Category Archives: DC

When Elected Officials Are Above and Apart

This post accidentally spooled out over the weekend. Since it seemed to be somewhat popular on the Twitterz, I’m reposting it: A point I made long ago in the context of transportation policy bears repeating: for services to work well, … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Will D.C. Engage in Magical Thinking and Backslide (Again)

Another week of improvement for D.C. The entire city and all wards, including the ‘low prevalence bastions’ of Ward 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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When Elected Officials Are Above and Apart

A point I made long ago in the context of transportation policy bears repeating: for services to work well, those who govern said services must use them–and suffer when they fail. In a more general sense, elected officials can’t be … Continue reading

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Morning Star Lodge

Observed at the corner of 15th and R Streets NW, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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Some Thoughts on the CDC’s New School Guidance

I realize last week much of the nation was watching jury nullification happen in real time (aka ‘the impeachment trial’), but last week, the CDC released an “Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Mitigation.” For the first time in … Continue reading

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We Never Reached Containment

A few weeks ago, D.C. Health Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt said something very interesting (boldface mine): “Although we are experiencing downward trends, unless we get to a level of a daily case rate where we have demonstrated containment, which in … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Rounding the Corner, For Now

This week was the first week when things were better across the board, though the prevalence is still too high. The entire city and all wards, including the ‘low prevalence bastions’ of Ward 2 and 3, are still well above … Continue reading

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Sign of the Times

Observed at the corner of 17th and P Streets NW, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Fewer Cases, More American Carnage

New cases dropped, though they’re still high in absolute terms, but the death toll is horrific. The entire city and all wards, including the ‘low prevalence bastions’ of Ward 2 and 3, are still well above the German rollback threshold … Continue reading

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Sign of the Times

Observed on 18th Street NW, between S and Swann, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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