EDITORIAL: In the Midst of Plenty…

It's jarring to drive or walk around the District and see homeless people in doorways, on grates, under bridges and elsewhere around the city. This state of affairs is especially troubling given the tremendous wealth that resides in the nation's ...

EDITORIAL: Excellence, Inc.

The teams that competed in this year's Little League World Series are still basking in their success though they didn't cop the big prize.


Can't wait, can't wait! That’s all I can say about the AT&T Nation's Football Classic game at RFK Stadium between my Howard University Bison and the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers.

EDITORIAL: Obama and the U.S. in Iraq

As fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant continue their lightning-quick invasion and capture of significant sections of northern Iraq — and their murderous rampage against anyone who's not Sunni — the U.S. is being dragged back ...

EDITORIAL: The All-Seeing Eye

The City of Greenbelt recently joined a growing number of municipalities that plan or have already installed automated license plate readers. The mounted reader, which is capable of scanning 1,000 license plates a second, will operate 24 hours a day.

EDITORIAL: A Sign of the Times

When we were young, our parents and grandparents when surprised by tumultuous events, would from time to time say, “This is the end of times.” A story coming out of Virginia made us think of that.

EDITORIAL: Hands Up, Don't Shoot

The murder of 18-year-old Mike Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 has again torn the scab off this country's festering racial wounds.

EDITORIAL: The U.S.-Africa Summit

The largest gathering of African leaders in the U.S. went off without a hitch.

EDITORIAL: Michael Steele Redux

In the end, it appears that Michael Steele couldn't resist the lure of politics.

EDITORIAL: Welcome Africa

All week, Washington, D.C. has been Africa Central, as dozens of African leaders are in town for meetings with President Barack Obama.


It's anyone's guess if at the end of this latest handgun saga, D.C. residents and visitors will be free to carry handguns in public. The odds, however, seem tipped heavily in favor of those seeking the right and freedom to ...

EDITORIAL: Restoring the Anacostia River

In the life of every country, community and city, people have depended on rivers and waterways for growth, development and sustainability.

EDITORIAL: United Nations Blues

In the midst of all this carnage and madness, where is the United Nations?

EDITORIAL: Give Us Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses?

A callousness, cynicism and meanness seems to have taken hold of sections of this country and it's being exhibited most clearly in the influx of more than 50,000 Central American children here.

EDITORIAL: Marijuana Decriminalization

As of midnight July 18, D.C. residents caught carrying less than an ounce of marijuana will get a $25 ticket because the decriminalization law went into effect. There are still unanswered questions but this is a good first step.