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City Council Chairman Kwame Brown

The Scandal of Silence in D.C.

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.03.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

D.C. will never bet taken seriously on Capitol Hill or around the country so long as our local government is perceived as inept, corrupt and unable to change.

College Is Not for Everyone

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.10.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown is right to want every pupil in the D.C. Public Schools to aspire to the highest possible levels of learning. However, the specifics of his new bill need some work.

High Noon: Tuesday Protests Take on "Fully Loaded" Chairman, GOP-Style Dems Over DC Cuts to Poor

Art Levine | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

The pending budget deal could cut over $100 million from services for the poor, disabled and homeless. The safety-net is already so tattered that homeless mothers with infants in tow have been given bus fare to ride buses all night rather than shelter.