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Taxation Without Representation

Beyond the Eurocrisis: Is More Democratic Governance the Solution for Europe?

Luka Orešković | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Luka Orešković

If invested with popular legitimacy, Europe's success will depend on balancing it with long-term focused meritocratic governance and avoiding capture by short-term and particular special interests. A middle Way between West and East is indeed necessary.

LOOK: D.C.'s 'Full Democracy' Message On Full Display

Posted 01.21.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- As President Obama travels toward the White House along Pennsylvania Avenue during the Inauguration parade on Monday, he'll pass by the ...

Councilmember Presses White House On Sensitive Local Issue

Posted 01.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A member of the District of Columbia Council hopes to send a renewed message to the White House about an issue of intense local pride. ...

Statehood Activists Home In On Obama's Local Weak Spot

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 12.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- President Obama carried 91 percent of the District of Columbia's presidential vote in November. But that overwhelming support might over...

Patriotic Latino Veterans Remember Our Fallen Heroes And Soldiers

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 07.29.2012 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Although it seems that the media does not do enough to portray patriotic Latinos and their contributions to American wars, let us not be dismayed. Instead, let us all remember great leaders in American history, and create a culture of unity.

D.C. Leaders Testify In N.H. On 'New Columbia' Statehood

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia's official push to attain full and equal voting rights in Congress has now arrived in New Hampshire. Granite St...

Snow Threat Postpones D.C. Statehood Mission

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- This week's pro-statehood delegation trip to New Hampshire by members of the District of Columbia government has been postponed due to t...

D.C. Voting Rights Protesters On Hunger Strike Wait For Boehner

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.13.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Occupy DC protesters on a hunger strike for voting rights for the District of Columbia walked away from the Longworth House Office Build...

Tyler Kingkade

D.C. Protests Find Way To Localize Occupy Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.14.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- As part of their overarching message, Occupy Wall Street offshoots around the nation have pressed issues of social justice and economic ...

Does Washington Know Best?

Patrick Mara | Posted 11.21.2011 | DC
Patrick Mara

By law, every single individual legally residing in our nation's capital is deprived of full participation in the great American tradition of democracy. There's no excuse for it.

Why D.C. Must Be Free

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Avis Jones-DeWeever

How ironic, the basic tenets of U.S. citizenship so freely given throughout the nation remain elusive in the lives of those who live within the confines of the capital city.

Confessions of a Jailbird

Trish Vradenburg | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics
Trish Vradenburg

Much to my surprise, I was one of the 41 people arrested on April 11th -- along with the Mayor and six members of the DC council.

D.C. Mayor Released After Being Arrested For Protesting Budget Restrictions

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The budget deal lawmakers struck to avoid a government shutdown was greeted by some with relief, but it has one city already reelin...

'Crash Tax' And Other Fees Target Out-Of-Towners

AP | TIM MARTIN | Posted 06.03.2011 | Home

LANSING, Mich. — Out-of-towners would be wise to drive carefully when passing through Fraser, a suburb about 15 miles northeast of Detroit. The...

Not My Job to Raise Taxes, Says Legislator. Then Whose Is It?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's been pointed out numerous times of late that those good protesters who dumped tea into Boston Harbor in 1773 weren't against taxation. They wanted representation!

Tea Party Hypocrisy: The New Taxation Without Representation

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

If the right wins in the kind of blood bath that is predicted for the House in November, welcome to the United States of the Koch Brothers.

My Family's Experience in the Militia

Brandon Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Friedman

Enjoy this week, Tea Partiers. It costs you nothing. Your right to dismiss the American form of government has been paid in full by others who you clearly don't appreciate.

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.

American Voters Abroad: No Double Taxation Without Real Representation

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gail McGowan Mellor

Expats have a high chance of not getting to fully participate in this election. One million absentee ballots were requested in the 2006 midterm election but only a third of those votes were counted.