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D.C.’s 2021 Budget: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 

A new tax on advertising approved by the District Council will add injury to insult for small local newspapers and other media outlets.

The Agony of Emmett Till and George Floyd

I thought about Emmett Till as I watched the video of George Perry Floyd dying in the street. I can never forget George calling...

CAG Report: Farewell Georgetown

By my count, we are past Day 90 of our socially distanced existence — an unexpected, unprecedented and very strange experience that most of...

A Big Win for Pride

During this particular Pride Month — with the excitement at a lower pitch due to the absence of a parade and other outdoor events...

In Your Power to Vote: Your Freedom, Your Independence

The Georgetowner calls on you, the Ward 2 voters, to research the candidates carefully and, yes, vote twice: in the Ward 2 primary election, to be held June 2, and in the special election on June 16.

Memorial Day Reflections — From The Georgetowner Archives

Here is a account of Memorial Day 2013 by our late colleague and writer Gary Tischler — Right Time, Right Place, Memorial Day Reflections.

We Cannot Afford to Get This Wrong

How Mayor Bowser and the District Council respond to the economic crisis in the weeks ahead will shape the long-term path towards D.C.’s prosperity...

Facing a Two-Front Crisis

The District is facing a two-front exigent crisis. At one front, a health crisis with the potential to cripple the city’s health system, with...

Taking Earth Day to Heart

The spring, the summer, The childing autumn, angry winter, change Their wonted liveries, and the mazèd world, By their increase, now knows not which is which — “A...

COVID-19 by the Numbers: How Bad Is It?

The number of known positive cases is growing everywhere. But the determining factors in the severity of the disease are the number and percentage of deaths.