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D.C. Columnists Weigh In on "Voting Rights" Debacle E-mail
Several Washington, D.C. columnists has written postmortems on the voting rights bill.  Washington Post columnist Colby King suggests in an April 24th column that D.C. needs a constitutional amendment. Post columnist Robert McCartney finds in his April 22, 2010 column that there is lots of blame to go around and a need for new ideas.  In an April 25, 2010, op-ed, WTOP's Mark Plotkin looks to President Obama. Even Washington Post political cartoonist Tom Toles adds his comment. D.C. statehood activists Ann Loikow and Charles Cassell wonder why they don't focus on statehood instead.  For full articles and comments, read more.
D.C. voting rights? Not this deal E-mail

In their April 18, 2010 editorial, the Washington Post Editorial Board came out reluctantly against the current D.C. Voting Rights Bill  finding that "sometimes compromise demands too high a price. This is such a time."  On April 22, 2010, after the House leadership pulled the bill, the Washington Post Editorial Board urged the Democrats in Congress and the White House to not be "complicit in letting the gun lobby set the agenda" and seek fair treatment of the city. For the text of both editorials, read more.

"D.C. Voting Rights Act" pulled - Thank you for opposing this bad bill! E-mail

The D.C. Voting Rights Act, which the House of Representatives was to vote on this week, was pulled off the legislative calendar by House Democratic leadership because of public furor over the increasingly onerous gun amendments on it and that the Republicans proposed to add to it. D.C. Statehood - Yes We Can! thanks everyone who wrote or called to help kill the bill. For D.C. Statehood - Yes We Can"s position on the bill and for recent press coverage, read more.
New York Times Editorial Board: The Gun Lobby's Colony E-mail

The New York Times editorial board published on April 15, 2010 a scathing editorial on Congress's cravenness in scuttling D.C.'s gun control laws as the price for a single vote in the House for our nonvoting delegate.  Many District residents agree with them and have been calling the House leadership and Delegate Norton's office to complain. For the entire editorial, read more.



Obama honors Washington, D.C., Emancipation Day E-mail

President Obama honors D.C. emancipation day.  Read more.


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