Category Archives: Libraries

Privatization Is Theft

I occasionally snark about means-testing the public library: To use an absurd example, we could means test the public library, offer a series of different borrowing plans based on verified income and so on, or we could just… lend out … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Healthcare, Libraries

Schools Still Need Libraries

I’ve written before about the disparities in D.C.’s public school libraries. Well, this also seems to be a problem in other cities too (boldface mine): Here we go again, tumbling down the shaft and into a bizarro world in which … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Libraries

‘Transformative’ Politics Are Pragmatic

Over the weekend, I saw this tweet: If center-left folks like Vox and Slate pooh-pooh a big EITC expansion, it's a clear signal that Dems aren't going to be satisfied with Clintonite targeted policies, even highly effective ones. They demand … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Libraries

Il Trumpe’s War On Libraries

No idea what will happen in 2018, but, unsurprisingly, the Republican administration wants to eliminate all federal funding for libraries (boldface mine): If you say “IMLS” to most folks, even to those familiar with Uncle Sam’s endless stream of abbreviations … Continue reading

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A Temporary Idea For The D.C. Library Should Be Made Permanent

In a few months, the main branch of the D.C. library, the Martin Luther King Library will be closed for several years for renovations. As a result, other libraries will be open later, and the city will open a “Library … Continue reading

Posted in Libraries

These Men Of The Library of Congress

Observed at the Library of Congress, D.C.: At the time, World War I was the World War. Then:

Posted in DC, Libraries, Military

Cloudy Flags

Observed at Georgetown Neighborhood Library, Georgetown, D.C.:

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