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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Why Congress Should Keep Hands Off DC

Since the 115th Congress convened earlier this year, some lawmakers have attempted to step into the District’s local affairs. They have introduced measures that...

DC Democracy is Up to the Courts

We live in a time when the President and the Congress are almost constantly at loggerheads, each accusing the other of acting unconstitutionally. The...

Living Below the Tower

The month before Donald Trump was elected president of the United States the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAHC) opened its...

The Answer

If man, as a species, rises to the occasion And takes the heavens by storm, If we triumph over every element and elemental force That reality has contrived, that endless universes Have...

Lesser Dreams

And then there’s beauty, standardized, We think, to some illusive But generally agreed to average, So needed— necessary— For our confident place in group. What, then, for those, as I, Who’s smile reflects less clearly? Who will take our hands— say love to...

Past Destiny

Nature could have been more kind, but she was average…at her best; Destined to live a lonely life, to hear cruel comments made in jest. But, then again,...

Residents Are Not Terrorists!

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) considers Capitol Hill residents potential terrorists. This is what I learned today when I opened the March Hill Rag,...

DC Voters Want One Fair Wage and DC Council Should Too

At the end of June, DC residents voted for tipped workers to be paid one fair wage. Initiative 77, approved by 56 percent of...

Rationale For Art

Our kids hate us— that we can and they can’t, That we know and they don’t, that we’ve done and they haven’t— Just like we hated our parents and...

Fall Musing

Our fall has come I feel its shroud Pervade the early morning, while nature’s tears, Which once meant life, are drumming down in mourning. And on the ground in humble brown The branches’...
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