June Downtowner News Briefs    

June 14, 2023

 D.C. Council Passes Emergency Bill to Cap Rent Increases   Despite high inflation numbers, the D.C. Council passed an emergency bill earlier this month to stabilize rental housing in the city […]

Re Dobbs vs. Jackson, Beware the Originalists   

July 13, 2022

With all their emphasis on the importance of the founders’ intentions in creating the U.S. Constitution as the foundation of federal law, the Constitutional “Originalists” and their enthusiastic cheerleaders might […]

Washington, D.C.: Memorable Images from 2021 (photos by Jeff Malet)

December 31, 2021

2021 saw a partial resumption of activities in the District suggesting better times ahead. It was also a year marked by political turmoil. Click on the photo icons below for […]

Holding Court: Eliminating the Filibuster to Protect our Rights

July 8, 2021

At every turn Republicans in the Senate have weaponized the filibuster to obstruct critical proposals to secure our right to vote, expand access to healthcare, protect workers, and defend civil […]

Life at the Climax of a Decade

December 18, 2019

The almost light speed by which we receive the news of events and change is one of the key themes of the decade soon to come to an end.

Walking the Red Carpet at Correspondents’ Dinner (photos)

April 29, 2019

The guest list to this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on Saturday, April 27, at the Washington Hilton was certainly paired down from years past. Chief among the missing […]

Overheard at Lunch: D.C. Gossip Girl

September 13, 2017

Proposal Eyewitness Gets Plaque at Martin’s It was spring of 1953. Marion “Joe” Smoak was nursing a martini at Martin’s Tavern on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown and history hit him […]

Downtowner DC

August 23, 2017

Capital One Arena Replaces Verizon Center The Verizon Center, a sports and entertainment arena originally known as the MCI Center, became the Capital One Arena on Aug. 9. Monumental Sports […]

We Strongly Support a Georgetown Main Street Program

August 9, 2017

Georgetown is rich in history that dates back hundreds of years. From its earliest roots as a trading post and then a thriving port, Georgetown is internationally famous, not only […]

D.C. Trees Damaged by Gas Leaks

Thousands of gas leaks discovered in 2011 are responsible for $15 million to $20 million in damage to trees in the District of Columbia, according to natural gas safety expert […]