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Capitol Buzz: Finger Food, Pelosi Vote, Her Grandkids

This week's column explains the "toothpick rule," Nancy Pelosi's apparent two-vote margin to be elected speaker of the House and the nonpartisan affection for congressional grandchildren.

Farewell to Bush ’41’: His Character Counted

George H.W. Bush's presidency — his legacy — was astonishingly thick with events that others might not have handled nearly as well. 

Capitol Hill Buzz: Pelosi, Diversity, Press Credentials

Our writer looks at Georgetowner Nancy Pelosi's chances, the diversity of the 116th Congress and two cases, past and present, of a correspondent's expulsion.

A Not So Surprising Election Outcome Sets Us Up for 2020

It’s over. The hurricane midterm—once in a different political landscape predicted to take on the proportions of a blue wave—has come if not entirely...

Capitol Buzz: Home Rule, Campaign Finance, Voting Rights

The Georgetowner's Capitol Hill columnist looks at three issues that are especially timely with the midterm elections at hand.

Evil Act at the Tree of Life: Remember These Names

The Oct. 27 attack in Pittsburgh, which shook and shocked the nation, took place in a national political atmosphere already rife and ripe with hostility, violent riffs, debates, rallies and incidents.

Hate Crimes Are Trending Up

A town hall discussion centered on hate crimes education was held last week in response to two recent bias-related crimes, or hate crimes, committed...

CAG Report: Fighting Crime

By Pam Moore The other morning, I sat down with my cup of coffee and began to look through the emails that had arrived during...

The Georgetowner Endorses …

At this time two years ago, we were opining about the main presidential contenders,offering the aside, “voters have never before been faced with a...

One Swell Head

This tribute to a Georgetowner staffer will be on the short side, because he didn’t write it. It’s not that he has a swelled head....