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Dana Beyer

Integrity in Politics -- A Lost Virtue? The Van Hollen - Edwards Battle in Maryland and What It Means Nationally

Dana Beyer | April 28, 2016 | Politics
In Maryland: Yes, the "establishment" won. Yes, we will soon have an all-male delegation. I can certainly see how that looks from the outside. For those of us inside, however, this was about something other than "identity politics," which Congresswoman Donna Edwards derided as a Republican concept
Merima Trako

What Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Means to an Immigrant

Merima Trako | April 27, 2016 | Politics
My recent trip to Washington, D.C. had me thinking about how I fit into the fabric of American life. Ever since the fatal date of September 11th, 2001 I have been at odds about whether I feel truly at home living in America.
Nick Penniman

Nation on the Take: Dialing for Dollars in 'D.C.'s Sweatshops'

Nick Penniman | April 27, 2016 | Politics
While the 2016 presidential election has breached the $1 billion spending mark, less has been made of another, more damaging, part of our out-of-control campaign finance system: congressional "hard money" fundraising.
Jamie Davis Smith

For Wizard of Oz Fans, There's No Place Like Home in the DMV

Jamie Davis Smith | April 27, 2016 | DC
The Wizard of Oz may be 77 years old but it's a classic that still holds appeal for children and the grown-ups who remember falling in love with the story when they were young. Fortunately for DC residents, there are many ways to experience the magic of Oz right in our area.
Melissa Terzis

5 Signs a Condominium Association May Be in Trouble

Melissa Terzis | April 22, 2016 | DC
Many people don't realize how communal condo living can be, particularly when it comes to finances. They think you just magically pay your condo fee, and everything is taken care of for you... but boy, are they wrong.
Dana Beyer

"First, Do No Harm": There Is a Time and a Place to Come Out

Dana Beyer | April 24, 2016 | Queer Voices
Transition is NOT for everyone who is trans. Transition in any given place or time is NOT for everyone. There is no shame in delaying or deferring transition; I delayed for twenty years. What works for me may not work for you.
Kaitlyn Boecker

As A Record Number of States Move Forward With Medical Marijuana Programs, DC Rolls Back Patient Rights

Kaitlyn Boecker | April 18, 2016 | DC
Under the new proposed law, if a patient were to consume their medication beyond a private residence they will be guilty of a criminal misdemeanor and could face up to 60 days imprisonment.
Peter D. Rosenstein

Is David Trone trying to Buy Maryland's 8th Congressional District?

Peter D. Rosenstein | April 14, 2016 | DC
Democratic voters in Maryland's 8th Congressional District have decisions to make as they look to replace an incredibly successful and effective Congressperson.
Kat Haselkorn

Earth Day 2016: Eco-Friendly Actions You Can Take in Your Own Home

Kat Haselkorn | April 15, 2016 | Green
This winter, NASA reported that our globe hit a terrifying new record: February 2016 ranked as the most unusually warm month ever measured. The damage we have done to our planet feels irreparable some days.
Michelangelo Signorile

How Dennis Hastert Demonized Gays as Predators While He Was the True 'Super-Predator'

Michelangelo Signorile | April 14, 2016 | Queer Voices
The true example of a "super-predator" appears to have been Hastert, a man who prosecutors say molested at least 4 boys, including a 14-year-old and one man was so damaged from this sexual assault he committed suicide.
Anna Wilding

Zika Virus Is 'Scarier Than Initially Thought' Says CDC Head

Anna Wilding | April 13, 2016 | DC
While Congress has all but ignored the White House administration's formal request for $1.9 billion in funding to control, prevent, and combat the Zika virus, the CDC and NHIAID have gone full speed ahead in its research to stop the virus.
Franklin Garcia

DC Holiday Delays Tax Day

Franklin Garcia | April 13, 2016 | DC
This year, taxes will be due on April 18th, 2016, and not the usual April 15th. This is because the IRS recognizes any holiday observed in the District of Columbia as an official legal holiday nationwide. Lucky for tax collectors, DC only has...
Melissa Terzis

What's It Worth...To You

Melissa Terzis | April 12, 2016 | DC
It seems like most real estate markets in the country are on fire right now, with homes flying off the market in days, sometimes hours. Sometimes they never even hit the market. It seems, according to agents around the country, that there is quite a demand in many cities. Of...
Connie Lawn

#TalkToMe: My Son Interviews Me

Connie Lawn | April 10, 2016 | DC
Read More: Talk To Me, DC News
I was interviewed by my son for a #TalkToMe feature.
Chi Wang

Asian Americans: The Forgotten Voters

Chi Wang | April 8, 2016 | Politics
This election cycle has quickly become one for the record books. There have been heated primary contests, unexpected election results, and extremely close polls. When races are that close and the presidency is at stake, every vote counts. Why, then, are certain demographics being overlooked or ignored?
Joanne Bamberger

Will We Ever Be Able to Trust 'Ambitious' Political Women?

Joanne Bamberger | April 8, 2016 | Women
In our culture, women's ambition has long been portrayed as something bad or evil while an ambitious man is lauded and seen as well qualified for whatever position.
Ra Jong-Yil

Why Closer Seoul-Beijing Ties Are in Limbo

Ra Jong-Yil | April 7, 2016 | World
SEOUL, South Korea -- Beijing never shifted its bottom line of supporting North Korea. The real reason Xi befriended Park, even at the expense of estranging Pyongyang, was to detach, or at least to distance, South Korea from the network of American alliances in Northeast Asia in which Seoul is regarded as its weakest link.
Brian McCoy

Why the Death of Kenneth Wiggins Is a Huge Loss to Black Creatives

Brian McCoy | April 7, 2016 | Black Voices
We remember the work, but also the spirit of this crater that's been left in the black creative space. We speak and will always remember your name as a visionary for this generation's black creatives, Kenneth Wiggins.
Arianna Huffington

A Wake-Up Call to End Drowsy Driving

Arianna Huffington | April 5, 2016 | Impact
While the dangers of drunk driving are now well known, drowsy driving is still a silent epidemic. Research suggests that tired drivers are responsible for as many as 1.2 million crashes a year which tragically kill 8,000 people. Those numbers are sobering, but hardly surprising given that one study found that being awake for 17 to 19 hours (a normal day for many of us!) causes cognitive impairment equal to having a blood alcohol level of .05 percent (just under the legal limit in many US states). Stay up just a few hours more, and it's equivalent to 0.1 percent -- legally drunk. It doesn't have to be this way, which is why The Huffington Post is teaming up with Uber and Toyota to raise awareness of the issue and help save lives.
Anna Wilding

Obama celebrates ties with NATO head as Trump calls NATO "Obsolete"

Anna Wilding | April 5, 2016 | DC
(PHOTO ©2016 Anna Wilding, Carpe Diem Films, LLC., and Herald de Paris) - See more at: http://www.heralddeparis.com/obama-celebrates-ties-with-nato-head-as-trump-calls-nato-obsolete/#sthash.uoOUXl3K.dpuf WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) -- The Secretary General of NATO, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, met with President Obama at the White House today. This follows...
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