As the new Gray administration moves forward, policymakers would do well to implement policies that force a man to stiffen his spine.
Vowing to stabilize the city's finances, create jobs, improve schools and help residents gain statehood, Vincent C. Gray became the sixth elected mayor of the nation's capital Sunday before a standing-room-only crowd at the Washington Convention Center.
The numbers don't lie.
Marion Barry displayed his own brand of conservatism Monday during an hours-long hearing on welfare reform.
D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty said for months that he made "hard choices" for the city during "hard times." Now it's Vincent C. Gray's turn.
Like a petri dish in the hands of a bunch of ninth-graders, D.C. school reform has morphed into a UFO -- an unidentifiable fiscal object.
When the D.C. Council approved the city's lottery contract in December, two members spoke before the vote on behalf of the local firm that walked away with a majority stake in the deal: Chairman Vincent C. Gray and Marion Barry.
Marion Barry opens the passenger door for his visitor, seats himself behind the wheel and slowly merges into the evening rush on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast Washington.
A D.C. Council member who serves on a powerful finance committee is facing a federal lien seeking more than $50,000 in unpaid income taxes — the third city lawmaker to face scrutiny over personal or tax debts in recent months.