Category Archives: DC

Questions D.C. Journalists Should Ask about COVID-19

And I don’t mean Wor-Shing-Tun, I mean D.C. local reporters (though if other local and state level journalists ask these questions, that would help their own communities). On the whole, D.C.’s response to COVID-19 has been reasonably good. The city … Continue reading

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Republicans to D.C.: Drop Dead

And I mean D.C., not Wor-Shing-Tun. Because, like D.C. learned when Congress prohibited needle exchange, our lives are put at risk when we lack the same rights as other Americans (boldface mine): D.C. officials are crying foul over a provision … Continue reading

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The Cystem Is the Virus

Observed at the corner of 15th and P Streets NW, Logan Circle, D.C.:

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Democrats Need to Help Mass Transit

Because, for once, they should deliver the boodle to their strongholds instead of the denizens of Midwestern diners. D.C.’s Metro, like many systems, is reducing service due to massive decreases in ridership–eighty five percent. This is blowing a $52 million … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal to Reduce Unpaid Parking Tickets: The D.C. Edition

A while ago, Metro released a report stating that it fails to collect about $40 million per year in bus fares (it later turned out that a significant chunk of that money was students being recorded by drivers as not … Continue reading

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Metro Is Good for Business–When It Runs

One of the things I’ve noticed having returned to D.C. is that, since the never-ending SafeTrack repairs–which means unreliable weekend service, Dupont Circle is incredibly congested with traffic on the weekend evenings. It’s especially bad near the actual circle. That … Continue reading

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Third Wave Gentrification: The Business Rents Are Too Damn High

One of the problems discussing gentrification is that the term is used to encompass very different phenomena. I define gentrification as the period following abandonment, in which prices of existing housing begin to rise as they are renovated, and new … Continue reading

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