Category Archives: DC

Gormless and Hapless on D.C. Statehood

Paul Waldman makes an excellent point about the Democratic Party’s non-emphasis of statehood for D.C. (boldface mine): But if there’s one thing preventing D.C. statehood from getting more support, it’s almost certainly that Democrats just haven’t made it a priority… … Continue reading

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Accountability, Arrogance, and NIMBY

Over the long weekend, there was a fantastic article about a key element of the housing crisis in many urban metropolitan areas: NIMBY progressives (NIMBY stands for Not In My Back Yard). This is one reason, among many, why I’ve … Continue reading

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He Is Unwell: The Homelessness Edition

Most people don’t know this, but… President Trump said Monday that he wanted to address the crisis of people on the streets, telling Fox News in an interview that his administration “may intercede” to clean up cities such as Washington, … Continue reading

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Tanks for the Independence Day Memories

I don’t really think parking a few tanks on the Fourth of July in D.C. is the first step to martial law. I’m much more concerned about the border patrol detaining journalists who attempt to exercise their rights. That said, … Continue reading

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I’m Not a Big Fan of Tax Easements, But If You’re Going to Use Them…

…this is the right way to do it (boldface mine): A decades-old District institution on Georgia Avenue NW looks like it’s slated for a 10-year tax abatement, after the black-owned bookstore lobbied for relief from the city. The D.C. Council … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History

I had a chance to visit the newly refurbished Hall of Fossils at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History. It’s pretty good. Lots of interesting information, the fossils are posed well, and it’s not just about big things with teeth … Continue reading

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The Rent Is Too Damn High: The 14th Street Edition

Returning to a running theme–business rents are too high–let’s look at D.C.’s 14th Street, NW (boldface mine): It’s been hard to ignore the takeover that’s been happening along the 14th Street corridor. Slowly, independently and locally owned restaurants that helped … Continue reading

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