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.

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 […]

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.