November 11, 2020

Anyone who was paying attention on Saturday, Nov. 7, heard and saw much of America rejoicing outside, on the sidewalks and on the streets, after the media call that proclaimed Joe Biden president-elect.

For many in Georgetown and elsewhere, the …

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 …

House Bill on D.C. Statehood Likely to Pass

June 25, 2020

A Democratic proposal that, by reshaping a large portion of the District of Columbia into a 51st state, would give almost all the District 700,000 residents representation in Congress, including two senators, is scheduled for a vote in the House …

Evening of Smiling Eyes, Good Will Honors Nancy Pelosi

March 26, 2020

A bipartisan group of Washington political leaders gathered March 11 with Irish brethren to pay tribute to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Matthew Shay and Rep. Peter King at the 28th Annual Ireland Funds Gala. Emerald green lighting glowed through the …

Politics, Impeachment Are Heating Up

January 16, 2020

Every week, every day, the world lets you know that we are living in the age of the simultaneous. It’s as if history is playing out as a series of events pinned up like clothes on a clothesline, worn by …

Impeachment Coverage: A Screen Split Like the Nation

December 19, 2019

Years ago, when I was young, I was just beginning to think about history. It was something that happened a long time ago. I didn’t think much about impeachment.

I recall that I seemed to be aware that there had …

Cummings Manned the Bridge of Justice

October 18, 2019

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Maryland), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, with responsibility for the ongoing Trump impeachment inquiry, died at three in the morning yesterday, Oct. 17. He was 68 and had been in failing health …

The Salve of Baseball

October 10, 2019

I turned on my computer this morning to find out what had happened to the Washington Nationals, trailing 3-1 in the eighth inning of a win-or-go-home game out west against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

“Oh my God!” I yelled.

“Oh …

Maureen Dowd Party Trashed on Twitter

July 29, 2019

What is it about Georgetown parties? Attracting not only the neighbors’ attention, of course, but side looks and comments from far away?

The latest dust-up concerned New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd’s July 24 party at her N Street home …

Del. Norton Cites D.C. Statehood Progress

February 25, 2019

The two dozen or so Georgetown and West End Democratic activists were calm, cordial, almost happily optimistic on Feb. 21 as they munched appetizers and reacted to reports on the state of the District by Jack Evans and Eleanor Holmes …