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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Make Voting Easier East of the Anacostia

Much has been written and posted on social media about low voter turnout in June's Democratic primary election, with pundits speculating about the causes. One popular...

Let’s Build on DC’s Progress in 2019

As we collectively utter, “I can’t believe this year is almost over,” it’s worth looking back at all that happened and start to think...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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 —...

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...

Opinion: 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...