Commentary

Commentary

10/10/2014 - 3:14pm
Today, I had lunch with a friend to help brain storm some ideas for her child, who has a handful of challenges in his school life and social time. The friend was stressing how wonderful it would be if he were able to follow through good, quality... >>more
10/07/2014 - 9:13am
I often try to write with my ears--where many of my poems begin. For years I didn’t listen to music while traveling around the streets of Washington. That’s not the case anymore. I’ve grown tired of people pissing in my ears. How... >>more
10/06/2014 - 1:23pm
At a properly noticed meeting with a quorum present, Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B voted 9-0 to send these comments to the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) on its plans to reopen the SE Freeway segment between Barney Circle... >>more
10/06/2014 - 1:21pm
During the Joint Public Oversight Hearing regarding CSX’s proposed expansion of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel, public testimony overwhelmingly opposed the expansion due in part to: (i) the proposal’s grave public health and safety risks; (... >>more
09/19/2014 - 7:49am
The DC Fiscal Policy Institute and UNITE HERE Local 25 find that Bill 20-564, “The New York Avenue Gateway Hotel Development and Financing Incentive Act of 2013” proposes a highly unjustified waste of taxpayer dollars. It would provide... >>more
09/05/2014 - 3:11pm
For me, this year’s mayoral race is a one issue race -- education is my primary focus. That considerably simplifies my decision-making process. With education as my issue, and having followed his various actions as a city council member and... >>more
09/01/2014 - 9:11am
Before my brother Richard left home to join a Trappist monastery in the early 1960s he introduced me to bookstores. Often on a Saturday afternoon the two of us would walk the streets of Greenwich Village, stopping into Brentano's, Rizzoli, or... >>more
08/04/2014 - 9:12am
There was a time when one thought about the “Long Hot Summer” and how August couldn’t step inside from the heat. In many American cities there were riots by folks letting off steam or maybe the weather making them crazy. Go figure... >>more
07/06/2014 - 1:44pm
As the Ward 6 member on the DC State Board of Education, I have decided not to seek reelection for my seat in the November 2014 election. It has been an honor to serve my ward and city, and I take pride in the role our state board plays in... >>more
07/03/2014 - 1:41pm
Take no comfort in CSX's self-described "voluntary" rerouting agreement, or in its alleged intentions to not increase the shipment of Bakken crude and other hazmats – even chlorine! – through D.C.'s monument core. This... >>more
06/28/2014 - 9:44am
This morning, the Committee of the Whole, the Committee on Government Operations, and the Committee on Finance and Revenue held a joint public hearing to receive public testimony on the B20-805, the “District of Columbia Soccer Stadium... >>more
06/05/2014 - 9:54am
The answer to any, and all, of life's complicated politics may be discovered somewhere in vast repertoire of American musical theater. As Devoted Readers are aware, this is a central axiom of The Nose's column. Much as the Jets and Sharks of... >>more
06/03/2014 - 9:33am
In Chocolate City’s bad old days when crack pipes littered back alleys and District’s population was in free fall, the city’s politicians began making an annual collective pilgrimage to the City of Sin to attend the International... >>more
06/01/2014 - 9:12am
After all the tears from our mothers, what will our fathers do? I think about this as June brings Father’s Day into bloom again. I think of children missing in Nigeria or dead in South Korea. I think of the sadness deeper than blues of African... >>more
06/01/2014 - 12:00am
In Chocolate City’s bad old days when crack pipes littered back alleys and District’s population was in free fall, the city’s politicians began making an annual collective pilgrimage to the City of Sin to attend the International... >>more