Use D.C.’s Red Flag Gun Law to Prevent Tragedy 

January 11, 2023

It is difficult to imagine anything more frightful or tragic than having one’s own child murdered at school by a gunman who signaled his intentions publicly before the deed.   Increasingly […]

Georgetowners of the Year, 2022 

December 7, 2022

The naming of Georgetowners of the Year has been a tradition of The Georgetowner newspaper for decades. This year’s group — selected by the editorial board — includes a church and its pastor, […]

Mayor Bowser: Please Veto the Non-Citizen Voting Bill  

November 9, 2022

On Oct. 19, the Council of the District of Columbia voted 12-1 to allow all non-citizens residing in Washington, D.C., for more than 30 days to vote in elections. That would include […]

Are We Normalizing Crime?   

September 14, 2022

As we began to write this editorial, we noticed lots of commentary on the growing persistence of crime, close to home and across the nation. We noted the tragic loss […]

Closing Pools Before Labor Day a Travesty  


It was an exceptionally hot August and early September this summer as families and residents tried to enjoy the last of the vacation and home days before heading back to […]

Editorial: Reading, ’Riting, ’Rithmetic… and Religion  

August 17, 2022

The other day I was talking to a neighbor whose daughter, a rising high-school junior, was beginning to plan her college visits. Suddenly, it’s become very complicated, she told me. […]

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 […]

Summer Reading Suggestions

June 23, 2022

With the beach season upon us, we asked our staff to recommend some good summer reads. Hope you enjoy snuggling up to a good book. Let us know if you […]

2022 Endorsements: Bowser, Mendelson, Schwalb  

June 15, 2022

While the Ward 2 election ballot may be thin, The Georgetowner shall weigh in on the June 21 Democratic primary, with early voting and mail-in ballots already happening. Let’s deal […]

Georgetown Now a Direct-to-Consumer Hub 


The crowds are back. Pedestrians. Diners. Shoppers. Tourists. Students. The streets, once again, are packed.     And it’s a beautiful sight to see.   A quick look at our own “Biz Ins […]