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The worst-kept secret in D.C. contracting is how easy it is to game the system.
Washington City Paper  |  Alan Suderman  |  09-24-2012  |  Policy Issues

Why get involved in politics when nothing ever seems to change?new

My sanest friends are usually those who spend their time far away from the world of politics. Their main concerns are their wives or husbands, girlfriends or boyfriends, kids, family, and everything but the ongoing mischief in Washington. I think this is quite normal. Some talk radio hosts and conservative pundits constantly criticize Americans who aren't politically engaged. Not me. In fact, I often feel like joining them.
Charleston City Paper  |  Jack Hunter  |  03-27-2012  |  Commentary

Adopted Children are Left Behind in Washington,

Jenn Thomas and Kevin Fox, both teachers, met in Cardozo Senior High School in 2001. They married in 2003. On Sept. 4, 2006, they agreed to adopt a baby boy and became financially responsible for his life from then on. Max was born at George Washington Hospital the next day.
Washington City Paper  |  Amanda Hess  |  02-18-2010  |  Children & Families

Adrian Fenty's Millionsnew

How furiously do people write checks to the Fenty cause? Hell, in an eight-day span of December his reelection reeled in checks worth $1,088,129.
Washington City Paper  |  Mike DeBonis  |  02-12-2009  |  Politics

"He Just Went Off"new

On Jan. 26, Osman Abdullahi was killed by police after attacking a fellow resident at a group home for the mentally ill in Washington, D.C. The question no one can answer: What was he doing there to begin with?
Washington City Paper  |  Jason Cherkis  |  02-12-2009  |  Crime & Justice

How Useless Are the D.C. Police Department's Crime Cameras?new

The D.C. police department's network of more than 120 cameras has been shooting the moon since installation of the first units began more than eight years ago at no trivial cost to the taxpayer.
Washington City Paper  |  Arthur Delaney  |  02-12-2009  |  Crime & Justice

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