We have lost sight of the true problems facing the District. While we fiddle with the composition of a new ethics board and technical changes to the municipal code, DC burns with 30% child poverty and 50% youth unemployment rates.
To promote D.C. self-rule and legislative representation, four Occupy DC activists began a hunger strike on December 8th. After many years of direct action protests, this is the first hunger strike for D.C. self-rule.
For Wal-Mart to grow, it has to turn to urban areas. Not because of some moral epiphany, but because of the bottom line. The "food deserts" Wal-Mart wants to occupy lie on top of deep reserves of customers.