Georgetowners of the Year for 2020

December 11, 2020

We salute longtime residents and businesspersons who have given freely of their time, making our special neighborhood all the better for their dedication.

What’s Out and What’s In?

December 9, 2020

One day, we’ll look back and … wish we hadn’t. But, for now, here’s our highly idiosyncratic look at “What’s Out and What’s In” at the end of this exceptionally strange year.

In the Light, the Scourge of 2020 Recedes


In the Light, the Scourge of 2020 Rescinds In this worst year ever — at least in our lifetimes — we are straining to look beyond our holiday blues, to […]

Swan Song for Trumpers in D.C. (photos)

November 14, 2020

Trump supporters gathered to contest the 2020 election results and back the president’s allegations that many ballots in several battleground states were invalid.

BIDEN TIME

November 11, 2020

Anyone who was paying attention on Saturday, Nov. 7, heard and saw much of America rejoicing outside, on the sidewalks and on the streets, after the media call that proclaimed […]

This Is What Democracy Looks Like

October 28, 2020

We used to roll our eyes at “every vote counts” or “peaceful transfer of power.” But now? Not so complacent anymore.

RBG Is the Point of Your Vote

October 16, 2020

When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Sept. 18, a flood of tributes and future promises rose among her many admirers. To visit the front of the Supreme Court those […]

At 66, Getting More Online All the Time

October 14, 2020

This newspaper just turned 66 years old — but is not ready to apply for Social Security.  On Oct. 7, 1954, The Georgetowner was founded, appropriately enough on Wisconsin Avenue, […]

The Georgetowner Endorses …


Here they are: The Georgetowner Editorial Board’s endorsements for President of the United States, District Council members and advisory neighborhood commissioners.

In Defense of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

September 14, 2020

A slave owner, Francis Scott Key was conflicted about slavery. As D.C. attorney general, he prosecuted slaves, but also represented them in lawsuits to obtain their freedom.