At 66, Getting More Online All the Time

October 14, 2020

This newspaper just turned 66 years old — but is not ready to apply for Social Security.  On Oct. 7, 1954, The Georgetowner was founded, appropriately enough on Wisconsin Avenue, […]

The Georgetowner Endorses …


Here they are: The Georgetowner Editorial Board’s endorsements for President of the United States, District Council members and advisory neighborhood commissioners.

In Defense of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

September 14, 2020

A slave owner, Francis Scott Key was conflicted about slavery. As D.C. attorney general, he prosecuted slaves, but also represented them in lawsuits to obtain their freedom.

Democrats Serve Up a Stew, Republicans Showcase ‘The Donald’

August 27, 2020

Sadly, and ironically, both conventions painted horrific pictures of what our country, now the Divided States of America, will look like tomorrow if the other side wins.

Counterproductive Protesters

August 12, 2020

Lately, some Black Lives Matter protesters have pivoted from marching in parks and along streets in commercial districts to take their message to residential areas. Whether frightening pedestrians and motorists […]

Ward 2 Is Underestimating Trump’s Authoritarianism Threat

July 27, 2020

According to District Council candidate Katherine Venice, we must all realize that America now is the Edmund Pettus Bridge, and we are all called to stand up in the spirit of John Lewis.

2 Lives, Well Lived: John Lewis and C.T. Vivian

July 20, 2020

Both men rose up bloody and never raised their hands to fight back. Instead, they continued to march, go to jail and remain true to Dr. King’s nonviolence movement.

D.C.’s 2021 Budget: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 

July 15, 2020

A new tax on advertising approved by the District Council will add injury to insult for small local newspapers and other media outlets.

The Agony of Emmett Till and George Floyd

June 17, 2020

I thought about Emmett Till as I watched the video of George Perry Floyd dying in the street. I can never forget George calling for his mother before taking his […]

CAG Report: Farewell Georgetown


By my count, we are past Day 90 of our socially distanced existence — an unexpected, unprecedented and very strange experience that most of us will never forget. The human […]