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DeEvening Links: Forty-two cranes

Michael A. Brown appeared on WAMU-FM’s Politics Hour today, where he was asked by host Kojo Nnamdi about how the D.C. Council he sits on can show it’s serious about ethics. His answer: “We have to look at what great stead our city is in. ... We have 42 cranes doing wonderful things. We’re trying to hire as many D.C. residents as possible. We’re working on affordable housing issues. Our city’s going great. Do we have some ethical clouds, yes. Do we have to work on them, absolutely.” Said co-host Tom Sherwood, “It just seems like ethics is a back-burner issue when it should be the engine.”

In other news:

Cheating on last year’s DC-CAS substantiated in three classrooms out of nearly 5,100; two teachers to be fired (Post, Examiner, USA Today, HuffPo)

The go-go exodus (The Root DC)

What actual kids think of the new anti-bullying law; “No bullies could be found for comment.” (City Desk)

Riot Act comedy club couldn’t make it work (GOGBlog, DCist)

God bless those Simons (@amorrissey)

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.


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