Commentary

Commentary

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
05/26/2014 - 9:03am
The stabbing that occurred at Twelve Restaurant & Lounge (“XII”) on H Street NE this past weekend is just the latest entry in the extremely long and frustrating history with this establishment. Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6A (... >>more
05/12/2014 - 1:59pm
David HOlmes served as an ANC 6A Commissioner for six years including two years as Chair of the ANC. As Commissioner, David spent countless hours each week working for the benefit of of our entire community; as Chair, he provided outstanding... >>more
05/06/2014 - 8:32am
What if The Nose threw a party and nobody came. Would he drown his sorrows in brown liquor? Overdose on chocolate cake? Would he be forced to dance the electric slide in the company of his shadow? This precisely is the situation Muriel “Divine... >>more
04/06/2014 - 9:10am
Beverly’s hair is growing back. After months of chemo and radiation treatment my friend is getting ready to celebrate the arrival of the cherry blossoms. We live from season to season, thankful for another day to walk among the living. April... >>more
04/03/2014 - 3:10pm
Americans are generally regarded as innocent until proven guilty in a court of law; so The Nose and his contemporaries learned in their ninth grade civic classes. In point of fact, as a society, not even the accusation of impropriety can be made... >>more