Category Archives: DC

Checkers

Observed on S Street NW, between 8th and 9th, Shaw, D.C.:

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OH NOES! A Tiny Tax Hike on People Who Earn $1 Million Annually

Tuesday, some asshole with a blog noted how silly it is to worry that the rich will flee D.C. if their taxes are raised very slightly. What makes that argument all the more ridiculous is how small those increases–which passed!–will … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: We Need More Vaccinating and Masking

We really, really do. Before we get to that, the entire city and every ward except Ward 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 … Continue reading

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If We Tax the Rich, They’ll Leave D.C.

Blah, blah, blah. This came across the Twitterz: Former D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams is urging members of the business community to write @councilofdc in opposition to proposed tax increases on high earners. "Highly skilled workers are more mobile than ever. … Continue reading

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Why Isn’t D.C. Releasing Its Information About the Delta COVID-19 Variant?

And so there’s no confusion, I’m referring to D.C., not Wor-Shing-Tun. More than a few people noticed this paragraph in a Washington Post story: The District has sequenced every positive coronavirus test sample for the past few weeks, D.C. health … Continue reading

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No Recovery Without

Observed at the corner of 9th and S Streets NW, Shaw, D.C.:

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: It Got Worse. BIGLY.

The entire city and all wards 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% in the second column below; n/a … Continue reading

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Is D.C.’s Ward 8 Different from Southwest Missouri?

Last week, hospital systems in Missouri sent up flares and sounded alarms about surging COVID-19 hospitalizations in Missouri (boldface mine): State health officials are warning COVID cases are soaring in rural parts of the state, including the Lake of the … Continue reading

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Ominous

Observed at the corner of 19th and S Streets NW, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: No Real Change

The entire city and all wards 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% in the second column below; n/a … Continue reading

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