Monthly Archives: July 2012

They Did It Simply Because They Could: HR 3803

Thankfully, on July 31st, H.R. 3803, a bill to restrict the reproductive rights of women in the District of Columbia was defeated. The bill was voted on under suspension of the rules and thus failed because it did not get … Continue reading

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Commuter Tax Distraction

The more they keep talking about the “commuter tax” the worse they look but the more we get distracted. First, Steny Hoyer drew the line in the sand to say that a commuter tax would never happen (at least under … Continue reading

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Et tu, Steny?

We should use Steny Hoyer’s remarks, as reported by the Washington Post, about a commuter tax in the District as a teachable moment for those of us who believe that Statehood is our ultimate destiny because this so-called friend of … Continue reading

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Green Party Officially Supports DC Statehood (Again)

In a Presidential Election year many people understandably turn their attention to the candidates as their main focus but each candidate represents a party and and set of party ideas as written in each Party’s Platform. Just over a week … Continue reading

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Democracy – Langston Hughes

Often on this blog posts consist of me running my mind and my mouth on the events of the day. Today, however, while having lunch at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville, Md., I read the poem ‘Democracy’ by Langston Hughes on the … Continue reading

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