Category Archives: DC

Wage Garnishment And Not Knowing What Things Cost

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson apparently does not know the price of a banana (boldface mine): On Tuesday, the Council passed a bill that increases the amount of District residents’ paychecks that are protected from debt collection. D.C.’s current law … Continue reading

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Unwilling To Truly Combat Global Warming: The WaPo Transit Edition

While this Washington Post editorial would appear to be about a minor transit issue, it represents the kind of failure that we must end if we’re serious about stopping climate change (boldface mine): WHEN GOV. Larry Hogan (R) last year … Continue reading

Posted in DC, Global Warming, Housing, Transportation

The Rent Is Too Damn High

Or, if you prefer, affordable housing is now an upper-middle class problem. Not a gentry class problem, but definitely one for the upper-middle class. Consider the median D.C. household income–which is pretty good compared to many places!–of $77,686. Affordable housing, … Continue reading

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Moose

Observed at the U.S. Botanic Garden, Southwest, D.C.:

Posted in DC, Museums etc.

Swing Tunes And Saucy Sirens

Observed at the National Building Museum, Judiciary Square, D.C.:

Posted in DC, Movies, Museums etc.

Shrimp

Observed at the Wharf, SW, D.C.:

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The Collateral Damage Of IMPACT

I’ve often noted how high-stakes testing in K-12 education collides with Campbell’s Law, whether it be fraud or how students are treated in class. But this in-depth look at a D.C. public school shows how much standardized testing, in this … Continue reading

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