Category Archives: DC

The Press Corps And Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (Like Mass Transit)

Boston Globe columnist Shirley Leung writes (boldface mine): By now, you must have read that The Boston Globe has moved downtown from our longtime home in Dorchester, where most employees drove to work and enjoyed free parking. No such perk … Continue reading

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The Last Thing Metro Needs Is Privatization

Once again, we see the complete lack of political oversight–which is to say, failure by D.C. area politicians–on the Metro system. This time, it’s privatization (boldface mine): Metro needs to be fixed fast — daily ridership is plummeting, contributing to a projected … Continue reading

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WMATA/Metro’s Worst Idea Yet

I believe this could lead to violence (boldface mine): …at two downtown stations, Metro is literally adding music to the mix. At Gallery Place-Chinatown and Judiciary Square, an “easy listening” playlist selected by Metro staff is being pumped into the … Continue reading

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Work It

Observed at the corner of 14th and Riggs Streets NW, Logan Circle, D.C.:

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Incivility

We’re supposed to not do this sort of thing anymore. Or something (observed at Dupont Circle, D.C.):

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Pistil And Stamen

Observed on Corcoran St. NW, between 18th and 19th, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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Doesn’t Seem Like There Was A Ferguson Effect

Probably should have lead with “Still doesn’t…” While we’ve dealt with the supposed Ferguson Effect (which appears to be a Chicago and three months in D.C. effect as much as anything else) before, there’s now a study which looked at … Continue reading

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