Not on a Whim, Woman Catholic Priest Celebrates Momentous Georgetown Mass

September 22, 2022

The Roman Catholic Church wears its age well — and yet, after 2,000 years, is still developing new features, still growing into its body. Perhaps, for world religions, 2,000 years […]

Are We Normalizing Crime?   

September 14, 2022

As we began to write this editorial, we noticed lots of commentary on the growing persistence of crime, close to home and across the nation. We noted the tragic loss […]

Closing Pools Before Labor Day a Travesty  


It was an exceptionally hot August and early September this summer as families and residents tried to enjoy the last of the vacation and home days before heading back to […]

Opinion: A Sliver of Hope on the Climate Crisis 


Everywhere we look we see the effects of the climate crisis – whether we wish to or not. Here in the suburbs of northern Virginia just outside of Washington, D.C., […]

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: 1926-2022 

September 8, 2022

With a simple message fastened to the Buckingham Palace gate stating that she died peacefully at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, the world was told that a sense of stability for […]

Mikhail Gorbachev (1931-2022): An Appreciation

September 1, 2022

With the Aug. 30 death at age 91 of Mikhail Gorbachev (1931-2022) — the last leader of the Soviet Union before its dissolution at the end of the Cold War […]

Editorial: Reading, ’Riting, ’Rithmetic… and Religion  

August 17, 2022

The other day I was talking to a neighbor whose daughter, a rising high-school junior, was beginning to plan her college visits. Suddenly, it’s become very complicated, she told me. […]

Non-competes: Ensuring the District Remains a Competitive Place to Do Business     


At the Council, I have a responsibility to legislate in a way that will protect District residents, ensure all who are reading the law have a clear sense of their […]

Remembering David McCullough 

August 11, 2022

It is hard to say goodbye to my friend David McCullough, who died Aug. 7 at the age of 89. We met in 1989 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, at the centennial commemoration […]

Guest Opinion: Metro’s Revolving Death Spiral

August 8, 2022

WMATA (Metro) once again finds itself on the precipice of yet another “death spiral.” This isn’t the first time the term was used to describe Metro. Former General Manager Richard […]