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5 Killed at Annapolis Newspaper: Hitting Home

This one hurts. This one really hurts. We have almost — almost but not quite — become inured to the instances of mass shootings in...

Thank You, Ted. Thank You, Abe.

In the midst of a news cycle that won’t let up, the extraordinary pleasures connected with the triumph of the Washington Capitals remain strong. So...

Non-D.C. Residents Must Pay Tuition

When the stunningly redesigned Duke Ellington School of the Arts at last reopened in August of 2017, Mayor Muriel Bowser called it the “premier...

Vote No on Initiative 77

The Georgetowner has listened to the arguments on both sides of the tipped employee minimum wage issue and believes strongly that Initiative 77 should be defeated. 

ENDORSEMENTS: Bowser, Mendelson et al.

While it may be a primary election lacking any real drama or contention, The Georgetowner shall weigh on the Democratic primary to be held...

Vote No on Initiative 77

Voter beware! At first glance, Initiative 77 on the June 19 D.C. primary ballot seems like a “no-brainer” yes vote. After all, it aims to...

Voting at 16?

Ward 6 Council member Charles Allen recently introduced legislation that would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote. If passed, District 16-year-olds could vote not...

Needed: A Spirit of Rotation

A quick look at the District’s Democratic primary lineup reveals some worrisome features of our more-or-less one-party state. Serious opponents are lacking for most...

A Buzz-Free Primary?

A District of Columbia primary election will take place June 19. But there’s been precious little buzz about likely winners, hot issues, challenges to...

Betsy McGregor Cooley, 1944-2018

In 2002, Cooley became executive director of the Citizens Association of Georgetown, expanding the scope of the organization’s events and initiatives over a 14-year tenure.