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Let's Settle This Once and for All: D.C. Statehood Is Constitutional. Period.

Joan Shipps | Posted 04.17.2014 | DC
Joan Shipps

I pay taxes like an American. I should be able to vote like one.

Break on the Way to the Beach

Andrea Poe | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
Andrea Poe

Summertime in the Mid-Atlantic for families often involves long drives to the beach. For travelers from Washington, D.C. and northern Virginia, the 150-mile mile trip can take an excruciating six hours thanks to the slow summer slog.

Congressional Support for D.C. Statehood Divided on Race, Gender Lines

Joan Shipps | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Joan Shipps

It is unfortunate that, even as we celebrate the end of black slavery in the capital of what purports to be a world-class democracy, the descendants of those slaves, along with their families, neighbors and friends, are still denied a democratic voice in government.

Zach Carter

We Can't Stop Watching These Congressmen Babble About Nothing

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, the House Financial Services Committee held a three-and-a-half-hour hearing on financial fraud and consumer protection. Cong...

Awareness of Parkinson's Disease

Connie Lawn | Posted 04.06.2014 | DC
Connie Lawn

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. It is also a time for awareness of other causes and diseases. I am constantly aware of Parkinson's, however, since I was diagnosed with its symptoms three years ago, when I was 67.

Women Empower Through Samba-Reggae Rhythms

Antonia Sohns | Posted 04.04.2014 | DC
Antonia Sohns

You can hear the drums from a mile away. The pulse of the Surdo, heavy beats, the heart of the samba band; the Dobra, carrying the melody; the Repique adding snappy sounds alongside the Snare. The beats draw people in and keep crowds entranced.

The Rent Is Too Darn High: An Obscure D.C. Primary Race with Big Consequences

Joan Shipps | Posted 04.01.2014 | DC
Joan Shipps

In D.C.'s Democratic primary on April 1, voters will have the opportunity to choose candidates for mayor, the D.C. Council, and the D.C. Democratic St...

This Teen Is The Person You Wish You Were In High School

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices

Washington D.C.’s Ward 8 may not be a neighborhood known for its affluence. But five of America’s most prestigious universities are fighting for o...

Larry Avents: Washington, D.C., October 2003

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

Walking up M Street on this chilly autumn night. I smell Larry's liquor breath half a block away. "Hey man, you got a cell phone I could use? I need...

DC Advocates Mobilize to End Homelessness

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Faced with growing concerns about homelessness, several advocacy groups have mobilized in the last year to eradicate homelessness in the District. The...

Typhoon Makes Everyone Feel Better at the 9:30 Club

Josh Rosenblum | Posted 03.22.2014 | DC
Josh Rosenblum

This past Wednesday at the 9:30 Club, something happened that may not transpire again until the next time Typhoon comes back through town: from a vant...

Winter Storm Warning Watch DC!

Meghan Keener | Posted 03.18.2014 | DC
Meghan Keener

Here it comes again, D.C. - snow! Then... a heat storm? Then a massive snowstorm! Then... a fiery heat wave? Our weatherman explains.

Washington, DC City Council Voted to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

The 420 Times | Posted 03.07.2014 | DC
The 420 Times

If the bill successfully traverses the gauntlet of legislative scrutiny, those caught in possession of 28 grams of marijuana or less will be subjected to a $25 civil fine as well as having to forfeit the marijuana and any paraphernalia used to consume or carry it.

What Budget Autonomy? D.C.'s Reproductive Health, Voting Rights Under Threat in FY15

Joan Shipps | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Joan Shipps

If history is any guide, Congress will tinker with the President's language about the District before it approves a budget for the fiscal year. The residents of D.C. are watching closely to see which decisions of our elected officials will be overturned.

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

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 03.06.2014 | 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.

A Love Letter to D.C.

Scott Shigeoka | Posted 03.04.2014 | DC
Scott Shigeoka

I don't care what anyone says but I love this city. D.C. is full of people who challenge me to think differently and inspire me to be a better person.

Over-Reliance on Solitary Confinement Is Inhumane, Counterproductive to Public Safety

Jim Liske | Posted 03.03.2014 | Crime
Jim Liske

Rick Raemisch, the new executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, volunteered to do something few would dare -- he spent 20 hours in 'Ad-Seg,' or solitary confinement, in one of his own prisons.

Jurji Zaidan: Renaissance Man for All Seasons

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.03.2014 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

He felt classical Arabic should be the object of modernization, not spoken colloquial Arabic in all its permutations, and was instrumental in the establishment of "Al Majma' Al Loghawi" (The Arabic Language Academy) to attain that goal.

There's Rampant Income Inequality In Congress's Own Backyard

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2014 | Business

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is making income inequality an issue in midterm elections, and ...

And The City Where Women Earn The Most Is...

Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

When President Obama called the wage gap "an embarrassment" in his State of the Union address, we had to agree. But could we just be living in the wro...

Ryan J. Reilly

Feds Mum As D.C. Prepares To Decriminalize Pot Possession

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the nation's capital on the brink of essentially decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana, federal law enforcem...

Barack Obama: An American Legend

Tywan Wade | Posted 04.05.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

Politics aside, Barack Obama is an American legend. A lot of people have never understood this, but for the first time in my life, I saw someone who looked like me; someone who was doing something actually incredible.

Christie Is an Amateur

Mike Smith | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

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Here Are The Public Schools That Are Teaching Creationism With Taxpayer Money

Slate | Chris Kirk | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

Thousands of schools in states across the country take taxpayer money to cast doubt on basic science. ...

5 Can't-Miss Ways to Keep Kids Entertained This Winter

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 03.23.2014 | DC
Jamie Davis Smith

Kids delight in the magical, and we're fortunate to live in an area rich in high-quality children's theater that won't break the bank.