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Possible Prosecutorial Misconduct in Jeffrey Thompson Case

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 03.12.2014 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

U.S. Attorney Ron Machen appears to be coming very close to the line, if he hasn't already crossed it, of prosecutorial misconduct in his zeal to 'get...

Mayor Vincent Gray's Imminent Decision: Run or Not Run

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

Mayor Vincent Gray must decide in the very near future if he will run for a second term.

Empower DC Is 21st Century Civil Rights in Washington, D.C.

Head-Roc | Posted 11.17.2013 | DC

Empower DC utilizes much of the same honored tried and true methods of empowering low and moderate income DC residents, on the issues of affordable housing, education, childcare and public property use, via the same grassroots community organizing that is the root effectiveness of our American Civil Rights Movement.

Former D.C. Mayor Reportedly Has 'Budding Romance' With Steve Jobs' Widow

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

Adrian Fenty, former mayor of Washington, D.C., has a "budding romance" with Laurene Powell Jobs, the Washington Post reports. Powell Jobs is the w...

Former D.C. Mayor's Daughter Reportedly Taken Into Protective Custody

Posted 07.17.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Former mayor Adrian Fenty's daughter was taken into protective custody after being found alone in a bathroom at a D.C. recreation center...

D.C. Council and School Reform: First, Do No Harm

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.17.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

We all can agree that the status quo is unacceptable. But we also need to agree that continuing destabilization of school leadership, and ongoing power struggles over the authority to control and direct the schools, only distracts from academic improvement and threatens further delay in real reform.

Was Michelle Rhee a Cheater?

Richard Whitmire | Posted 03.17.2013 | Education
Richard Whitmire

The Rhee critics trying to make the sins of some teachers the sins of Rhee merely illustrate how polarizing Rhee was, and still is. There are plenty of reasons to judge Rhee harshly for her time here, but cheating doesn't even make the top ten.

Adrian Fenty: 'Clearly There Have Been Some Missteps'

Posted 09.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Since leaving office, former District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty (D) hasn't said much about the tenure of the man who beat him in 20...

The Colonialist Targeting of D.C. Officials

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 09.16.2012 | DC
Richard J. Rosendall

We should not accept the self-fulfilling logic that if a media drumbeat is loud and relentless enough, the object of its noise must go. Calls for Mayor Vincent Gray's resignation are premature.

Jon Ward

Top Obama Fundraiser Defends Romney's Offshore Bank Accounts | Jon Ward | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– In 2009, millionaire developer R. Donahue Peebles stirred the D.C. political scene with talk of challenging then-Mayor Adrian Fenty, s...

Man In Mayor Gray's Inner Circle Pleads Guilty To Destroying Evidence

Posted 05.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Thomas Gore, the assistant campaign treasurer on District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign, is expected to be in federal c...

Fighting 30+ DCPS Closures (And Walmart) In Chocolate City to Empower DC

Head-Roc | Posted 05.09.2012 | DC

It's excruciatingly hard for me to believe that I live in the nation's capitol where over 30 DC public schools, serving mostly Black and Brown American communities, are being recommended for closure.

Vince Gray Moving the District Forward Despite Ethics Issues

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 02.28.2012 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

For all those who said the sky would fall if Vincent Gray was elected Mayor, we now have clear proof that it hasn't.

How High Will D.C. Taxi Fares Go?

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.13.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Riding a cab in the nation's capital is becoming more expensive. On Tuesday morning, members of the D.C. Taxicab Commission OK'd a p...

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray Heading in the Right Direction With Immigration Executive Order

Franklin Garcia | Posted 12.28.2011 | DC
Franklin Garcia

On October 19, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray did something that placed D.C. on top, as the nation's defender of immigrant rights.

Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's Campaign Under Vigorous Federal Scrutiny

The Washington Post | Nikita Stewart | Posted 12.15.2011 | DC

Federal investigators digging into irregularities in the campaign of Mayor Vincent C. Gray have interviewed several of his associates and election sta...

Colby King: Where Is Tony Williams When D.C. Needs Him?

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 12.01.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's no secret that Colby King, The Washington Post's Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist has a distaste for the current state of public af...

Trymaine Lee

Adrian Fenty: No Regrets | Trymaine Lee | Posted 11.28.2011 | Black Voices

It wasn't long ago that Adrian Fenty was Washington, D.C.,'s wonder boy, a star in Chocolate City politics whose aggressive, take-charge approach earn...

Mandy Jenkins

Fake Tweeps in D.C. | Mandy Jenkins | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics

As a scandal rooted in social media, it's fitting that Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-N.Y.) Twitter antics would lead to the creation of a fake Twitter acco...

Education Reformers Can't Dodge Race Issues

Richard Whitmire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Richard Whitmire

In Washington D.C. schools there is one topic that rarely gets raised, especially among white school reformers: race. Just too uncomfortable.

Former D.C. Mayor To Teach At Alma Mater

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Former mayor of Washington, D.C. Adrian Fenty is heading back to college. The 1992 Oberlin graduate will co-teach a politics course at the school thi...

Where Do The Politicians' Kids Go? We'll Give You A Hint: Not Public Schools

Take Part | Melanie Smollin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

When it comes to selecting a school for their children, the average American parents have little if any choice. The local public school is the only ca...

Joel Klein's Hidden Legacy

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

In terms of his impact on schools and school systems, Joel Klein is the most important educator that most of America has never heard of.

The Magical Populism of Michelle Rhee

Jose Vilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jose Vilson

How she's been promoted as a students first education reform is definitely a work of prestidigitation and legerdemain. She'll defy examination and deceive you again.

A Bittersweet DC Farewell for Michelle Rhee

Barry D. Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Barry D. Wood

Are Rhee's achievements and the contract she negotiated with the union a model for other failing urban schools? It's far too early to say.