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U2's Music and Mission and My Kid's First Rock Concert

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Wallis

What I love about a U2 concert, headlined by the Irish tenor with the sunglasses, is how it achieves such a powerful combination of art and social justice, music and message; and all with such fun.

Best Government Dollar Spent: The National Park System

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I encourage everyone, no matter what part of these United States you live in (or even if you live elsewhere), to take a "trip out West" at some point in your life. Get in a car, and go explore everything west of Denver.

Washington D.C. Becomes New Financial Center

Washington Post | David Cho, Steven Mufson and Tomoeh Murakami Tse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As financial firms navigate a life more closely connected to government aid and oversight than ever before, they increasingly turn to Washington, clos...

Pelosi: Upping Troops To Afghanistan Unpopular

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders in Congress urged the Obama administration Thursday to quickly produce a plan for winning the war in Afghanistan...

DC Vertigo Writer Joshua Dysart Talks Politics, Comics, and The Unknown Soldier

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bryan Young

The new Unknown Soldier books paint a vivid picture of a civilization coming undone by the indignities of war.

Best Government Dollar Spent -- The National Park System

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Weigant

Seeing President Obama and his family take in two of the western parks prompted me to strongly encourage everyone -- yes, even you! -- to plan on a trip like this at some point.

The Other Michelle: DC's Fashionable First Lady (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Look out Mrs. Obama! There's another super-stylish Michelle in town. Michelle Fenty is the wife of D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, and on the rare occasion t...

Obamas Receive Dozens Of Wedding Invitations Each Week

Politico | Erika Lovley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Sven Iversen and Kathryn Roe are in the final countdown to their wedding this weekend, but they still haven't received an RSVP from their most importa...

Power Pairs: 15 Other Couples Working For The Obamas

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

There's only one first couple, but Barack and Michelle Obama are hardly the only powerful pair in Washington. The new administration is staffed by an...

Top 10 Places to Stretch Your Dollar This Summer

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Terry Gardner

If Bernie Madoff didn't waltz off with your money, and you can afford a trip this summer, start packing.

Where Members Of Congress Unwind

Politico | Anne Schroeder Mullins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

When Congress is in session, members are in Washington Mondays through Thursdays -- Fridays on a bad week -- and they need a place to be when they're ...

Your Moment Has Come: DC Rally June 13 to Support Obama's Peace Corps Vision

Laurence Leamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

You will be there because you listened to Obama's promise during the campaign to double the size of the Peace Corps, to send Americans out in new lands with outreached hands and open hearts.

Reducing Pollution Should Not Be a Partisan Issue

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

I applaud the efforts of Speaker Pelosi to Green the Capitol. Sadly, the Republican leadership has opposed, even mocked, the Speaker's determination to improve our air quality and reduce operating expenses.

Bybee and Peterson: Two Mormons, Two Different Ethics On Torture

Ann Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ann Wright

Jay Bybee, for supporting policies of torture, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Alyssa Peterson, for saying no to torture, is dead, perhaps by her own hand.

State Fairness

Kate Clinton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Clinton

Beneath the surface of our national marriage equality state map, the collaborative effort of national LGBT and legal organizations has engineered a strategic sequencing.

Tea And Sympathy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the modern-day Tea Parties are smart, they would try to educate the public and hang their whole protest on the "anti-bailout" hook.

Next Best DC Arts Festival: Artomatic

Eric Shutt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Eric Shutt

Hypothesis: confirmed. Artomatic's 2009 showcase showdown is ready to rock it in style. Days after City Paper's 2009 BESTof readers choice issue name...

American College Reporters See Israel Up Close In The Editors Screened Tomorrow in DC

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Kloosterman

Six university newspaper editors from America visited Israel for the first time last December, and the already planned trip happened to coincide with the first week of the recent Gaza Conflict.

Holder, Race and Obama's 10% of the White Alabama Vote

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

The complicated picture of how America came to vote for its first black president reflects the country's multifarious attitude towards race

Lessons from the Losers -- How Not to Cave

Matt Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Stewart

It's essential to draw a distinction between rigidly opposing a terrible idea and opposing good one. The Iraq War is a terrible idea based on a lie. By turn, the stimulus package is a pretty good one.

I'm Glad Obama is President, But That Inauguration Was Terribly Planned

Nathan Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Robinson

The metro on Tuesday were massively delayed, and people on our train became sick due to the sudden lurches of the delayed trains.

Barack Obama Superstar: Do You Think You're What They Say You Are?

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jon Chattman

Now that he's the Commander-in-Chief, Obama needs to step it up, and dress the part. It's time he pimps himself out Wii Rock Band style. Would Elvis or Bono ever wear straight khakis?

Inauguration News: D.C. Power Plays and Other Craziness

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With slightly less than a month and a half to go before Barack Obama's inauguration, Washington, D.C. has officially reached the "freakout" point on the Richter scale of event planning.

Pet Peeve Week

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

I know that everyone reading this has a laundry list of things that leave them twisted and bitter just like me -- and this is your week to let it all out -- it's National Pet Peeve Week.

The Man Who Will be President.

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Susan Corso

This election is not about the woman who could be president, it's about the man who will be president. It's time to put down the fear.