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Abolish On Street Parking

The Council is in the process of approving higher fees for yearly residential parking permits. Instead of paying $35 per car, District residents will...

Events DC is Boondoggle

It’s budget season in DC. This week, our councilmembers will be marking up the Mayor’s proposed budget. In theory, this is when the Council...

Parent Advisory Council A Sounding Board for My School DC

March 29 was an exciting day for DC families – it’s Lottery Results Day! This is when we learn which schools our children are...

Challenging The Gods

I'm proud to the point of vanity for Man—      for what we, humanity, have achieved. "Pride goeth before destruction," we are warned.      So be it!...

DC Deserves Jack

Jack Evans isn’t the Councilmember DC needs, but the one DC deserves right now. Yes, I purposely misquoted the Dark Night. And, no, it’s not...

Here is how to Offset Federal Tax Cuts Locally

A month after the 2016 election, the Washington Post’s economics columnist Steven Pearlstein argued that states should raise state income and business taxes by...

Cutting Residential Property Taxes Increases Inequality

At Mayor Bowser’s recent budget engagement forums, residents enthusiastically supported her suggestion of raising property taxes on DC’s most valuable homes to generate revenue...

Are We Prepared for the Day After Statehood?

I support DC statehood. I recently attended a statehood advocacy training hosted by Neighbors United for DC Statehood and DC Vote. The session was...

Newly Elected Ward 6 SBOE Rep Describes Goals

I’m a runner. I like the feel of my feet hitting the pavement, working hard to go the distance and the thrill of crossing...

End Stop & Frisk

Welcome to Counterpoint: an online column concerning issues you care about from a different perspective: my own. My name is Michael Bekesha. I ran against...