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Happy Fourth of July

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Happy New Year

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The memorial FDR really wanted

Name the five greatest U.S. presidents and Franklin Delano Roosevelt should make the list. Ironically, he received the least striking memorial until a second was built in 1997. But that’s the way Roosevelt wanted it. Shortly before his 1945 death … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Get your seafood

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Every day is Memorial Day at the Vietnam Wall

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The real George Mason

                George Mason is hanging out not far from fellow founding father Thomas Jefferson in West Potomac Park. The George Mason Memorial remembers the “Forgotten Founder” who wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights … Continue reading

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Will Washington ever host a Super Bowl?

The NFL promised to consider New York and Washington for a future Super Bowl after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in both cities harmed tourism. It was the NFL’s way of helping ailing economies because the game now brings about $350 … Continue reading

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Thoughts from holiday tours

So another holiday has passed (and we don’t have to listen to that horrific “It’s Christmas Eve in Washington” song on the radio. My God I hate that song. Maybe it was the mild temperatures, but for a town where … Continue reading

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How high is up? We’re still not sure

The National Capital Planning Commission rejected a request to raise building heights in Washington, saying it wants further study before amending the 1910 Heights of Buildings Act that limits buildings to 160 feet. Typical government bureaucracy, but in this case … Continue reading

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Have we reached the tipping point?

It’s a big week in Washington. Either the federal government resolves its shutdown and among other things memorials open or we default on our loans and head back into the recession. Sure seems like an easy decision to make. Fall … Continue reading

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