Good morning and consider yourself lucky that you are not in police custody, as many DC elected officials and other residents were last night while protesting a federal spending deal that attaches controversial restrictions and requirements on the District of Columbia.
Chances are that some of them got home after their 1 a.m. release from jail in a gas-guzzling SUV , despite a city law that requires the use of fuel-efficient vehicles in most cases.
In Virginia, a teacher who was trying to bring a history lesson to life organized a classroom slave auction . Maybe she should have checked out this Post story about teaching the Civil War (We’re also live-tweeting the Civil War, as if it was 150 years ago and today’s technology was in place.) The whole Civil War anniversary coverage here.
A buzzy new memoir from Carol Joynt, former proprietor of Nathans of Georgetown, is due out next month. In it, she reveals lots of relationships with bold-faced names.
Today’s a new day so here’s hoping you avoid jail and public humiliation. Our news agenda looks like this:
More Civil War anniversary news . The National Archives will have a big announcement this morning and as soon as we know what it is, we’ll post it here. — Update: Newly found documents of Walt Whitman unveiled — We’ll also have a live chat about the local perspective on the Civil War at 1 p.m.
The Fairfax County board plans to vote on its budget, including a new tax rate.
Prince Georges County’s legislative delegation counts up its successes and failures in the Maryland general Assembly this session.