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

August 27, 2020

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

August 12, 2020

Lately, some Black Lives Matter protesters have pivoted from marching in parks and along streets in commercial districts to take their message to residential areas. Whether frightening pedestrians and motorists on Wisconsin Avenue or screaming at customers at Thomas Sweet, what is intended as a wake-up call to residents of upscale neighborhoods is anything but. […]

Ward 2 Is Underestimating Trump’s Authoritarianism Threat

July 27, 2020

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

July 20, 2020

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 

July 15, 2020

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

June 17, 2020

I thought about Emmett Till as I watched the video of George Perry Floyd dying in the street. I can never forget George calling for his mother before taking his final breath. “I wonder if my child cried out for me?” said Mamie Till Mobley as she talked about the night her 14-year-old son was […]

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 us will never forget. The human tragedy, economic pain and psychological stress have been enormous for many. Yet I continue to be impressed by the flexibility, resilience and creativity of people […]

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 — the Supreme Court, of all institutions, lit up the LGBTQ world. The court ruled on June 15 that workers cannot be fired for being gay or transgender. The historic 6-3 […]

In Your Power to Vote: Your Freedom, Your Independence

June 1, 2020

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

May 25, 2020

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