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5 Ways D.C. Is Actually Great (For People 'Meh' on Monuments, Top Chefs, or K Street)
Originally Posted: 10/29/2014 - 2:09pm | Type: Blog

I’ve found D.C. to be far beyond the House of Cards-meets-Cherry Blossom Festival sketch beloved by press and many residents alike. In my daily experience, D.C. is collaborative, generous, and deserving of acc ...

People Love Their Nickel Creek
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

I didn’t realize so many people could love Nickel Creek so strongly. The last time I listened to Nickel Creek was to analyze their adaptation of Robert Burns’ poem, “Sweet Afton,” ...

The Joy of Forgiveness and the Seven Deadly Sins
Originally Posted: 03/27/2014 - 10:20am | Type: Blog

Lent is rarely talked about as a celebration, but it is an opportunity to revel in the joy of forgiveness. I live in Washington D.C., a city in which mistakes are messaged and sho ...

#FaithfulFilibuster: A Vigil Under the Dark Clouds of Washington
Originally Posted: 10/11/2013 - 8:16am | Type: Blog

We're hearing lots of babble at the Capitol, but across the street, we're trying to hear the word of God — what God says about the people, families, and children who will suffer the most because of W ...

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Sparrow
Originally Posted: 07/19/2013 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

Here in Washington, when you ask someone “what’s your issue?” you don’t want to know what’s wrong with her or him — you’re asking, what policy issue do you work on? Where is your heart? ...

'Why Are White People So Mean?'
Originally Posted: 07/17/2013 - 2:59pm | Type: Blog

At last, she raises her voice and asks: “Why are white people so mean?” Boom! The electricity of America’s third rail crackles through the train. Faces fold in like origami or turn blank like a screensaver. ...

Gordon Cosby: My Mentor
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 3:21pm | Type: Blog

In a time when egalitarianism defines nearly all relationships as the desired norm, it’s well to remember the role of mentors who maintain, purely through their own internal integrity and faithfulness, a spiri ...

NYT Magazine Article Misleads on D.C.'s 'Economic Boom'
Originally Posted: 01/24/2013 - 12:38pm | Type: Blog

Amid Washington's economic boom, there is also massive economic displacement, increased economic inequality, and higher rates of poverty. Annie Lowrey's recent New Yor ...

Former USCIRF Staffer Charges Muslim Bias
Originally Posted: 06/12/2012 - 9:36am | Type: Blog

A former staffer of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has filed suit against the watchdog agency, saying that it rescinded a job offer because she is Muslim and had worked for a Muslim adv ...

Emancipation Day
Originally Posted: 04/16/2012 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

One-hundred and fifty years ago, April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Emancipation Act, freeing more than 3,000 slaves within its borders. Tod ...