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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Another Kind Of Man

The warrior stretched his steady stride into the valley of despair, Where ruin by the swirling storm provoked him like a baleful stare. Frantic farmers peered from caves...

Little Sarah

I cringe at the curb of every street where a child has left their guide And bolted into the danger, there, eager to gain the other side. A...

Happy 20th Hill Havurah

We were not yet the ten required for a minyan when we first gathered, more than 20 years ago, in a Hill dining room...

DC Public Schools Failed Thousands of Students

Last week, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) issued the “Final Report on the Audit and Investigation of Graduation Irregularities at...

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...

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...

Why Congress Should Keep Hands Off DC

Since the 115th Congress convened earlier this year, some lawmakers have attempted to step into the District’s local affairs. They have introduced measures that...

Residents Are Not Terrorists!

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) considers Capitol Hill residents potential terrorists. This is what I learned today when I opened the March Hill Rag,...

Heard on the Hill – June 2017

This was supposed to be a story about resilience and the human spirit. I was going to write about the ever-generous Capitol Hill community,...

Running for Students

I love school. I’ve loved school since my first day of preschool in Yonkers, NY, when I walked in, saw all the children and...