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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Hill East Parking Enforcement: Not a Priority for the City

Thank you to the Hill Rag and Hill Rag reporter Elizabeth O’Gorek for writing about the lack of parking enforcement in Hill East. Parking...

Distress

A slight flutter caught my eye, as I passed by, the first time, On my way, somewhere. Not threatening to me, I thought. Passing on return, I took...

When Will Congress Keeps Its Hands Off DC?

Recently, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton filed amendments to strike four anti-home-rule riders from the House’s fiscal year 2018 District of Columbia Appropriations bill, which is expected...

Provide Excess Space to Public Charter Schools

An important new campaign to boost public education in the District of Columbia is underway. Scandalously, while there are 12,000 students on waitlists for...

Councilmember Evans and the Mail Carrier

Last week, The Washington Post printed a photo of me on the front page of the metro section. The photo caption was “ANC Commissioner...

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,...

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...

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...

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...