve hit bottom doesn’t meant there isn’t a basement down below ...

The Debt Ceiling: A Punch List

The Top 10 list of why the debt ceiling debate was a big joke (and this is no joke):

  1. The ...

Jack Evans Report

Is it just me, or is this summer even hotter than the last? As I mention every year during the ...

The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Taxed

One of the great literary stories is the relationship—sometimes strained, often competitive—between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway ...

Old Hat, Already

For those of you who might have missed it, there was a first in the White House earlier this month ...

Digging Deeper Into Pockets, Into Debt

Does the government spend too much? Probably.

Are taxes too low? Probably.

Is there an easy or quick fix? Absolutely ...

Dark Clouds Overhead

As local and national governments stall to solve problems, like the debt crisis, a feeling of uncertainty rises.

What does energy look like in California?

Mendota stands at the crossroads of its past and a green energy future. Mendota is developing into a leading community in Fresno County, and industries across the globe are keeping an eye on the projects underway there. One of those industries is what has made California a champion in the world, Green Energy Technology.

You Can’t Hide the Elephant in the Room

There’s nothing quite like the permanent dark cloud that seems to have settled over the workings of the government of the District of Columbia and the early months of the administration of newly-elected mayor Vincent Gray.

Jack Evans Report

Redistricting is a difficult job and this year has been no exception. Federal law allows a deviation in Ward population of plus or minus 5 percent, which gave us a range of 71,455 - 78,976 residents within which to work. The District’s population increased by 29,664, or 5.2 percent, between 2000 and 2010.

The Battle of the City Budget

They argued about it some and they fussed about it some, but in the end the much anticipated city council debate over Mayor Vincent Gray’s controversial proposal to raise the DC income tax on earners over $200,000 didn’t really have much of a chance.

The Memorial Days of Our Day

Gary Tischler reflects on Memorial Days past.

Taxing the Arts Won’t Balance the Budget

Theater-goers may soon be paying more at the box office with Mayor Vincent Gray's ticket tax proposal.

Orange Returns to a Changed DC Council

Orange is back as the newly-elected at-large city councilman, winning a special election to fill the seat formerly held by Kwame Brown, who was elected council chairman last year in a race against Orange. Talk about perseverance. Orange won a tight race, considering the low voter turnout citywide, that featured a strong challenge by Republican Patrick Mara, who was endorsed by the Washington Post and won impressive pluralities in Wards 2, 3 and 6.

News of bin Laden's Death Digs Up Old Memories

In a year when bad news was a part of your breakfast cereal, the death of an evil man seems like bloody sunshine. I bask in it, uncomfortably, waiting for warmth and relief, as if something had ended at last.

9% of DC Residents Turn Out for At-Large Council Election

Our city is the poster child for the notion that all politics is local. People who live here live in distinct neighborhoods, in areas with distinct qualities, atmospheres, residents and histories. However, the elephants in the Washington neighborhoods are the White House and the Capitol Building, and the people who work in them. The government and the President make us the center of the world, and entangle our daily lives and local politics in larger national and international issues.

April 26, Voting for At-Large DC Councilmember

Here is a rundown of the frontrunner candidates in the campaign—Vincent Orange, Sekou Biddle, Patrick Mara and Bryan Weaver—from their professional history to their accomplishments and goals for the city’s future.

Vote For Vincent Orange on April 26th

The Georgetowner Newspaper endorses Vincent Orange for the at-large city council seat because he will bring experience, maturity, independence and ...

Is Health Care a Moral Issue?

For the past sixty years, we have debated whether health care is a moral issue, that is, whether we as a nation have a moral obligation to provide health care to everyone or whether each individual is responsible for his or her own health care. Except for the United States, every democracy on earth believes it has a moral obligation to provide health care to its entire citizenry.

Of Budget Woes, Shutdown Woes, and Trump's Born-Again Birther

Earlier this week, I was talking to a neighbor of mine. And like a lot of people in my neighborhood and across the city, he’s interested in the Mayor’s budget proposals. And everyone thinks there’s going to be trouble over the budget.

Vincent Gray Talks "Tough Budget," Among Scandals and At-Large Council Race

Here we are, into the first spring of the Vincent Gray Administration’s rule. And where are we?

At Large Candidates, First Look

At this stage in the campaign to fill the At Large City Council Seat vacated by Kwame Brown’s winning bid for the City Council Chair, the candidate forums are like the political equivalent of speed dating. The election for the seat isn’t until April 26, which leaves plenty of time for voters to get to know the candidates. And there’s a lot to choose from—close to ten candidates are in the field, and one of them is already sitting on the council.

Rants, Raves, Recriminations and Clowns

We have nothing but admiration for the Japanese people, especially those who suffered directly from the earthquake and the tsunami. No lootings, stoic bearing, grace under pressure. A nice word, too, for the media reporters who stayed and covered this disaster amid the obvious dangers, as well as those covering the tumultuous and continuing events in the Middle East and North Africa. They too placed themselves at risk and worked in dangerous conditions, and some of them paid the price. Not so for the home front television newsies who keep thinking that all news is about us.

Walking the Dog: News and Perspective

We live in a city full of news; it seems sometimes to come like rain from above, buzzing on television ...

The Future of Griffin Market

The Griffin Market has unfortunately closed it doors for what we are assuming will only be for be a very ...

Trying Times for Mayor Gray, Washington

Just around three months into his four-year terms, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is in trouble. Big trouble.

Sulaimon ...

Save Our Health Care System

Don’t mess with my health care!! Throw out Obamacare!!!

A majority of the House of Representatives voted to do ...

Utraque Unum?

The Latin phrase (normally not in the form of a question) is Georgetown University's motto—"both are one”—first ...

District Gripes & Other Thoughts

Just last week, we went to the Kalorama Citizens Association meeting and heard guest speaker Mayor Vincent Gray talk about ...

Mayor Gray Discusses the Budget

Mayor Vincent Gray took time to visit with the Kalorama Citizens Association this week. His arrival still seemed curious, even ...

The Power of One

It's been 10 days since the astounding ouster of President Mubarak. Many Egyptians who adopted Tahrir Square as their ...

Casablanca means White House

“I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!” Captain Renault said as he was pocketing ...

Two Weeks In a Nutshell...Or a Bombshell

When the world teems with upheaval, oddities get overlooked. The revolution in Cairo has been an uprising to unnerve every ...

Wall Street Can Save Us

Wall Street can do it. Wall Street owes us. After all, we’re in a national financial mess because of ...

The Jack Evans Report

On Thursday, February 10, District of Columbia officials will make their annual trip to Wall Street. Every February, the Mayor ...

All the Presidential Men

This is the time of year when Americans think about presidents. Usually, it’s about George Washington, the first president, and Abraham Lincoln, the most haunting, memorable president. This year, it’s worthwhile to think a little broader, farther and wider.

Obama’s Chance for Redemption

Has President Obama, in the hot political jargon of the day, regained his mojo? In other words: is the Barack ...

Thompson’s Boathouse

What a breathtakingly beautiful photograph by Jeff Kouri, which graced the cover of the January 12-25 edition of your newspaper ...

Guns and Battlecries

So, how’s that “reload” slogan workin’ out for you, Sarah?

I know, I know, it seems like piling on ...

'New' New Years Resolutions

“Ask not what your city can do for you,” said DC Mayor Vincent Gray at his inauguration two weeks ago ...

On Those We've Lost This Year

When famous people—or infamous, or near-famous, or almost forgotten-people die, they make you remember. You remember headlines, movies, songs ...

Vigilance is Critical to Holiday Safety

The recent crime wave in the Georgetown neighborhood, coupled with a handful of rather bizarre local drug busts, has been ...

Truth & Consequences Scarce of Late

If somebody tried to launch a new version of that old quiz show, “Truth or Consequences,” it might be a ...

The War On Government

Right-wing politicians have stepped up their assault on government spending. But the latest salvo on the war on government came ...

Walking The Dog: Joseph's House

Some twenty or thirty people—nurses, volunteers, aides, visitors, activists—had gathered at Joseph’s House at 6:30 in ...

Against the Fenty Write-In: A Rebuttal

Georgetown resident John Hlinko, founder of the Adrian Fenty write-in-campaign for mayor on Facebook, offered an objection to my take ...

DC Voting Rights Making Strides

Ilir Zherka, Executive Director of DC Vote, calls to rally Washingtonians to work to retain DC's local democracy and advance legislation.

Georgetown Vet Aims to Heal War Wounds

Georgetown Veterinarian, Dr. Lee Morgan, used cutting-edge stem cell treatment to save a canine veteran whose owner was killed in combat.

Seven Election Losses

“Save Your Pennies.” Families save for big purchases or tough times. States similarly create “rainy day funds,” and the federal government spent less in prosperous times and more in difficult ones (per Keynesian theory). The New Deal, with its creation of jobs in the Great Depression to rebuild and restore America’s infrastructure, typified this approach.

The Fenty Write-in: A Democratic Success Story

This letter is in response to Gary Tischler’s editorial of November 3rd, “Congrats to Gray: Election Day and Beyond.” As a Georgetowner myself, and as the founder of the Facebook page Mr. Tischler referenced, “Run, Fenty, Run”, which helped jumpstart the write-in campaign, I thought it would make sense to address some of the points Mr. Tischler made regarding that effort.

Waterfront Park: Fully Funded and Ready to Go

The Georgetowner’s editorial, “The Perpetually Delayed Waterfront Park Turns to the Community for More Money”, (November 3, 2010) could not be more wrong. The funds are in hand to complete the Georgetown Waterfront Park in the Spring of 2011. In the past several months, work on Phase 2 of the park has been moving full-steam ahead. The river steps are in place, the pergolas have been erected, and a construction of the fountain, pathways, and riverside promenade is well underway.

Georgetown Public Library: A Treasure Resurrected

If you had been standing at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and R Street in April 2007, staring at the Georgetown Public Library up in flames, with its roof collapsing as firefighters rushed to connect working hydrants and librarians threw damaged documents onto the sidewalk, you had a right to feel depressed. It’s a damn shame to see a library on fire. How and when would we fix this?

Just Sittin' Here, Watching the Tickets Flow

The Key Bridge — Friday, October 19. Walking across the bridge, from the Rosslyn metro into town, five police officers were sitting on the Washington side, immediately pulling over drivers on their cell phones and issuing tickets. All the commotion was exacerbating a traffic jam on the already crowded bottleneck onto M Street, on a typically busy Friday morning. The rows of stopped vehicles and squad cars could have led you to believe there was a drug bust in place. Three blocks into town, I had already passed three other officers ticketing vehicles that had over-extended their parking privileges by the slightest infraction.

The Perpetually Delayed Waterfront Park Turns to Community for More Money

After ongoing delays and skyrocketing leaps over the original budget by over $2.2 million, Waterfront Park is still about where it has been for the past six months: over budget and delayed. Delays were largely a result of previously undetected foundation debris associated with the former Capital Traction Company Powerhouse that was located at the spot of the park. The building was demolished in 1968.

Congrats to Gray: Election Day and Beyond

The real deal begins Wednesday.

Ever since DC City Council Chairman Vince Gray scored a solid and surprising win over incumbent mayor Adrian Fenty back in September, there was a certain air of calm before the storm throughout the city, as voters waited in place for the validating election that occurred this week.

The View From Tudor Place

Readers of The Georgetowner’s October 6 issue were presented with a summary of the ANC meeting including the Tudor Place Resolution in the GT Observer section and a letter by Neighbors of Tudor Place. As President of the Board of the Tudor Place Foundation, I want to address misconceptions presented in the latter.

The Mama Grizzlies Are Coming – But Will They Eat Their Young?

A new political animal may be coming to a town and statehouse near you: mama grizzlies. They combine a protective maternal instinct with the power of a large angry animal.

Closing the Book on Michelle Rhee, and Other Capital Tales

The Democratic Primary election has been done and over since mid-September, but somehow, the past week still felt like election mode.

Especially if you were Vincent Gray, the still-Chairman of the City Council who won the primary. Especially if you were District of Columbia School System Chancellor Michelle Rhee. Especially if you were Mayor Adrian Fenty, who lost the primary election.

Walking the Dog: How My Dog Taught Me to Read

My dog Bailey doesn’t read. He’s like that dog on the commercial for bacon bits, sniffing, panting that “you know I can’t read.” Bailey, like all dogs, is all nose, or so he let’s me believe.

I think he reads, in his own way.

Walking the Dog: Six Degrees of Separation

In our Lanier Heights neighborhood, as I’m sure it is elsewhere, dog owners are not always greeted by name, but their dogs are. Everyone, in short, knows Bailey. But a surprising many people struggle with my name, which is both a curse and blessing. I feel like Jack Kennedy when he said, “I’m the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris.” I am the man who walks Bailey around the block.

One On One With Vince

Walk into the offices of DC City Council Chairman Vincent Gray, and it’s like walking into two different worlds.

Along a small corridor of offices and cubicles, there are people talking on the phone; computers are on. It’s got all the signs of any busy bureaucratic office. Walk into his office, with Gray leading the way, and the busy sounds die down. His office is reminiscent of an expansive drawing room — leather chairs, a large desk, books and pictures on the wall.

The Iraqi Cultural Center

Outside, it was a typical American-style Friday night in Dupont Circle, restaurants and watering holes busy, couples and groups of people wandering up and down the streets; a mild fall-like weekend night, outdoor dining, indoor imbibing.

From the Neighbors of Tudor Place

We write in response to a press release and neighborhood mailing by Tudor Place Foundation announcing the public presentation of a Master Plan for Tudor Place, the historic house museum and garden in Georgetown. The Plan includes the construction of a two-story above ground Visitor Center on 31st Street, a large one story Education Center behind 1670 31st Street, a large Greenhouse visible from 32nd Street, and a large Collections Storage addition at the south end of the historic Garage that currently tops out at six stories above 32nd Street. All of these projects are to be located at the perimeter of the property and will transform the Tudor Place from a residential into an institutional property and will diminish its historic character.

1960: Looking Back a Half Century

Depending on how old you are, 1960 may not seem so long ago, but the world was quite a different place then.

Bartleby's Books: An Institution Gone Too Soon

Given the tumult of activity up and down M Street, it’s always nice to take a detour down one ...

How My Dog Taught Me Politics

How walking my dog four times a day offered a broader forum for local politics than any news outlet ever could, and how simple midmorning discussions reveal the sentiments of an entire city.

The Georgetowner Endorses Adrian Fenty for Mayor

Say what you will about his communication skills. Criticize his attitude all you want. But Adrian Fenty is getting things ...

The Nearly Forgotten Electorates

In the increased intensity of interest surrounding the District’s mayoral race, the casualties have been the attention paid to ...

2010 Campaign Notes

That recent Washington Post poll which showed Mayor Adrian Fenty trailing by double figures in his race against challenger Vincent ...

9/11 Remembered

What people remembered about that morning was how incredibly blue the sky was — the kind of gorgeous day it was ...

Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin 'Restore Honor' to Washington

Glenn Beck is coming to town. So is Sarah Palin. They’re bringing about 300,000 folks with them for a major conservative rally called “Restoring Honor,” a fevered brain child of Beck’s originally meant to be about honoring American servicemen.

Editorial: We've had our Fill of Philly

Can’t Mehmet Kocak, owner of Philly Pizza, just give it a rest?

A Reality Headache

There is a new mental health problem out there. We call it The Real Housewives of Washington D.C. Stress Syndrome.

Op-Ed: Georgetown University Shows Disregard for Its Neighbors

Gauntlet Thrown Down on Education

In the midst of a heated mayoral race, what's next after Michelle Rhee fires 241 DCPS teachers?

Remembering Daniel Schorr

Daniel Schorr, one of the last of the great television and radio reporters, passed away at the age of 93 last week.

The Purgatorial Restoration of the City’s Flagship AME Church

The Metropolitan AME Church not only been a major center of worship, but also an institution in the forefront of the civic, cultural, and intellectual life of African Americans. It deserves better treatment.

What’s Happened to Sports?

With the rise of the free agency system, the breaking up of team cohesion has become the norm and player loyalties have been tested. Things used to be much better.

Turn up that ‘Stat, Stat!

For D.C. residents wilting in 90-plus-degree days, stepping out of the heat can be a welcome relief. But chilly stores and restaurants are bringing winter back.

Too Much Doublespeak at Chairman Forum

At a July 8 public forum featuring Kwame Brown and Vincent Orange, it was disappointing to hear from both city council chairman candidates what amounted to little more than canned, anemic responses to the issues confronting Georgetown today.

Georgetown's Newest Parking Lot?

While left turn arrows at Georgetown's intersections sound great in theory, one has to wonder whether or not this will add to an already horrific traffic jam on M Street.

Behind the Lens

Photos and Commentary by Jeff Malet | Jun 30, 2010

On a June 16 evening, members of Congress of both parties wielded baseball bats, but not at each other. Is Congress finally cooperating?

Remembering Robert Byrd

Senator Robert Byrd died Monday at age 92, leaving behind him a swath of controversy, a throng of admirers and friends and a legacy to be long remembered, a life fully led.

Strasburg Syndrome

A group of seniors from the Georgetown Senior Center, still game in their own way, and still reeling with memories from the loss of founder Virginia Allen, took a trip to the ballpark to see Nats phenom Stephen Strasburg.

'Greener' Gas: Where Should We Fuel Up?

Washington area residents care about the environment, but still drive an average of around 22 miles per day. They must think twice before they fuel up.

Jack Evans Report

States and localities around the nation, of course, are dealing with problems similar to those facing the District: a significant decline in revenues matched up against state and local budgets, which have seen sharp growth through the current decade.

High Time For Oil Conservation

The most important well ever drilled was in a remote section of northwestern Pennsylvania in 1859. It began the international search for oil that eventually changed the way we live.

Letters to the Editor, June 16

We Remember: A Star, A Poet and A Bruin

The Georgetowner remembers Rue McClanahan, Peter Orlovsky and John Wooden.

Georgetown Eyes on Strasburg

Trouble Brews In Texas

The Easy Rider, & A Harley Too

Gary Tischler remembers Dennis Hopper and 'Little Benny' Harley

Show Us the Money

Say, you might ask, whatever happened to the teacher’s union contract?

Remembering Lena Horne

The actress Lena Horne, who passed away last week, brought all of her life experience, her humor and her still-burning bright beauty to center stage.

Congress Vs. Corporations

I recently had a ringside seat to some of the best in political theater. (To be precise, I wasn’t ...

Point/Counterpoint: Georgetown's Campus Plan

Town and Gown. Where Do the Two Sides Stand?

The Blame Game, Again

'Dismissive' Columnist?

To the editor:
I generally look forward to useful and interesting information regarding local real estate in your publication, but ...

To A Great Height

Throughout a turbulent week, the life-affirming passage of Dr. Dorothy Height steadied this community and shone the light on the best of humankind and the best kind of human being.

Liquor Moratorium Needs Loosening

Georgetown's new restaurants shouldn't have to bid for a finite resource.

A New Shade of Gray

In this atmosphere, and with this late start, what are the odds on Gray's run for mayor?

The Chief in Spring

On Easter weekend in Washington, President Obama became an avatar of spring.

High Hopes for Health Care

In a recent New York Times op-ed, Paul Krugman, echoing Abraham Lincoln, remarked that the case for universal health care ...

Evans for Chairman?

If Vincent Gray should run for mayor, “I can tell you I will run for chairman, no question," says Jack Evans.

History Made Daily in Washington

It's springtime, and in this city, in our neighborhoods, we could be living almost anywhere, with slight differences of ...

Remembering Robert Pyle

Georgetowner Robert “Bob” Pyle passed away on March 18 at age 83. A World War II veteran, he attended Japanese ...

Any Character Left?

To the editors:

Regarding the feature “Reviving Dead Space” [March 10 issue], do clients who “loved old buildings” or their ...

What's happening to our merchants?

Georgetown has always had its ups and downs. Let’s be a little more creative.

DC leads a just cause

It’s official. Let the weddings begin.

Last Thoughts on Philly

So, the great pizza affair finally looks like it’s drawing to a close. On Feb. 19, the city’s ...

Vancouver 2010

So, how do you like the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver so far?

If you’re an American, quite a ...

Salute our veterans

No other sector of this nation embodies that exceptionalism more than the United States Armed Forces.

A Broken Blade

The Washington Blade newspaper has announced that it has published its last edition. Needless to say, it came as a ...

Let's Save the Mall

America’s National Mall has problems. Look at the lawn.

The Economic Recovery Fantasy

I freely confess that I regard it as a triumph if I can balance my checkbook. My father was a ...

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