News + Politics

  • Adult Zone Shut Out

    When it comes to entertainment, Americans look to a variety of sources. Those who live in the Washington area and have an affinity for baseball...

  • Outside the Box

    Last night I got dumped by my loft. My one, true loft. The loft of my life. I was in Massachusetts for the weekend, inhaling...

  • This Man's Army

    By 71, a thoughtful person should reach a point where he has learned a thing or two. One thing Keith Kerr has learned is that...

  • Booby-Gazing

    It felt so stereotypically lesbian: My partner and I saved our money, conspired with a travel company, got our documents in order, wrote some big...

  • 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Goes to War

    Today, the Department of Defense can offer a count showing that military operations related to invading Afghanistan and Iraq -- operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi...

  • Grand Old Protestors

    There's been a lot of talk about elderly protesters lately. Women, specifically. From Kansas. Midwestern, blue-rinsed, female Medicare-recipients marching with U.N. flags. It's a hot...

  • An Office of One's Own

    Wednesday, Sept. 8, was a gray day in Washington. Among Mayor Anthony Williams's announcements at that day's routine press briefing were what flood preparations the...

  • Setting the Course

    Boston may have gotten the Democrats, and New York the Republicans, but Washington hosted a major political conference of its own last weekend as the...

  • Politics of Interpretation

    Same-sex marriage has taken center stage in the 2004 presidential election. The Republican effort to amend the Constitution to prevent same-sex marriage from taking root...

  • A Changing Rehoboth

    When I tell anyone not from the mid-Atlantic region that I vacation and plan to retire in Delaware, the response is usually, ''Why?'' My two...