By Richard Hébert
Virtually all the noise we’ve heard so far about Obamacare has been uninformed, misinformed or disinformed. For the most part, it’s been based on conjecture and anecdotes fueled by a hyperventilating mass media that keeps churning and re-churning the same tired arguments. Nothing so stirs the media excitement as controversy. I know. I was there once. And this applies to media of all political stripes, not just Fox and Friends or the Rush Comedy Hour.[continue reading...]
E on DC
By E. Ethelbert Miller
By the time you read this, the incident I describe would have happened weeks ago. By the time you read this another similar incident could occur. READ MORE HERE: http://capitalcommunitynews.com/content/what-price-ticket
New book releases by Cynthia Atkins, Jody Bolz, Khalilullah Khalili and Marie Khalili, plus a new broadside by Caryn Lazzuri. Beltway Poetry also announces our picks for the Top Ten Poetry Books of 2013 (plus three anthologies). Read more at http://www.beltwaypoetry.com/
By jonetta rose barras
LET’S offer our gratitude to the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) and the District of Columbia Council for declining city planning director Harriet Tregoning’s recommendations to increase the limit on building heights in the District. They decided to adhere to that adage: If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.
THE MAIN EVENT—THE MARION BARRY TOUCH?
Behind those pleas for leniency the public heard last week during the debate on whether to censure the multiple offending Marion Barry was pure unadulterated political ambition. Ward 2 Council member and mayoral contender Jack Evans is counting Ward 8 votes. So are Muriel Bowser and Tommy Wells who also are vying to become the city’s next mayor. But they voted to censure. Evans did not. What price victory?