Re Dobbs vs. Jackson, Beware the Originalists   

July 13, 2022

With all their emphasis on the importance of the founders’ intentions in creating the U.S. Constitution as the foundation of federal law, the Constitutional “Originalists” and their enthusiastic cheerleaders might […]

Looking for a Few Good ANC Candidates

July 5, 2022

It’s a fervent time for civic activity in America — and especially in Washington, D.C., and Georgetown. So many national issues are focused here and activists from throughout the country […]

In D.C., Bowser Wins; Progressives, Too

June 23, 2022

The center held, more or less, as Mayor Muriel Bowser won the Democratic nomination and a chance to have a third term — besting her opponent Robert White by 10,000 […]

2022 Endorsements: Bowser, Mendelson, Schwalb  

June 15, 2022

While the Ward 2 election ballot may be thin, The Georgetowner shall weigh in on the June 21 Democratic primary, with early voting and mail-in ballots already happening. Let’s deal […]

Commentary: Hall of Mirrors


Patients suffering from intractable, chronic, or phantom-limb pain often find relief in mirror therapy, which tricks the brain into believing the injured limb is “healed” by viewing a reflection of […]

Council Passes 2023 Budget; Awaits Mayor’s Signature

May 30, 2022

The Council of the District of Columbia passed Mayor Bowser’s $19.5 billion 2023 budget on May 24. It was the culmination of a long unique District process that takes months […]

Lincoln Memorial Turns 100 on Memorial Day

May 26, 2022

We live in Mr. Lincoln’s city. So much of his life’s moments vibrate through the collective frequencies of Washington, D.C., where other presidents come to mind. This nation’s savior, the great […]

SCOTUS Springs a Leak 

May 11, 2022

Leaks are pernicious things. You often don’t know you have one until water starts to drip down your wall or a stain creeps across the ceiling. It’s not a good […]

Thanks to the Georgetown House Tour — and Frida Burling  


The Patrons’ Party on April 20 for the 2022 Georgetown House Tour at the Langhorne residence was a happy affair with grateful Georgetowners gathering to support the tour and saying […]

Editorial: Sound and Fury 

April 13, 2022

Forget the calendar. It may say Spring, but we seem to be stuck in a “winter of discontent” that plays on and on in an endless loop.   From Ukraine, where […]