Category Archives: DC

The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Good, but Not Everywhere

Things are improving in most wards. The entire city and Wards 1-6, are below the German rollback threshold of 50 new cases per 100,000 per week–which also is the threshold the CDC suggests schools for all grades can reopen (0.05% … Continue reading

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Cataloging the Apocalypse Versus Providing Useful Information: D.C. Is Not Releasing the COVID-19 Data We Need

Regular readers will know that, Mondays, I usually provide a weekly update on the state of COVID-19 in D.C. I can’t do that today because the city didn’t release any ward-level data about total testing numbers yesterday; in fact, until … Continue reading

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Hopping on Red

Observed on Swann Street NW between 15th and 16th, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Getting Better, but Bowser’s New Guidelines Might Not Help

Before we get to Mayor Bowser’s late and atypically unannounced rule change, the entire city and Wards 4–8, are still above the German rollback threshold of 50 new cases per 100,000 per week–which also is the threshold the CDC suggests … Continue reading

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Teacup

Observed on P Street NW, between 17th and 18th, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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Sort of State of the Union Thoughts

Wednesday, President Biden gave a sort of State of the Union address. It was a good speech and it made a lot of important points–saying things out loud to counteract the Republican Puke Funnel does matter. Throwing down the ideological … Continue reading

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Losing the Battle Over the Word D.C.

Ultimately, D.C. statehood won’t be won or lost over linguistic battles: it will depend on whether Democratic senators, notably narcissist and ideologue Joe Manchin and Manic Pixie Dream Senator Sinema decide to limit the filibuster further, and allow a statehood … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: A Tale of Three Cities

Or maybe two. Before we get to that, the entire city and all wards, with the exception of Wards 2 and 3, are still well above the German rollback threshold of 50 new cases per 100,000 per week–which also is … Continue reading

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D.C. Status

If you want one too, they’re available at Bailiwick Clothing*. Support the local D.C. bidness! *I have no connection to Bailiwick other than I’ve talked to one of the owners a couple of times, and they seem like good people.

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A Modest Proposal: Any State with More Per-Capita COVID-19 Deaths Than D.C. Should Lose Statehood

Earlier this week, Republican House Minority Whip Steve Scalise argued that D.C.’s high homicide rate means D.C. “can’t perform basic governmental duties like protecting its residents from criminals” (says the Congressman from Louisiana, which has a sky high homicide rate…). … Continue reading

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