Category Archives: DC

In The Jungle

Observed on P Street NW, between 14th and 15th, Logan Circle, D.C.:

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Good Boy

Observed in Blagden Alley, D.C.:

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People Need To Get Out More

This is largely based on anecdote (though some U.S. Census data seem to support this), but it seems people don’t move around the U.S. as much as they used to*. Without getting into the reasons why, this is not a … Continue reading

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Wage Garnishment And Not Knowing What Things Cost

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson apparently does not know the price of a banana (boldface mine): On Tuesday, the Council passed a bill that increases the amount of District residents’ paychecks that are protected from debt collection. D.C.’s current law … Continue reading

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Unwilling To Truly Combat Global Warming: The WaPo Transit Edition

While this Washington Post editorial would appear to be about a minor transit issue, it represents the kind of failure that we must end if we’re serious about stopping climate change (boldface mine): WHEN GOV. Larry Hogan (R) last year … Continue reading

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The Rent Is Too Damn High

Or, if you prefer, affordable housing is now an upper-middle class problem. Not a gentry class problem, but definitely one for the upper-middle class. Consider the median D.C. household income–which is pretty good compared to many places!–of $77,686. Affordable housing, … Continue reading

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Observed at the U.S. Botanic Garden, Southwest, D.C.:

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