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Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 06/21/2011

Where have we seen this move before?

A move to require transition and inaugural panels to report contributions is another example of patchwork governing.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  04:54 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 05/09/2011

On budget, city goes one way, council another

The D.C. Council and city residents don’t seem to be on the same page regarding a tax hike for high-earners.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  12:11 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 05/06/2011

The return of ‘Drill, baby, drill’

Despite the GOP line, high gas prices don’t make the case for drilling off the coast of Virginia.

By Peter Galuszka  |  02:50 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 05/06/2011

A planning bombshell for GU

The D.C. Office of Planning wants all undergrads in college housing by 2016.

By Topher Mathews  |  12:08 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Breaking news: Young people like D.C.!

Surprise! (not really): Young people have been moving into D.C.

By Aaron Morrissey  |  06:48 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 05/04/2011

D.C. in maps

Portraits of the city from the treasure trove of information in the District’s GIS data catalog.

By Dan Malouff  |  01:25 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Our public input processes are ‘flawed’

Elected officials should seek ways to get input from people beyond those who can make it out to public meetings.

By David Alpert  |  11:50 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 05/03/2011

The rail-to-Dulles blame game

Pointing fingers won’t help us come up with a fairer way to share the cost of putting the new Dulles Metro station underground.

By Peter Galuszka  |  06:14 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Don’t tread on D.C.

Council bill would let the city fly a ‘No taxation without representation’ version of its flag.

By Aaron Morrissey  |  01:09 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Cheap hotels, expensive apartments

How come D.C.’s apartments cost so much but it’s possible to get a room at a luxury hotel for under $100 a night?

By Rob Pitingolo  |  12:55 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Anti-height frenzy dominates preservation meeting on Hine

Anti-height frenzy dominates historic preservation board meeting on the Eastern Market Metro development.

By David Alpert  |  02:33 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Six thoughts on the at-large results

Did Weaver hurt Mara? Did Mara hurt Mara? And what went wrong for Biddle?

By Martin Austermuhle  |  01:28 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Georgetown backs Mara

But that doesn’t mean it’s exactly a Republican hotbed.

By Topher Mathews  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Alligators coming for Cuccinelli?

Will the Va. attorney general change his thinking on climate change if their northern range reaches Richmond?

By Peter Galuszka  |  02:31 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 04/27/2011

The right not to vote?

Low turnout in D.C.’s special election is a bit at odds with the uproar over the lack of congressional representation for the city.

By Aaron Morrissey  |  12:23 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 04/25/2011

A guide to the D.C. Council race

Everything you need to know about Tuesday’s special election to select a permanent D.C. Council member.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  03:18 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Saying no to the Cuccinelli show

The Supreme Court rules that the normal judicial process is just fine for his health-care lawsuit.

By Peter Galuszka  |  12:15 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 04/20/2011

The passing of a Maryland Legend

The state lost a champion with the passing of William Donald Schaefer.

By Todd Eberly  |  07:29 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 04/20/2011

The war on unions reaches Dulles rail

‘Project labor agreement’ controversy brings the war on unions to Dulles rail.

By Peter Galuszka  |  01:48 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 04/19/2011

More on redistricting: Where people want to live

What Greater Greater Washington’s game data say about where participants want to live.

By David Alpert  |  04:36 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 04/19/2011

The great Georgetown flood of 2011

The big question on everyone’s lips last night was of course: Why weren’t the walls up?

By Topher Mathews  |  12:05 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Six observations on the ‘D.C. 41’

Where do things stand one week after the protest and arrests?

By Martin Austermuhle  |  05:41 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Redistricting Game results: The fun part

How should the D.C. Council redraw ward boundaries? Redistricting Game yields 3,981 solutions.

By David Alpert  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Commuting against the grain

‘Reverse commuting’ has its charms, but it’s better to have no commute at all.

By Rob Pitingolo  |  01:59 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 04/15/2011

An unhappy workforce at Danville Ikea factory

Danville factory touted as a white knight has stumbled on some old Virginia issues.

By Peter Galuszka  |  11:14 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Voting quandary in the at-large race

Crowded field in council race makes the case for moving beyond winner-take-all elections.

By David Alpert  |  03:09 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Longer weekend waits? Metro has better options

Metro has better options for closing its budget gap.

By David Alpert  |  10:36 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 04/13/2011

An ever-shifting council race

A changing political environment has made the D.C. special election especially hard to handicap.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  12:57 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 04/13/2011

The South rising?

How Virginia both confirms and confounds Harold Meyerson’s argument about the legacy of the Civil War.

By Peter Galuszka  |  11:46 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Metro’s big surprise

Was anyone really expecting “peak-of-the-peak” fares to change the 9-to-5 standard?

By Aaron Morrissey  |  04:49 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 04/12/2011

The meaning of Gray’s arrest

Can Monday’s events become a catalyst for progress in D.C.’s long struggle for democratic equality?

By Martin Austermuhle  |  01:46 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 04/12/2011

D.C. residents are not a free people

The only word for how Congress treats D.C. residents is tyranny.

By Dan Malouff  |  10:25 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Guns in church in Cuccinelli’s Virginia

It’s perfectly fine in Ken Cuccinelli’s Virginia.

By Peter Galuszka  |  02:25 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:18 PM ET, 04/10/2011

Bikes and cars: Lessons learned

How an ugly altercation I had with a cyclist became a teachable moment — certainly for me, but maybe for others, too.

By Keith Berner  |  09:18 PM ET, 04/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Scapegoats in the shutdown war

Shutdown battle turns federal workers into the GOP bogeyman du jour.

By Peter Galuszka  |  04:11 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 04/08/2011

ABCs of the shutdown

Behold, an encyclopedic guide to the shutdown’s effect on the District!

By Aaron Morrissey  |  01:22 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Conservatives on the wrong side of the tracks

Rail funds cause some cognitive dissonance for Richmond’s conservatives

By Peter Galuszka  |  05:43 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 04/07/2011

A shocking revelation

Proposal to charge drivers more on the Dulles toll road is a teachable moment for politicians.

By Dan Malouff  |  04:15 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 04/07/2011

What’s really going on with GU’s campus plan changes

What’s really going on with the university’s campus plan changes.

By Topher Mathews  |  01:56 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Term limits are a dangerous policy

Restrictions do change how politicians act, but not in the way proponents hope.

By David Alpert  |  05:04 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Virginia’s Senate wild card

Tim Kaine and George Allen had both better keep an eye on Jamie Radtke.

By Peter Galuszka  |  05:36 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Fleet share can save D.C. more money

The city can save big by building off DPW’s “fleet share” approach to official vehicles.

By David Alpert  |  02:19 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Bike assaults car

I am far from unsympathetic to the rights and safety of bicyclists, but this was too much.

By Keith Berner  |  11:02 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Gray’s budget generally good for transportation

Mayor’s spending plan generally contains good news, especially a big commitment to streetcars.

By David Alpert  |  02:15 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Ervin’s stand on the bag tax

The Montgomery council president has a habit of laying low on tough issues. Not this time.

By Keith Berner  |  01:03 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Adventures in Tea Party trapping

Tagging along as a small piece of performance art is unleashed on D.C. sidewalks.

By Aaron Morrissey  |  12:53 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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