Bowser Joins Protesters, Pushes Back at Trump (photos)

June 7, 2020

Mayor Bowser strolled through the earnest and sometimes festive crowd near the St. Regis hotel and St. John’s Church on June 6, speaking briefly at the corner of 16th and Eye Streets NW.

Georgetown Rector Gassed, Forced Off Lafayette Square to Make Way for Trump

June 2, 2020

The Rev. Gini Gerbasi was at her old church to protest George Floyd’s death. Her account of her experience on June 1 launched a Twitter hashtag: #aforcetobereckonedwith.

4th Women’s March in D.C. Brings Out Many Faithful (photos)

January 19, 2020

This year’s Women’s March coincided with the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave and guarantees women’s Constitutional right to vote.

Profs & Pints: Understanding the Mueller Investigation

March 11, 2019

Profs and Pints presents: “Understanding the Mueller Investigation,” with Randall D. Eliason, law professor, white-collar crime expert, Washington Post columnist, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia […]

Venezuelan Embassy in Limbo

February 6, 2019

The seeming deserted building posted signs that read “no Consular Service until further notice” and a note to postal workers and delivery services asks them to ring the door bell and wait for a response.

A State Funeral Illuminates the Life of George H.W. Bush and America         

December 6, 2018

State funerals are high and mighty, sometimes surreal occasions, solemn and full of formality, and, contrarily, stretched to the limits of theatrical and historical high drama. For such an effect, the […]

A Not So Surprising Election Outcome Sets Us Up for 2020

November 7, 2018

It’s over. The hurricane midterm—once in a different political landscape predicted to take on the proportions of a blue wave—has come if not entirely gone. The election—at times feared or […]

To Understand Congress, Watch ‘Legally Blonde 2’

May 29, 2018

Ever since the Democrats shut down the government twice, briefly, over DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), Congress has been focused on what to do with the 18-to-30-year-olds known as DREAMers. 

Trump Briefly Visits Georgetown, Ties Up Traffic

March 8, 2018

Trump’s dinner plans closed parts of P, Q, 27th and 28th Streets, snarled traffic throughout the east side of Georgetown and surprised residents.

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 […]