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The Art of the Possible: Obama and the Progressives

Richard Phillips

April 21, 2010

Standing on the National Mall in the midst of President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony, it’s no wonder the crowd’s excitement was visible. Having come into political consciousness entirely under the Bush administration,...

Foster Care: Future Without Funding

Becky Sotello

November 16, 2009

In a country deep in recession and buried in two wars, half a million children are without stable homes and adequate education programs. They have been largely ignored. Read More »...

Race Riots

Mary Donoghue

November 10, 2009

April 4, 1968: An overview of one of the least discussed, but most powerful, events in D.C. history. It started when rioters shattered the windows of People’s Drug Store at the corner of U St. and 14th, and entered Sam’s ...

Mitch Snyder's Ghost

Mitch Snyder's Ghost

November 10, 2009

Blackwater Revisited

Bronwyn Flores

November 10, 2009

In an attempt to mend their forever tarnished reputation, Blackwater changed its name to Xe (pronounced “zee”) this February. The US private security firm made the decision hoping to divert international attention from...

Confronting Division: Racial Realities in D.C. Classrooms

Alex Burchfield

November 6, 2009

Birney Elementary School looms over the Anacostia Metro stop, casting a  shadow on the Barry Farm neighborhood. The metal cages and bars on the windows give the school the appearance of a prison. Inside, the sweltering heat ...