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November 2, 2013
We have hundreds of young black men, black boys, being locked up, for simple possession of a couple bags of marijuana. We don’t want to be proud of the wrong kind of thing here. We need to stop that kind of injustice from happening.
D.C. City Council member Marion Barry • Discussing the city’s renewed push to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, something driven largely in part by the high disparity of arrests between black and white D.C. residents. In 2010, blacks were eight times more likely to be arrested as whites, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
15:13 // 5 months ago
September 30, 2013
nbcnews:

Showdown in Washington: How a government shutdown would hit Americans
(Photo: Charles Tasnadi / AP, file)
With Congress in a standoff and millions of Americans at risk, the final hours tick away Monday toward midnight in Washington — the first shutdown of the federal government in 17 years.
Here’s how many Americans would feel the pinch of a budget cutoff

In DC proper, the cost would be $200 million a day. No big deal or anything.

nbcnews:

Showdown in Washington: How a government shutdown would hit Americans

(Photo: Charles Tasnadi / AP, file)

With Congress in a standoff and millions of Americans at risk, the final hours tick away Monday toward midnight in Washington — the first shutdown of the federal government in 17 years.

Here’s how many Americans would feel the pinch of a budget cutoff

In DC proper, the cost would be $200 million a day. No big deal or anything.

10:52 // 6 months ago
September 16, 2013
12:46 // 7 months ago
10:37 // 7 months ago
August 1, 2013
F-I-N-A-L-L-Y: Today, with the birth of a youngster in the station, DC’s L’Enfant Plaza now lives up to its name. The baby should be named “Annoyed Passenger” in honor of the people on the train who would rather chase Paul Ryan down, drunk and shoeless than cheer on the miracle of life.

F-I-N-A-L-L-Y: Today, with the birth of a youngster in the station, DC’s L’Enfant Plaza now lives up to its name. The baby should be named “Annoyed Passenger” in honor of the people on the train who would rather chase Paul Ryan down, drunk and shoeless than cheer on the miracle of life.

11:37 // 8 months ago
July 29, 2013
What once seemed like an isolated green-paint incident is now officially a wave. Fortunately, they caught the lady who had allegedly been splattering paint on the Lincoln Memorial, the National Cathedral and a Smithsonian statue. (Washington National Cathedral photo)

What once seemed like an isolated green-paint incident is now officially a wave. Fortunately, they caught the lady who had allegedly been splattering paint on the Lincoln Memorial, the National Cathedral and a Smithsonian statue. (Washington National Cathedral photo)

22:54 // 8 months ago
July 21, 2013
postgraphics:

Take a stroll down the new 14th Street
The torrid pace of redevelopment on a one-mile stretch of 14th Street NW is altering the once riot-scarred corridor, with two dozen restaurants and hundreds of condos and apartments hitting the market or under construction in the last nine months. Here’s what’s opened and what’s coming.

In which a graphic informs you that one of your favorite places to hang out and work on the weekends is about to be replaced by a six-story building.

postgraphics:

Take a stroll down the new 14th Street

The torrid pace of redevelopment on a one-mile stretch of 14th Street NW is altering the once riot-scarred corridor, with two dozen restaurants and hundreds of condos and apartments hitting the market or under construction in the last nine months. Here’s what’s opened and what’s coming.

In which a graphic informs you that one of your favorite places to hang out and work on the weekends is about to be replaced by a six-story building.

22:56 // 8 months ago
July 14, 2013
According to Slate’s Dave Weigel, a “pretty peaceful” Trayvon protest is underway in DC’s Columbia Heights neighborhood. Buzzfeed’s Chris Geidner is also covering the scene.

According to Slate’s Dave Weigel, a “pretty peaceful” Trayvon protest is underway in DC’s Columbia Heights neighborhood. Buzzfeed’s Chris Geidner is also covering the scene.

2:38 // 9 months ago