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The Barry Statue is All D.C.

It’s a few short months away, but this totally D.C. event won’t have any trouble attracting attention. The attention will, I’m quite sure, not...

The Honors, Minus the Trumps

Washington is a town of traditions. Every year, certain things happen like clockwork. It’s a seasonal mix of weather, politics, sports, celebrations and events....

Online Shopping: An Urban Myth?

Most everyone these days believes that online sales — of clothing, accessories, household items and even groceries — are increasing to the point that...

The Mighty Have Fallen — Some of Them

The sheer numbers of accused and accusers and the strength of the sexual harassment scandals — launching a #metoo wave on social media — seem to be having a hopeful and surprising result.

Thankful for Dedicated Local Reporters

On Nov. 2, Joe Ricketts, CEO of DNAinfo and Gothamist, decided to shut down one of Washington, D.C.’s many local media outlets, DCist. Without...

East Side Solution: One-Way Streets?

By Don Crockett I have lived in Georgetown since 1973 and have seen many negative changes in the ease of driving on many of our...

Bigger But Not Better

By Alison Schafer Many of us who live in Georgetown live in small houses. I do. And last winter, D.C. regulated house sizes to protect...

New Code of Conduct Must Not Muzzle ANCs

The District Council has proposed a new comprehensive code of ethics that “makes changes to the District government's ethics laws regarding employee conduct, including...

A Monster Is Finally Dead

Sometimes, monsters really do die. They are not deathless,  they stop visiting in the night, unbidden, they are, at long last, bidden to disappear into...

The Age of Trump: Right Here, Right Now

Historians like to sum up their sphere of interest in terms of ages as in “the Age of Napoleon” or “the Age of Revolution”...