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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Greenleaf Redevelopment Raises Major Concerns

The June 11th piece on the potential realities of Build First for Greenleaf raises issues that should be of concern to all Southwest residents...

DCPS Laptops Are as Old as the Children Who Use Them

Every afternoon, Ms. W, a Ward 6 teacher, stacks broken laptops on a cart, where they wait to be repaired by a technician who...

Don’t Place Your Faith in Build First for Greenleaf

In just two months, the Washington Post has published a perspective and an op-ed on environmental hazards in Southwest DC due to economic activity....

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...

Beyond The River, Styx

I feel you waiting in the darkness         for me, Charon And I stand, unafraid,         naked to your inevitable threat. Go tell the desperate souls         beyond the...

Rationale For Art

Our kids hate us— that we can and they can’t, That we know and they don’t, that we’ve done and they haven’t— Just like we hated our parents and...

Promises To A Friend

I’ll be there when the time comes, when time no longer is your friend: When time starts rushing past you leaving a ringing in your ears; When time...

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...

Thoughts In The Night

An unfamiliar sound—sudden awakening, groggy, but alert, That innocent, deeper me takes charge, starts plotting my survival: That me-in-the-genes’ pure will to live, still—always—holding tight to life, Ignores the pain,...

Make Walking Safer!

A frustrating reality of modern Washington is that walking is often dangerous. That’s right, simply walking around your neighborhood, to the store, to work...