Ward 2 Is Underestimating Trump’s Authoritarianism Threat

July 27, 2020


Our greatest intellectual Achilles heel is that we tend not to believe something that hasn’t happened to us.

Most people reading this have never lived under authoritarianism. We just can’t imagine it: and so we disbelieve this threat, in …

Jack Evans Files to Run in Both June Elections for His Old Seat

January 28, 2020

He’s baaaack … already.

Just ten days after leaving his Ward 2 District Council seat that he held for almost 29 years, Jack Evans filed papers with the Board of Elections on Jan. 27 to run for it again in …

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

January 19, 2020

Rain, snow and freezing temperatures could not keep the faithful from gathering at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Jan. 18, for the fourth annual Women’s March. The size of the crowd was smaller than in previous years, and …

9/11: The Day of the Fallen and Heroes, No One Else

September 10, 2019

Every year, we remember the day: September 11.

Every year, it arrives, less and less with large and loud ceremony, more and more in the closets of memory, distanced a little, and seen differently, depending on who you are, if …

Happy New Year — We Made It!

December 31, 2018

As we write—or try to write—about the future and things to look forward to in 2019 as well as things to look back to what is really an unfinished year, it’s hard to get going.

We mean, folks, this remains …

Coming Up: ANC Elections

August 22, 2018

District of Columbia residents who are political and election junkies can be excused forfeeling a bit frustrated every two years at this time of the year. “Crucial” primary elections for governors, state and national senators and congressmen are being minutely

Dyllan’s Raw Bar Grill Opens

August 20, 2018

Dyllan’s Raw Bar Grill opened Aug. 15, replacing Sea Catch, a seafood favorite of many years, in Canal Square at the C&O Canal.

But there’s plenty fruit of the sea to be enjoyed at this new eatery, the first from …

Cultural Leadership & Cocktails: Meet Chris Whittle, June 14

June 7, 2018

Join The Georgetowner on Thursday, June 14, at 6 p.m. at the George Town Club, 1530 Wisconsin Ave. NW, for a cocktail reception and presentation by education visionary Chris Whittle on the new Whittle School & Studios. At this free …

ANC Monday: DDOT, BID Gateway, Coolidge, Halcyon

June 3, 2018

The Georgetown-Burleith-Hillandale Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC 2E) will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m. at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, 35th Street and Volta Place NW, in the Heritage Room on the second floor of the …

Mary Jo Kopechne Portrayed in ‘Chappaquiddick’

April 9, 2018

“Chappaquiddick,” the political drama starring House of Cards actress Kate Mara, opened this weekend, and I was one of the many riveted spectators at Georgetown’s AMC Loews on Sunday, April 8.

The film recounts the fateful events in the summer …