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DC Political Scandal Moves to DC Mayor and Beyond the Beltway

Debbie Hines | Posted 05.14.2014 | DC
Debbie Hines

While no one knows how this case will unfold in the most likely months ahead, one thing is for sure. It's not over for Mayor Vincent Gray.

No Sweet Dreams For D.C.'s Homeless Children

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 05.06.2014 | DC
Patty Mullahy Fugere

D.C. has reverted back to a practice that it conceded was unacceptable, even when the District was mired in financial strife: Placing children and their parents in makeshift shelters at rec centers.

There is a Family Homelessness Crisis and Provisional Placement is Not the Answer

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 04.23.2014 | DC
Patty Mullahy Fugere

The crisis isn't that too many families are in DC's shelters; the crisis is that so many families need shelter. That is the crisis the Mayor should be addressing.

Empower DC Is 21st Century Civil Rights in Washington, D.C.

Head-Roc | Posted 11.17.2013 | DC

Empower DC utilizes much of the same honored tried and true methods of empowering low and moderate income DC residents, on the issues of affordable housing, education, childcare and public property use, via the same grassroots community organizing that is the root effectiveness of our American Civil Rights Movement.

DC Schools: Crediting Success, Confronting Challenge

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.04.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Chancellor Henderson and her team of teachers and administrators are on the right track, and they deserve as much support as the city and community can muster to stay the course toward improvement. Now is hardly the time to destabilize the system once again by forcing a different reform plan.

Will Walmart Finally Do the Right Thing?

Laura Merriman | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Laura Merriman

While it's encouraging that some U.S. realtors that source from Bangladesh have finally declared a new commitment toward improving the safety of Bangladeshi factory workers, let's hope that these companies will abandon their previous race to the bottom labor practices in favor of protecting human lives.

D.C. Decriminalizes Some Drug Offenses

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.18.2013 | DC

A new law aimed at encouraging people to seek emergency medical attention during drug and alcohol overdoses will take effect in the District of Columb...

DC's new status quo: homeless families, children left in the cold

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

If you follow DC news, you are well aware of the recent buzz around the crisis facing homeless families in the District. While this issue needs to be ...

BIZARRE Change Coming

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 02.14.2013 | DC

Red. It has been said it is the color of anger, danger and fear. If that is the case then it may be fitting that the red is the color a D.C. Tax...

The Scandal of Silence in D.C.

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.03.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

D.C. will never bet taken seriously on Capitol Hill or around the country so long as our local government is perceived as inept, corrupt and unable to change.

D.C. Scandal Points the Way to Legalized Corruption

Bob Edgar | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Bob Edgar

Members of the Supreme Court and other innocents who think we needn't worry too much about the way money is being thrown around in politics these days might want to pay attention to what's been happening lately to Washington, D.C.'s local government.

Serious Questions About D.C.'s Proposed Health Care Exchange

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.03.2012 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

It appears that the recommendations of the Health Reform Implementation Council go against the intent of the Affordable Care Act.

Mayor Gray Fights Crime

Adam Clampitt | Posted 04.14.2012 | DC
Adam Clampitt

On Friday, Mayor Gray held a joint press conference with Chief Cathy Lanier to address the dramatic increase of street theft, particularly of mobile d...

Mayor Gray Reiterates Occupy Consolidation Plan

THe Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A day after the District of Columbia's delegate to Congress expressed acute displeasure with the administration of Mayor Vincent Gray du...

Vince Gray Moving the District Forward Despite Ethics Issues

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 02.28.2012 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

For all those who said the sky would fall if Vincent Gray was elected Mayor, we now have clear proof that it hasn't.

The Mayor's Record

Adam Clampitt | Posted 11.29.2011 | DC
Adam Clampitt

In months of reporting by the mainstream media on topics completely irrelevant to the daily lives of District residents, I have a novel idea. Suppose we actually discuss what Mayor Gray is actually doing to help residents?

Summertime and the Givin' Is Sleazy

Al Norman | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business
Al Norman

Wal-Mart's efforts to "take over the United States" are what drives its philanthropic agenda. The Wal-Mart Foundation has become a major political operation, one which uses donations like campaign contributions made to better itself.