Convention-Unlike-Any-Other Has Some Good Points

August 20, 2020

The 2020 nominating conventions for the Democratic Party, taking place this week, Aug. 17 to 20, and for the Republican Party, taking place next week, Aug. 24 to 27, are unlike any of the past, at least in one significant …

Democrats Open Unconventional Convention

August 17, 2020

The Democratic convention officially opened today, Aug. 17, at noon. It will run four days, officially launching the party’s presidential and vice-presidential candidates on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 11 p.m. But it will be unusual.

Americans and the press may …

Mayor Enlists Big Names for ReOpen DC Advisory Group

April 27, 2020

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced April 27 that the ReOpen DC Advisory Group, tasked with formulating the District’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, will be headed by Secretary Michael Chertoff and Ambassador Susan Rice. Bowser also enlisted former first lady …

The Latest Rock Star: Michelle!

November 15, 2018

Women are reshaping America’s leadership, as evidenced in the November midterm elections. Now a former first lady has been packaged as a seductive rock star. We had Madonna, Cher and Beyoncé. Now, there’s Michelle.

Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Sarah …

Obama Portraits Unveiled at National Portrait Gallery

February 12, 2018

The former first daughters — Malia, who’s at Harvard, and Sasha, who’s at Sidwell Friends — weren’t at the National Portrait Gallery this morning, Feb. 12, but the invited guests nonetheless gazed upon four Obamas: two Baracks and two Michelles.…

Overheard at Lunch: D.C. Gossip Girl

January 24, 2018

Ivanka and Jared Dine at Momofuku

First daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner — whose birthday was Jan. 10 — decided to dine out with two other couples at Momofuku CCDC on Jan. 6, the Washington Post reported. …

Overheard at Lunch: D.C. Gossip Girl — Oct. 11, 2017

October 11, 2017

‘Terminate’ Gerrymandering, Says Arnold
Arnold Schwarzenegger showed up outside the Supreme Court Oct. 3 to protest gerrymandering. As the justices heard oral arguments in a big case about the partisan drawing of legislative and congressional districts, Schwarzenegger and other anti-