A Primer on Immigration

January 18, 2018

Here is a primer on immigration as our writer has come to understand it over the past 10 years, as a credentialed, non-advocate congressional journalist covering immigration reform and politics.

DHS’s Nielsen Testifies; Pro-DREAMer Protests (photos)


Just outside the hearing room where Kirstjen Nielsen was testifying, protesters assembled in the Hart Senate Office Building lobby to demand Congress pass the DREAM Act.

Dr. King’s Words, and Trump’s

January 16, 2018

In the end, the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday became a day when the president was questioned about his stand on race.

‘City of Hope’ at National Museum of African American History

January 11, 2018

An exhibition that opened last month commemorates the 50th anniversary of what tragically became Martin Luther King Jr.’s final crusade, which brought Resurrection City to the National Mall.

Business Ins & Outs, Jan. 10, 2018

January 10, 2018

News Outlets Make Their Own Headlines The year 2017 ended and the year 2018 began with a couple of bangs in local journalism. The endangered Washington City Paper was saved […]

Current Newspapers Files for Bankruptcy

January 7, 2018

The Current Newspapers, Inc., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Jan. 3. Headquartered at 5185 MacArthur Blvd. NW, the newspaper company celebrated its 50th anniversary in November. It began in […]

They Left Us, With Memories, in 2017

December 28, 2017

Here for one more time are some of those who one way or another have finagled their time on earth into the memories of those who cherish (or, in one case or two, deplore) them.

Hanukkah Arrives in D.C. With National Menorah Lighting (photos)

December 13, 2017

The Air Force Band and the “Three Cantors” provided the musical backdrop; Mushka Landa of Connecticut and Elias Greenwood of California read their prize-winning essays; and Dreidelman made his usual appearance.

Carol Schwartz’s ‘Quite a Life!’

December 11, 2017

If there are people that don’t know Schwartz, that omission has been taken care of with the coming of her book “Quite a Life! From Defeat to Defeat … and Back.”

‘Mean Girls’ Heading to Broadway

December 4, 2017

The show finished its D.C. run Dec. 3, receiving mostly positive reviews. Fans of the movie will be pleased to learn that the stage version has kept many of the signature lines.