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Obama Gets Interrupted By Impatient Sixth-Grader

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 04.30.2015 | Home

President Barack Obama was interrupted by a sixth-grader who thought his answer about writer’s block was a bit long-winded. On Thursday, Osman Ya...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Nation vs. National Review on Obama and Inequality

HuffPost Radio | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgReagan charged up the hill of Big Gov't - now it's Obama turn on Big Inequality. Lowry & vanden Heuvel debate whether that's the "defining challenge" of our era and if government can do anything about higher executive pay, lower worker wages. Then: is Boehner's tantrum a one-off or a strategy?

Stagecoach Alleys of Barry Farm and Imaginary Yellow Lines in Anacostia

John Muller | Posted 11.23.2013 | DC
John Muller

"We have to stop. I'll break my axle if we go any further." In providing a tour a couple weeks back to a reporter from the recently launched Al Jazeera America, William Alston-El and I had to turn around as we headed into an alley in Barry Farm.

Notes on Frederick Douglass' Long Journey to the U.S. Capitol

John Muller | Posted 08.11.2013 | DC
John Muller

Now, more than a century later, the life of Frederick Douglass has come full circle; on June 19th a statue of his likeness will be permanently placed in the Capitol's Emancipation Hall joining 18 other men and women so honored.

LOOK: Home Runs for Horton's Kids At Nationals Park

Posted 05.20.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A celebrity chef, a CNN correspondent and a member of Congress stepped up to the plate last week at Nationals Park for the Home Runs for...

DC's Poorest Set to Suffer From Federal Sequester

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 05.13.2013 | DC
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

D.C. can easily cover the sequester cuts, given the $400 million budget surplus it announced earlier this year. The outstanding question, however, is whether or not Mayor Vince Gray will be an advocate for this city's growing poor population.

Washington Redskins, Blackskins or Yellowskins?

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.24.2013 | Home
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Without question this town has a problem with racism. It's evident in how white the branches of the federal government remain, how geographically divided D.C. is along racial lines. Few of these inequities, however, can be as quickly corrected as the Washington Redskins' racist moniker.

NRA Response to New Jersey Shooting of 3 Police Officers: More Guns?

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.28.2012 | Home
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

How would the NRA, who suggested after the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut that we provide armed guards in every school across America, at a cost of nearly $8 billion per year, respond to New Jersey's shooting?

DC's Gaping Wound: Income and Education Gaps Are Gutting Mobility

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 11.15.2012 | DC
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

America is witnessing some of its highest income inequality and lowest social mobility rates ever. If we are to fix any of this, it is best that we start at home, in our back yard, and in our nation's capital. And that begins with the Anacostia.

Tale of Two Conventions: Why Charlotte Wins Over White Tampa

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 11.06.2012 | Home
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The Democratic Party continues to be the party of hope and change, but not in the way you think. People are hopeful because this party represents the changing face of America. We are a different people now than we were in the 1800s, or even the 1900s, and we require a party that gets that, that reflects that.

WATCH: Both Parties Give Invisible Americans the Silent Treatment

Bill Moyers | Posted 10.27.2012 | Home
Bill Moyers

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngOfficial Washington continues to see poverty with tunnel vision -- "out of sight, out of mind."

A Night in Anacostia: The Beginning of Southeast D.C.'s Rebirth

Raymond Schillinger | Posted 06.19.2012 | DC
Raymond Schillinger

Signs suggest Anacostia is next in line for resurrection. The vestiges of economic blight -- unkempt liquor stores and condemned buildings -- are slowly vanishing as startup businesses, art galleries and new restaurants take their place.

Michael Grass

PHOTOS: D.C. Trayvon Martin Rally Draws Hundreds To Pennsylvania Avenue | Michael Grass | Posted 03.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Amid light but steady rainfall, hundreds of people crowded Pennsylvania Avenue and Freedom Plaza on Saturday afternoon to protest the Fe...

Blaze Injures Firefighter At Anacostia High School (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON-- A blaze at Anacostia High School has already injured one firefighter. Students have been evacuated from the school. Tweets from t...

Meet Markus Batchelor, A Young Leader From Anacostia

The Huffington Post | Megan Arellano | Posted 02.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Sitting in a Foggy Bottom Starbucks on Sunday, a woman leaned over to ask Markus Batchelor his age. "Wow," she said when the George ...

Returning the Favor: Learning to Love Our Parents Unconditionally

Ned Brody | Posted 04.08.2012 | Home
Ned Brody

My mother was more likely to break an arm chasing after us (which she did) than receive the embrace of a loving son. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that my upbringing wasn't the reason my love for her came with conditions.

Local Identity Politics: Where Exactly Is Anacostia?

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Where is Anacostia? That should be a relatively easy question to answer. (It's a District of Columbia neighborhood in Ward 8 roughly cen...

Part Of Green Line Closed Through Sunday

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- For the Veterans Day three-day weekend, Metro is conducting major track rehabilitation work on the Green Line and suspending service bet...

Streetcar Setback: 11th Street Bridge To Be Built Without Tracks

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A critical link for the District of Columbia's future streetcar network will be built without rails necessary to run trolley vehicles. A...

D.C. Circulator's New Route To Anacostia, Skyland Starting Service

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.03.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- There have been some big changes to the District of Columbia's Circulator bus system, a network of limited-stop routes meant to suppleme...

Metro Throws Out Set Schedules For Busy Bus Line

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 11.22.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When Metro institutes a number of bus changes this weekend across the region, the transit agency will be trying something new with one b...

President Obama's Father's Day Speech Focuses On Responsibility And Education

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Obama spent a few moments of his Father's Day speaking at the Town Hall Education Arts & Recreation Campus in Anacostia, Washington D.C. Th...