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To DC, With Love

Mackenzie Long | Posted 07.22.2014 | College
Mackenzie Long

How can the place we live be comparable to say a boyfriend or a girlfriend? How can the streets we walk, the people we see, and the corner establishments we frequent be so impactful on our happiness?

Mindful Leadership on the Rise

Gabriel Riera | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Gabriel Riera

Encouraged by a growing body of research, leading corporations and organizations are beginning to accept an alternative to just leading from the top down -- it's leading from the inside out.

Hey, Execs Who Think Female Characters Won't Sell -- Come Marvel At Marvel

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women

On Tuesday's episode of "The View," Marvel revealed a bombshell: Its new "Thor" series will star not a male god of Thunder, but a female one. Not a Th...

NBC Decides Character Is No Longer Bisexual, And Fans Are NOT Happy

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices

NBC's "Constantine" isn't hitting small screens until October, but already the show has fans agitated. The drama, based on the DC comics franchises "H...

Ryan J. Reilly

White House Says Marijuana Policy Is States' Rights Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration believes marijuana policy is a states' rights issue, the White House said Monday in opposing Republican-led leg...

Jennifer Bendery

Eleanor Holmes Norton Rips 'Tyrant' Congressman For Trying To Block D.C. Marijuana Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) tore into Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) on Friday for trying to block a D.C. marijuana decriminalization ...

'Mr. Zezima Goes Back to Washington'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.10.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Before my recent visit to Washington, D.C., a town populated by clueless people, so one more wouldn't hurt, I had been in the nation's capital twice -- once on purpose.

Ryan J. Reilly

A Terror Suspect Went To Court In Congress' Backyard And Hardly Anyone Noticed

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wearing a dark green jumpsuit with "PRISONER" written on the back, the defendant was escorted into the courtroom unshackled. He sat next...

Housing First Is a Great Local Choice

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Photo credit: David Moss Photography, davidmossphoto.com Six years into the Housing First model in DC, it is obvious that the decision to embrace th...

Passing the Health Care Buck

Katie Vlietstra | Posted 06.25.2014 | Small Business
Katie Vlietstra

The addition of this new health care tax will add to the operating costs of the small business community in Washington, D.C. It's not unreasonable to assume that this new tax on health insurance carriers is going to be passed along to the individual policyholder's premium costs.

Federal Judge Upholds DC Gun Control Law

AP | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has upheld the gun-control law in the District of Columbia, which bans assault weapons and large-capacity magazine...

Ryan J. Reilly

Anti-Pot Republican Lawmaker Laments That It's 'Not Realistic' To Ban Booze

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Fleming (R-La.), who wants Congress to stop the District of Columbia from implementing a law that decriminalizes the possessio...

Ryan J. Reilly

GOP Rep Brings Fake Joint To Hearing On D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) brought a fake joint to a House oversight hearing on Friday on Washington, D.C.'s new law decriminalizing mariju...

Arabic Online Media Ethics Guide Launched at Lebanon Forum

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.08.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

All too often journalists and content producers make assumptions that can land them in court, in jail, or worse, in their own countries or while on assignment elsewhere.

Dave Grohl Takes A Shot Of Jager, Jams Out On Top Of A Bar

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 05.07.2014 | Entertainment

The Foo Fighters performed a surprise 20-song set at the 9:30 Club in honor of Washington D.C. Go-Go legend Big Tony on Monday night, May 5. The best ...

Preserving the 'Working Class' Identity

Joseph A. McCartin | Posted 06.29.2014 | DC
Joseph A. McCartin

Many Americans don't like to acknowledge the existence of a working class. In such an environment, the preservation of working class identity and labor culture requires conscious, intentional effort.

Ryan J. Reilly

GOP Lawmakers Target D.C.'s Effort To Decriminalize Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican-led House subcommittee will hold a hearing next month to examine the District of Columbia's decision to decriminalize posse...

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

Joan Shipps | Posted 06.16.2014 | 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 06.15.2014 | 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 06.16.2014 | 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 06.06.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | 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 06.01.2014 | 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...