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When Your Religious Liberty Touches the End of My Nose

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 09.03.2015 | Religion
Rev. Chris Glaser

Do you know that the Kentucky county clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-gender couples has been married four times and allegedly gave birth to twins fathered by another man five months after her first divorce? At best, this is irony, at worst, hypocrisy.

Watch Cute Kids Sing John Oliver's Song For DC Statehood

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.09.2015 | Politics

A group of cute kids gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol on Sunday morning to advocate for statehood for the District of Columbia, singing...

Movie Review: Ant-Man -- Hold the insecticide

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.16.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I believe comic-book movies -- and the overweening Comic-Con mentality that has consumed the Hollywood studios -- are strangling the movie industry, in part because these movies are so generic. Which may be why I enjoyed Ant-Man so much.

History Tells Us That 2016 Will See a Recession

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Daniel Wagner

As if a reminder were needed, a variety of asset classes are once again frothy and it feels a lot like 2008.

Ground Zero for Clean Water

William C. Baker | Posted 07.01.2015 | DC
William C. Baker

The Susquehanna's fresh water is critical to the health and function of the estuary. But the mighty Susquehanna delivers something else to the Bay--lots of pollution.

Innovations in Newspapers = Newsroom Mindset Changes

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.15.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That mobile is the new buzzword is no surprise. News and content consumers want their regular fixes on the go, everywhere, all the time, and newspapers are having a hard time keeping up. So the Innovations report offers papers the following advice to jump on the mobile train before it leaves the station.

One Lucky Black Trans Girl

Angelica Ross | Posted 06.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Angelica Ross

I hear words like "lucky" used when people describe my life and all the amazing things that are starting to happen for me. I reject that notion.

Today's Newsrooms = Robo-Journalism, Games, Apps, Gender Equality

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The "see-Ma, no-hands" automated reporting movement has been used by AP, Bloomberg and Thomson-Reuters in crunching numbers -- business figures and sports scores -- as well as turning out formulaic stories.

Car-Free Commuting Just Got A Lot Easier In D.C.

Citylab | Eric Jaffe | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business

This story originally appeared on Citylab. Arlington County, Virginia, is one of the most active places in the country when it comes to nudging com...

Depression's Peculiar Grip on Black LGBTQs, Part Three

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 05.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Wyatt O'Brian Evans

Welcome to the final part of "Depression's Peculiar Grip on Black LGBTQs." As I've stated, I'm writing this multi-part series to shine a bright light on how depression can have a more pronounced and peculiar effect and impact on black LGBTQ persons.

Comics Diverge: All-New, Diverse Super Heroes On Their Way

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Nine year-old Gray Sansom-Chasin and his 13 year-old sister Zoa Chasin are sorting through comics at their home in Park Slope Brooklyn. They're looking for examples of comic books that get it wrong.

'Chloe and Poppie Go to the White House'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.29.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Since becoming a grandfather two years ago, I've really been on a roll. But nothing could top taking my granddaughter, Chloe, to Washington, D.C., for the White House Easter Egg Roll.

The Obama Effect: When the President Backs D.C. Statehood, Congress Does, Too

Joan Shipps | Posted 06.21.2015 | DC
Joan Shipps

I believe that one of the most effective actions Obama could take in advancing D.C. voting rights would be to publicly reiterate his support for D.C. statehood, this time while the 114th Congress is in session.

Jason Cherkis

D.C. Mayor Doesn't Want You To See Police Body Camera Footage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After this month's police killing of Walter Scott in South Carolina, Americans were treated to another lesson in how police departments ...

How Grassroots Activists in D.C. Are Taking on a Corporate Titan -- And Winning

Joan Shipps | Posted 06.13.2015 | DC
Joan Shipps

On the regulatory side of things, most -- but not all -- of the required governmental bodies have decided the Exelon Pepco merger is good with them. But there are some hold outs. Public Service Commissions in Maryland and the District of Columbia are still weighing the merits of the transaction.

DC Spring Activities With Kids

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 06.09.2015 | DC
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Jamie Davis Smith

This spring, spring breaks in the DC area are taking place over several different weeks. While this may create headaches for parents with children in different schools, for many parents it means that many activities occurring this spring will be less crowded than in past years.

Will Any Presidential Candidate Commit to Fixing Our Nation's Infrastructure?

Dante Disparte | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Dante Disparte

This week's power failure in parts of Washington, D.C. are a reminder, as if one were needed, about the deplorable state of infrastructure more generally in the United States.

Historic Trans Women of Color Briefing Held at the White House

Kayley Whalen | Posted 06.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Kayley Whalen

As a Latina trans woman, the briefing felt like a breath of fresh air; a rare moment where I could witness my community united together, speaking our truths and knowing that we were being heard.

What Your Daily Commute is Missing: Empathy

Kat Haselkorn | Posted 05.27.2015 | DC
Kat Haselkorn

Getting from place to place in D.C. can be a pain. True, it's a small city -- very manageable, with little sprawl -- but with traffic, construction, and other typical urban-living hassles, traveling from point A to point B can be unpredictable and harrowing.

Long Distance Government

Bill Couzens | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Bill Couzens

Senate bill S.697, legislation to reauthorize and modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act, will create stumbling blocks for states that wish to protect their citizens and their families from harmful chemicals.

9 to See at SXSW and a Wu Tang Rumor

Josh Rosenblum | Posted 05.11.2015 | Entertainment
Josh Rosenblum

On top of the thousands of must-see bands and acts for those attending South by Southwest / SXSW in 2015, I've compiled another list that attendees might find useful as we plot out our days and nights of many music genres playing across Austin next week.

Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. 2015

Andrea Poe | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Andrea Poe

The Cherry Blossom Festival is one of Washington, D.C.'s most beloved events. People from around the world flock to the nation's capital to view the pretty pink blossoms that alight the city and signal the start of spring.

Verizon's Morse Code Press Release Telegraph's the Claims of Perjury

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

On February 26th, 2015, Verizon put out a press release claiming that the FCC's Net Neutrality decision was a "throwback that imposes 1930's rules on the Internet". And they put out an additional release in the language of a telegraph to reinforce this view point.

Friday Talking Points -- D.C. Smoke-In History

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Muriel Bowser, the mayor of Washington D.C., deserves at least an honorable mention, for standing strong in the face of threats of jail time from House Republicans, for allowing the will of the voters (70 percent of them) to become law this week.

Building a Washington That Washington Would Respect

Lauren Maddox | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Lauren Maddox

George Washington, who gave our capital its name and whose birthday falls on February 22, authored "Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour In Company and Conversation." Our first president's first rule was: "Every Action done in Company, ought to be with Some Sign of Respect, to those that are Present." Can Washington, D.C., return to George Washington's ideals?