Opinion: The Debate … Code Blue 

July 1, 2024

My takeaway from Thursday’s debate? Former President Donald Trump really doesn’t like immigrants. They are his personal bête noire, an animating force. The son—and husband—of immigrants, he is obsessed with […]

Opinion: The Debate, Mere Preview, or Premonition?

June 27, 2024

Remember how you felt when The Former Guy’s jet departed Washington airspace early on the day of President Biden’s inauguration? Putting aside the sore-loser disrespect to tradition, it was a […]

Early Voting Begins: Primary Day, June 4

May 28, 2024

Voting has already begun for the D.C. Primary Election — President, Council members, Delegate and Shadow U.S. Senator and Representative.  Georgetown is part of Ward 2. We urge you to […]

White House Correspondents’ Parties Talk of the Town

April 29, 2024

Washington’s annual nerd prom — the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner and its attendant parties before and after — saw a bit of revival this weekend. Some of the usual […]

Biden’s Student Debt Forgiveness Plan Is Back in Play

February 26, 2024

On Jan. 19, the Biden administration announced that it had approved $4.9 billion in student loan debt relief for 73,600 student borrowers: “These discharges are the result of fixes made by […]

Tens of Thousands in Pro-Palestinian March for Gaza 

November 6, 2023

At least tens of thousands of people gathered downtown for one of the biggest pro-Palestinian protests ever in the U.S. on Saturday. Marchers called for a cease-fire in Gaza, where […]

Witcover on Politics: On the Question of Biden’s Decision to Seek Reelection

September 18, 2023

As a long time admirer of the columns of David Ignatius in the Washington Post, I was surprised and dismayed to read that he had advocated that President Joe Biden […]

Celebrating National Whistleblower Day

July 30, 2023

It may have been hot and humid, with a brief shower outside, but attendees at the July 27 afterparty could take the heat. Many were whistleblowers, after all — and […]

Witcover on Politics: Biden and Ukraine, Steady Wins the Race 

July 24, 2023

When Joe Biden became president in January 2021, he declared he would not be sending any American military personnel into Russia, for risk of sparking a third world war. Instead, […]

‘Wrongfully Detained’ Americans ‘Rotting in Foreign Prisons’ Recognized

May 4, 2023

Actions to free “Wrongfully Detained” Americans “Rotting in Foreign Prisons” were honored and discussed Tuesday and Wednesday, May 2 and 3, by Secretary of State Antony Blinken at a Washington […]