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Sunday, April 18, 2021

We Must Accept a COVID Vaccine

When I was 20 years old, I spent two weeks in isolation in Bronx Lebanon Hospital with a life-threatening case of hepatitis. I vividly...

Gap Years and the Class of 2020

As a college and gap year counselor, I always get excited when high school students ask me about the possibility of taking time off...

The Old Man of Anacostia

Several years ago I decided that I would stay home on the Fourth of July because I cannot distinguish the sound of fireworks from...

Opinion: The Old Man of Anacostia

After 31 years of being on the DC police force, three of which he served as chief, Peter Newsham is stepping down this month. ...

Defunding Police? I Don’t Get It

The "34th-n-EAT" block party was an annual affair promoted widely on social media with the promise of food and drinks. It was advertised as...

The Unearthing Of A Buried Sin

"How Long, Not Long" --the phrase that rang out from the public speech Our God Is Marching On! delivered by Martin Luther King Jr....

Does Public Housing Redevelopment Actually Help

A recently announced plan to redevelop 14 public housing developments in the District could be great news for tenants living in inhumane conditions —...

Restoring Democracy in the Nation’s Capitol

A few weeks ago, the country’s voters went to the polls to elect congressional representatives who will come to the Nation’s Capital to represent...

Jack On The Rocks

Dear Readers. This writer seeks your indulgence for his column’s extended absence. In the current era of loquacious political excess conducted by the hyperactive...

Opinion: Our Neighborhoods Need Volunteers

Our neighborhoods, city and nation could not operate effectively if it were not for volunteers.  The east of the river neighborhoods depend on volunteers...