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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’

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.

Democrats Serve Up a Stew, Republicans Showcase ‘The Donald’

Sadly, and ironically, both conventions painted horrific pictures of what our country, now the Divided States of America, will look like tomorrow if the other side wins.

Counterproductive Protesters

Lately, some Black Lives Matter protesters have pivoted from marching in parks and along streets in commercial districts to take their message to residential...

Ward 2 Is Underestimating Trump’s Authoritarianism Threat

According to District Council candidate Katherine Venice, we must all realize that America now is the Edmund Pettus Bridge, and we are all called to stand up in the spirit of John Lewis.

2 Lives, Well Lived: John Lewis and C.T. Vivian

Both men rose up bloody and never raised their hands to fight back. Instead, they continued to march, go to jail and remain true to Dr. King’s nonviolence movement.

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...