Anacostia

A decade of teaching will produce more than good stories. It will produce insight, confidence, organization and high caliber teaching practices.
President Barack Obama was interrupted by a sixth-grader who thought his answer about writer’s block was a bit long-winded
2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgReagan charged up the hill of Big Gov't - now it's Obama turn on Big Inequality. Lowry & vanden Heuvel debate whether that's the "defining challenge" of our era and if government can do anything about higher executive pay, lower worker wages. Then: is Boehner's tantrum a one-off or a strategy?
"We have to stop. I'll break my axle if we go any further." In providing a tour a couple weeks back to a reporter from the recently launched Al Jazeera America, William Alston-El and I had to turn around as we headed into an alley in Barry Farm.
Now, more than a century later, the life of Frederick Douglass has come full circle; on June 19th a statue of his likeness will be permanently placed in the Capitol's Emancipation Hall joining 18 other men and women so honored.
WASHINGTON -- A celebrity chef, a CNN correspondent and a member of Congress stepped up to the plate last week at Nationals
D.C. can easily cover the sequester cuts, given the $400 million budget surplus it announced earlier this year. The outstanding question, however, is whether or not Mayor Vince Gray will be an advocate for this city's growing poor population.
Without question this town has a problem with racism. It's evident in how white the branches of the federal government remain, how geographically divided D.C. is along racial lines. Few of these inequities, however, can be as quickly corrected as the Washington Redskins' racist moniker.
How would the NRA, who suggested after the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut that we provide armed guards in every school across America, at a cost of nearly $8 billion per year, respond to New Jersey's shooting?
America is witnessing some of its highest income inequality and lowest social mobility rates ever. If we are to fix any of this, it is best that we start at home, in our back yard, and in our nation's capital. And that begins with the Anacostia.