Meet the Press is the oldest and most treasured public affairs show on television. This is why the ongoing silence of David Gregory and NBC News -- following his apparent on-air violation of D.C. gun laws -- is so disconcerting.
I realize the landscape of North Carolina is intoxicating and it must be tempting just to use what you have in every single scene. But Homeland is set in D.C. and some accuracy would be nice, even if it means having Dana and Finn go somewhere besides the Washington Monument.
Gun deaths now outpace motor vehicle deaths in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. That's according to a new analysis by my organization, the Violence Policy Center, of just-released federal firearm and motor vehicle deaths data.
Having worked with the staff at DHS for several years now, I know that they would like nothing more than to shelter these families during the summer. As constituents, we need to give them the means to do that by advocating for adequate levels of funding for homeless services each year.
This past weekend, I learned a lot about myself and where I am when it comes to responding to, and handling, the nuances of racism that black and brown people have to endure on a daily basis in our society.
Members hustled back to the capital all right, not to get much accomplished for the good of the nation but to party down at events designed to scrape every last nickel of campaign contributions from the jam pots of cash held by K Street lobbyists and special interests.
Barack Obama inspired his way into the White House in 2008 with a message that resonated on the streets of Washington, DC. Since then, depictions of the President have popped up across the nation's capital.
There are several paintings in the museum of people who donated money or collections, but this one wasn't a typical portrait. The man and woman in the painting were dressed in climbing gear and kneeling on a mountain summit, holding an American flag and the flag of the National Geographic Society.