By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
It has been nearly a year since Marion Barry and fellow D.C. Council member David A. Catania got into a profanity-laced sparring match over the fiscal health of United Medical Center, and here we are, approaching another Valentine's Day and troubles have escalated.
Speed-camera salesmen are finding it tougher to get away with the usual platitudes about the reliability of their products.
Pope Benedict XVI — in a rare show of papal power over bishops that could have implications for U.S. sex abuse cases — fired a 52-year-old Slovak bishop for apparently mismanaging his diocese.
Forget Sulaimon Brown a minute. For us, the questions started with a fence — a 6-foot, black, aluminum fence built around D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's Hillcrest home.
D.C. officials trying to unravel lottery contract; Testimony: Thomas used trust as 'check-on-demand' place; Prosecutors want Leslie Johnson to pay up; Dinged Virginia GOP now focusing on budget; Court dismisses suit on Virginia's congressional map; Virginia attorney general settles with questionable Salahi foundation; Maryland Democrats reconsidering so-called millionaire tax.
D.C. gambling deal over, but questions remain; Wilder blames fellow Democrats in Virginia Senate for handgun repeal; O'Malley routinely diverts money reserved for transportation; Scandal bills emerge in Maryland assembly; Virginia lawmakers debate teacher tenure; Rep. Wolf asks for delay on Eisenhower Memorial.
D.C. Council repeals iGaming; Opening statements expected in Huguely trial; D.C. fire official scrubs Twitter account of racism charges; Franchot: Gas tax hike 'crushing'; D.C. mayor acknowledges missteps; Trump acquires Old Post Office Pavilion; Sharpton cuts video supporting Maryland gay marriage.
Developer considers financing Gray recall effort; Renewed gay-marriage debate begins in Annapolis; Jack Johnson yet to enter prison; Evans schedules meeting on D.C. online gambling; Cuccinelli announced rat-relocation summit; Victims identified in police chase; Gary wants probe of ill-fated housing deal.
D.C. youths in killings were in city's justice system; Congress considers nationalizing D.C. veterans memorial; Chief Lanier, NPS director testify today on Hill about Occupy D.C.; Miller says 5-cent gas hike too small; D.C. rivers part of State of the Union security zone; Ehrlich campaign cash paid for Schurick's defense; Trial under way for Prince George's officer in missing-guns case.
D.C. ethics bill pending, fundraisers roll on; Baltimore cedes residents, influence; D.C. losing patience with Occupiers; Arlington set for bleak session; Judge to rule on Bolling's power; Health study in Spring Valley; D.C. reining in promoters; Maryland DNR lost track of guns
The attorney for a Maine man who claims former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine molested him on a team trip to Pittsburgh in 2002 said he filed a lawsuit Thursday to rebut comments by Fine's attorneys and a prosecutor that the man isn't credible.
Political texting roils Northern Va. Senate race; Parking projects of Gray ally draw D.C.'s attention; D.C. appeals to state legislatures in statehood effort; Maryland tolls increase Tuesday; Congressional committee: No direct evidence Sulaimon Brown was offered job; Lululemon trial resumes; Montgomery County loitering bill called unconstitutional; Currie trial expect to close this week.
D.C. ends 'land banking'; Jury selection resumes in Lululemon murder trial; Rep. Harris benefits from Maryland redistricting; Maryland transportation commission making final recommendations; Suspect in cabbie killing was in custody of D.C.'s youth-rehab agency; Hit-and-run kills man in Shaw; Suliamon Brown in traffic court; Ehrlich's book due out Dec. 6.
Familiar face in Wal-Mart deal; Trial begins in Lululemon murder case; Questions raised about Fairfax sheriff's retirement plan; Former DYRS superintendent reaches settlement; Metrobus accidents increasing; Two fatally shot in D.C.; Five robberies in Northwest Washington; 7-Eleven looking to hire 38 residents 'on the spot'; Gansler: Natural gas companies pressuring Md. residents to sell property.
D.C. police captain challenges Chief Lanier in court; Court dates set for Md. lawmaker Alston; High-climbing engineers return to Washington Monument; P.G. police say summer patrols cut violent crime; Nationals say late-season rally was profitable; Allen campaign accused of bouncing trackers; G.W. student who was Afghanistan war veteran fatally punched on D.C. street; House Democrats turn focus to GOP's Bartlett.
Mr. Anderson quoted the Health Committee's new chairwoman, Yvette M. Alexander, Ward 7 Democrat, as describing the contract as "quite pricey for what they are tasked to do."
As The Washington Times' Jeffrey Anderson reported Wednesday, Metropolitan Police Department Sgt. Mark Robinson blew the whistle on tickets inappropriately issued by the Third Street tunnel camera in downtown Washington.