Metro Weekly

News + Politics

  • The Cost of 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'

    A new study from the University of California estimates the financial costs of the military's ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' policy, under which more than 10,000...

  • Happy York Day

    For most Americans, Feb. 20 was a day off from work or school, thanks to the federal government honoring Washington's Birthday. In D.C., the day...

  • Gay-borhood Watch

    Sgt. Brett Parson, head of the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Dept.'s Gay & Lesbian Liaison Unit (GLLU) is asking that anyone with information regarding the...

  • That Sinking Feeling

    In the end, it came down to plumber's putty. OK, not really ''in the end.'' The end has yet to be reached; I do have...

  • Losing an Ally

    The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated nearly 40 years ago, is a global icon for civil rights and social justice. In the years since...

  • Lost in Translation

    Reading one of the area's Spanish-language newspapers can offer a sort of cultural departure from mainstream America. Readers will likely find more soccer coverage in...

  • Bolton's Strange Bedfellows

    While global frictions between Western powers and Iran stemming from Iran's nuclear ambitions are grabbing headlines daily, behind the scenes Iran has found common ground...

  • Fighting the Holy War

    Given the poll-driven pieties of so many politicians, it is hard to imagine a public figure quoting Christ's admonition in Matthew Chapter 6 against making...

  • Closing-Time Cops

    Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Commander Larry McCoy and openly gay D.C. City Councilmember Jim Graham (D-Ward 1), on Wednesday, Jan. 26, announced a plan to...

  • Gay Grant Giver

    Brother Help Thyself (BHT) both honored and supported the community minded during its annual grant reception on Saturday, Jan. 28. About 85 people attended the...

  • William Waybourn Leaves Window

    Read this full article at the Gay City News website After roughly 10 years at the helm of Window Media, the gay newspaper chain, William...

  • Badly Aimed Boycott

    In a Jan. 9 email to members of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission's International Advisory Committee, IGLHRC Executive Director Paula Ettelbrick and...

  • That Time of Year Again

    Dear friends, family, assorted acquaintances: Happy holidays! Wow, can you believe 2005 is almost over? It seems like Christmas 2004 just ended and here we...

  • Oppose Alito?

    The analysis of Supreme Court confirmation hearings has become the post-Cold War equivalent of Kremlinology, the study of Soviet behavior relying on exquisitely subtle clues...

  • Slice of Strife

    There is no shortage of crime stories -- Wanda Alston, Marion Barry, David Rosenbaum -- in the nation's capital. But for every high-profile incident, there...