Tag: Washington DC

Democratic Presidential Debate 2020: Biden V. Sanders

The Democratic field for presidential candidates has been winnowed down to two: former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Tonightis the first Democratic debate that will be one on one with the two septuagenarian white men. The debate was moved from Phoenix, Arizona to Washington DC and there will be no audience …

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A nudge forward in DC

Washington, DC mayor Vince Gray met with LGBT activists on August 4 to discuss transgender employment issues in the District.

In the wake of too many recent transgender deaths and other violence, it sounds to these ears to be a good step forward.  Or at least reasonable.



Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC, July 2011

The Beautiful and the Damned

The Beautiful and the Damned

Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC, July, 2011

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Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, July 7, 2011

Gnome at the Capitol


This sympathetic little gnome was absolutely the only person I saw anywhere around the Capitol who looked the least bit worried, while Republicans were flushing the last remains of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal down the toilet of greed and bullshit economics.



Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC, July 14, 2011

Winners and Losers


Almost all of us are losing the game that Congress and Obama are playing in the White House, but thousands of winners are swarming through offices and committee rooms all over Capitol Hill.

US 301 South of Washington DC

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US 301 South of Washington DC



Metro Center, Washington DC, July 11, 2011

Agreement to Fund Gulf Coast Restoration Projects

This is just breaking within the past hour or so.

Below is the press release from the ‘Restore the Gulf.gov’ site along with the initial draft agreement.

Still looking at the news articles just coming online.

One Nation–Nice Notion

I went to the One Nation rally today–walked around as much as I could took photos and so on. The day was beautiful–this is the best time of year in the Washington area.

The focus of the rally was really on organized labor and the multi-cultural community and it very much reminded me Jesse Jackson’s old rainbow coalition. It was a pleasant outing with some a lot of speeches, Marian Wright Edelman speech struck me as important–the rest, with the exception of Harry Belafonte’s (rightly warning us about the spreading authoritarianism) speech weren’t much to write home about.

I liked the fact that labor unions were so well represented. It always makes me sad to see unions try to organize and represent people–it’s such an uphill battle for them and all the cards are stacked against them and they know it.

The rally wasn’t that large, it was, as the papers say, in the tens of thousands–for once they got the crowd size reasonably right.  

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