News + Politics

  • '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...

  • Charmed, I'm Sure

    It's that time of year: I make my annual trek to Somewhere in the Heartland -- the exact destination varies each year -- and I...

  • UPDATE: Violence Continues in Dupont

    WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25 -- As the emotional fallout from the murder of Adrien Alstad continues to grip Washington's gay community -- and all residents in...

  • Murder Shakes 17th Street

    A recent spike in robberies in the Dupont Circle-Logan Circle areas took a deadly turn in the early hours of Monday morning, when an unknown...

  • Fun in the Sun

    One day in early June, I was sitting on one of the West Side piers, and summer felt like a conductor's hands poised in mid-air...