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The Washington Post Has an Uber Problem

(Published at The Huffington Post) In May of this year an Uber driver was charged with attempted murder of two Montgomery County police officers. After dramatically displaying the suspect’s 20-foot-long rap sheet, local ABC7-WJLA reporter Kevin Lewis, who broke the story, asked … Continue reading

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“The Most Corrupt Politician in DC?” [VIDEO]

In other states officials go to jail for serious conflicts of interest. In D.C. Jack Evans is cruising unopposed to reelection. This was the subject of TheFightBack‘s most recent story (also at Huffington Post). In response, RJ Eskow, host of The Zero Hour, interviewed TheFightBack‘s Pete Tucker. … Continue reading

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Some Go to Jail – Not Jack Evans

(Published at Huffington Post) In New York, two top legislators will soon be reporting to prison. Virginia’s former governor is trying to avoid two years behind bars. Meanwhile in D.C., despite similar conflicts of interest, Jack Evans is cruising to … Continue reading

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Washington Post attacks Edwards with ‘identity politics’

The Washington Post worked hard to defeat Donna Edwards, then wasted no time crafting a narrative to explain her loss. “Lesson from Edwards’s loss: ‘It shouldn’t be about race,’” read a Post headline on election night. Edwards’ defeat shows “the … Continue reading

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The Post vs. Donna Edwards

If Donna Edwards ekes out a victory in Maryland’s Democratic primary Tuesday, she’ll be positioned to become just the second black woman to serve in the Senate. But winning her party’s nomination will be a heavy lift: she’s up against … Continue reading

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Post Downplays Potential Pay-To-Play

A potential “pay-to-play” involving a city leader asking for a large donation from a contractor accused of stealing millions and serving kids spoiled food. That’s about as juicy a local story as they come, unless you’re the Washington Post. The … Continue reading

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Next Stop: Metro’s Ethics Committee

Metro is facing challenges on multiple fronts, and a potential conflict of interest at the tri-state agency’s highest levels could fall through the cracks. Until recently Metro’s board chairman, Mortimer Downey, was on the payroll of a firm paid $81 … Continue reading

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Nap Turner Way

DC’s U Street is heavily gentrified, with lots of luxury condos and lots more on the way. But a few short decades ago, U Street – then known as Black Broadway – was the cultural soul of Chocolate City. It … Continue reading

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The “Rigged” Presidential Debates

Election season is here and presidential debates are taking center stage as millions tune in to watch candidates vie for the nation’s top spot. With all eyes on the candidates, little attention is paid to the behind-the-scenes jockeying that determines … Continue reading

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Will the U.S. “Jeremy Corbyn” Please Stand Up?

Election 2016 is underway and it’s clear something is stirring. Political outsiders are making waves, while more polished pols are sinking. The top two candidates on the Republican side, Donald Trump and Ben Carson, have never held elected office. On … Continue reading

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