Music for nothing? That’s called stealing

Opinion | August 17th, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Christopher Marsceill There is a great store up the street from my apartment called Mango. They sell this adorable “Philly Girl” shirt, one that can be bought elsewhere around the city, but locally it is a Mango exclusive. Imagine someone going into Mango and informing, not asking, but informing the staff that he or […]

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N.W. activist working to relieve suffering of Haitians

Local Life | August 11th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Constance Garcia-Barrio A revolution with guns and machetes more than 200 years ago gave birth to the republic of Haiti. Today, nonviolent strategists, including Ray Torres, 65, of Germantown, have become midwives to new possibilities for the Caribbean nation. In 1994, with years of social activism under his belt, Torres joined a delegation from […]

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How to get the perfect gift for a loved one? Get lucky

Opinion | August 11th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  By Elise Seyfried We’ve been mother-and-daughter-in-law for five years now, and I’ve never found the right gift for her. Sometimes I ask her husband, my son Sheridan. That’s usually not helpful, because Sheridan is totally uninterested in “things.” Asking him about Ya-Jhu’s preferences elicits a sigh, and then: “I don’t think she needs anything, […]

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As 2018 campaign approaches, it’s time for centrist rhetoric

Opinion | August 10th, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Stan Cutler We’re in the early months of the 2018 political campaigns. Yes, it’s sad. The times when campaigns only lasted a few months are over. Seventeen months before the next election, I’m already thinking about the political wars to come. My hope is that  Americans elect enough people to Congress to reverse the […]

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