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Mark Plotkin Wants a Floor Fight over DC Statehood & We Agree!!!

Below is an opinion piece by Mark Plotkin published in the Washington Post on Sunday, August 24th, 2012. It’s worth a read so we’re reposting it here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/we-need-a-floor-fight-for-dc-statehood/2012/08/24/6f171908-ed55-11e1-b09d-07d971dee30a_print.html We need a floor fight for D.C. statehood By Mark Plotkin, Published: … Continue reading

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Where’s Our Party?

Earlier this week the National Tea Party-Republican Party adopted an unbelievably hostile platform with language in direct opposition to DC Statehood. The local DC GOP has stated that they are disappointed with the platform language. They should not be disappointed, … Continue reading

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Time for a ‘Catania’ Moment

In 2004, Council Member David Catania, renounced his membership in the Republican Party because the party had moved away from the principles he shared with the party when he first joined it. Washington Post is reporting that the Republican National … Continue reading

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The Party of Abraham Lincoln or Todd Akin?

Over the next few days members of the Republican Party will draft a platform that will theoretically unite the party of Abraham Lincoln with descendants like Todd Akin and lead them into the fall election. There is slim to no … Continue reading

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Biking on the Right Side of History

Earlier today, I took part in activities which must make the Editorial Board of the Washington Times’ skin crawl. First, I took my daughter on a bike ride from Brookland to Capitol Hill where we followed safety laws and were … Continue reading

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