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The Old Man of Anacostia: I Hate Guns

I do not like guns. As a child, I did not have toy guns and as an adult I have neither owned a real...

We All Need to Vote

After DC’s June primary, I had several conversations with some folks I know who consider themselves political pundits and mavens and they all commented...

The Words “Dog Park” Need Not Divide Us

I reside in lovely, historic Deanwood along with my really big multigenerational family and my miniature Doberman Pinscher Dynamite. Dynamite and I explore trails...

Opinion: Reform Election Petition Requirements Now!

In November 2021, I announced I was running as a Democrat for the At-Large DC Council seat, in Washington, DC. Six months later I...

Kim Ford’s Sad Departure

Last month the community was shocked to hear about the resignation of Kim Ford, the chief executive officer and president of Martha's Table. In a...

Why Statehood?

Since the founding of the District of Columbia in 1790, the rights of the residents within the District have changed over time. The twenty-third...

Citizens Voice Concerns About Redistricting

The District’s redistricting process, undertaken every ten years to balance the population of all eight wards, is well underway. On Nov. 1, the Subcommittee...

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...

DC’s Black and Brown Students Face Perilous School Year

Our country is confronting dual cataclysms: one the global pandemic now afflicting millions and one a long-overdue reckoning of the centuries-old scourge of racism....