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

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.27.2015 | 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 02.20.2015 | 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?

How Marvel Beat DC at the Movies

Chad Williams | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Chad Williams

The success of Marvel's approach to filmmaking, which is both dynamic and formulaic, has allowed them the creative liberty to explore their lesser known properties on the large screen. DC Comics, however, is still trying to catch up.

Conversations With Vintage Dealer Desiree Venn Frederic

Rai Mensah | Posted 02.11.2015 | Style
Rai Mensah

All of my senses were immediately hit as I walked through the large industrial doors. They've not only merchandised a creative space they've curated an experience.

Shouldn't Education and Training Lead to a Career?

Judy Berman | Posted 02.10.2015 | DC
Judy Berman

The District of Columbia's economy is thriving, but not all residents benefit from the boom in development and the disparities are staggering. Over 60,000 District residents lack a high school diploma or equivalent degree, a significant barrier to economic security.

'Girls Read Comics Too': Rowan, Age 11, Writes a Letter to DC Comics

David M. Perry | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents
David M. Perry

Rowan is an 11-year-old girl. She loves comics and she wrote this letter to DC Comics. I love this and hope DC listens. I've written about my own daughter's love of comics, and hope Rowan helps make comics a little more girl-friendly (and less pink and purple).

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Marcia Liss | Posted 01.26.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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What D.C.'s Food Scene Can Teach Us About Copyright Law

Eli Lehrer | Posted 01.20.2015 | DC
Eli Lehrer

As Congress prepares for another battle over copyright law, D.C. policy wonks seeking guidance need look no further than the way the local restaurant scene has developed. Though there are clear differences, the district's eating places offer some valuable insights into the intersection of intellectual property and creativity.

I Stand With Charlie Hebdo, But I Also Stand With the Victims of Our Bombs

Matthew Hoh | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

To believe that the attack in Paris was a tragedy singularly about a cartoon or as an event solely to be defined as an assault on freedom of expression, is to be daft and incongruent with the history and reality of American and Western policy in the Middle East.

'Dangerously Cold Air' Send Temperatures Plummeting Around The U.S.

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.08.2015 | Green

Dangerously cold air has sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits around the U.S., with wind chills driving them even lower. Throw in the s...

7 Ways To Give Without Spending A Dime

Holly Leber | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Holly Leber

Though there are many, many organizations doing wonderful work to help the less fortunate, doing good and giving does not have to be applied to only to the non-profit world. Here are (lucky) seven everyday ways to do good.

Why Brazil Is Its Own Worst Enemy

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.22.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

By all rights, given its size, location, and natural resource base, Brazil should be an economic juggernaut. But the truth is that Brazil should never have been designated a BRIC because it is a poorly managed economy that has rarely lived up to its potential.

Marvel And DC Heroes Face Off In Epic Fan-Made Trailer

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment

What would happen if the heroes of the DC and Marvel worlds faced off? That's what one fan imagined in a trailer for a fake movie depicting the scenar...

The Top 10 Marijuana Victories in 2014

Rob Kampia | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Rob Kampia

Since the Marijuana Policy Project was founded 20 years ago, I've oftentimes written a list of the top 10 victories at the end of each year. 2014 was either the best or second-best year in 20 years, depending on how you weigh the legalization victories in Colorado and Washington in 2012.

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part: Big Business Wins Again

Andrew B. Stoll | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Andrew B. Stoll

If you believe in the minimum wage, then you surely don't believe that an employer should be permitted to require time consuming mandatory procedures at the workplace every workday, without pay.

Ryan J. Reilly

D.C. Police Take A Progressive Approach To Protests. It Wasn't Always That Way.

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As several dozen demonstrators began to march from the White House to Dupont Circle early Monday evening, squad cars from the Metropolit...

"Christmas Letter 2014"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.09.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spirits are in me), ...

Planning the Perfect Holiday Party with Kids

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

If you will be throwing a family-friendly holiday party this year, consider including your kids in every step of the planning process and allowing them some input on crafts, food and decorations.

Who Will Champion Child Homelessness in America?

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Recent reports show that children seem to be falling through the cracks of an otherwise strengthened system nationwide, becoming homeless at an alarming rate and with no immediate relief in sight.

Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Hits Theaters 30 Years After the Disaster

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.31.2015 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Neither Union Carbide nor its successor, Dow, has apologized to the people of Bhopal, India, where what is still known as the world's worst industrial disaster took place 30 years ago this week.

'Madam Secretary': A Reflection of 'Deep' Washington

Carla Seaquist | Posted 01.19.2015 | Entertainment
Carla Seaquist

At a time of extreme animus directed against Washington, D.C., Madam Secretary, a new series on CBS, casts these hated bureaucrats -- and the cabinet secretaries they work for -- as the people of serious and constructive purpose that they actually are.

Embracing Who You Are

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Today, teaching Black children that they don't have to have straight hair or look like anyone else or stop being who they are in order to be accepted is another way of reaffirming that they are already perfect exactly the way God made them.

Comedian Tommy Davidson Looks Back On Being Adopted Into A White Family In The '60s

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.27.2014 | Black Voices

Nearly every comedian looks to personal experience to help craft a comedic personality. For “In Living Color” alum Tommy Davidson, his unique expe...

Keys to the Shelter: New Ways to Empower Women Out of Homelessness

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Unaccompanied women on the street and in shelters face unique challenges. Studies show that they often leave their living situations later than men in the downward-spiral process.

Fethullah Gulen's Message Condemning ISIS Appears in 5 U.S. Dailies Today

Emre Celik | Posted 11.17.2014 | Media
Emre Celik

Fethullah Gulen, a world renowned scholar, preacher and social advocate published his message of condemnation in today's New York Times, Washington Po...