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Persona Non Grata

Persona Non Grata

A deep commitment to democracy and a devotion to the Greek Catholic Church are features of the activity of the Romanian diplomat, writer, philanthropist and politician Ion Ratiu (1917-2000). Guided by these principles, Ratiu was a fierce critic, in self-imposed exile in London, of the communist regime in Romania for[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
Muriel Bowser for DC Mayor

Muriel Bowser for DC Mayor

The city of Washington, D.C., looks undeniably different today than it did 20 years ago. A growing Metro system, a shrinking unemployment rate, a sharp decrease in violent crime and a revitalized downtown are just a few of the accomplishments that D.C. can boast since the beginning of its social[Read More…]

by March 25, 2014 8 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

STIRRETT: Mending DC Government

Bar none, the District of Columbia’s greatest failing over the past few decades has come from a stunning lack of political leadership. D.C. Councilman Marion Barry’s antics, from drug abuse to alleged corruption, are really just the tip of the iceberg. Considering the spate of recent corruption scandals, it is[Read More…]

by March 22, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Councilmembers Subpoenaed

Several D.C. council members were subpoenaed last week as part of a U.S. Attorney’s Office investigation into campaign contributions by prominent D.C. businessman Jeffrey Thompson. Thompson, who has long been among the top political fundraisers in the District, has come under scrutiny for possibly circumventing campaign finance laws through “straw[Read More…]

by March 20, 2012 0 comments City News, News

BCS System Rife With Corruption

The Bowl Championship Series has a long history of sparking some of the most vicious arguments between college football fans during bowl season. It relies on a bizarre methodology that combines data from the AP Poll, the Coaches’ Poll and a computer algorithm to select the top two teams in[Read More…]

by October 14, 2011 0 comments Sports

Barry Cripples D.C. Council Credibility

Following years of suspect and uncouth behavior, former Washington mayor and Councilmember Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) has finally been rebuked by the D.C. Council. The council voted Tuesday, March 2, to censure Barry, as well as relieve him of his committee chairman duties. While those are the correct first steps[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 0 comments Opinion