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Ted Cruz's Assault on D.C.'s Local Laws Reveals His Hypocrisy

Danielle Higgins | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Danielle Higgins

If there is one thing that we can all agree on about Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), it is that he is a staunch advocate of state rights and local control. But his belief in local control over local affairs clearly does not extend to those who actually live in Washington, D.C.

Samantha Lachman

House Votes To Overturn D.C. Reproductive Health Discrimination Law | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives approved a measure Thursday night that would reverse a Washington law preventing employers from retaliating...

GOP Potentates: House Republicans Descend to New Lows

Kathleen Frydl | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Frydl

For most of my adult life, I have been aware that Republicans have sought to regulate my body through criminal punishment. But until Tuesday, I did not realize that they had it mind to criminally regulate my gaze as well.

The DC Marijuana Battle: It's About More Than Weed

Bennet Kelley | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Should the debate move beyond semantics, this confrontation could result in a very significant, consequential and long overdue debate both about marijuana policy in the United States and about Washington's continued status as the nation's last colony.

Matt Ferner

D.C. Marijuana Law Blocked By Congress, But There May Be A Loophole | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington, D.C., appears to be blocked in the spending bill Congress released late Tuesda...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Are Already Conceding Defeat As GOP Moves To Block D.C. Marijuana Legalization | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) conceded on Tuesday that Democrats probably won't be able to stop Republicans from blocking m...

Matt Ferner

Congress Looking To Block Marijuana Legalization In D.C. | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: 9:30 p.m. -- A summary posted to the House Appropriations website Tuesday evening says the spending bill Congress will consider this week "pro...

District of Disgrace

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.07.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

To raise D.C. out of the current morass of disgrace to the honored place that the nation's capital should hold in national and global consciousness, we must have a fresh, vital, ethical new generation of leadership for the city.

Next Mayor In Nation's Capital May Be White

Posted 05.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Since Home Rule was granted to the District of Columbia in the early 1970s, all of the city's mayors have been African American. Could t...