Crews Race to Reopen Georgia Avenue

“We are hopeful at this point it will be open by the morning,” WSSC spokeswoman Lyn Riggins said late Thursday. “We’re going to do the best we can. There is a lot of damage to the road.”Photo Credit: NBC Washington This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story on our mobile site.

Right and Duty

July 4th is one of my favorite celebrations. It’s not just the parades, flag waving, barbecue and fireworks — though these help — it’s the meaning behind the day. The understanding that we could be living in a different country, under British rule — but that our forefathers had the strength and courage to declare themselves free and independent people and to fight for our freedom.

Avert Your Eyes and Hold Your Nose

Downtown San Francisco feels like a large public toilet without enough janitors. More than once this year, I’ve seen men drop their pants in public places — including at Fifth and Market — to leave a smelly mess on the sidewalk. You can walk for blocks and never escape the stench of stale urine. At lunchtime, I see street people passed out on high-traffic sidewalks, and I am afraid to walk around them.

A GOP Disaster Avoidance Plan

Whether we live in fly-over country or in the four or five battleground states to matter in 2016, there are a few things on the GOP Must Do List that my politically disparate group of acquaintances seems to agree on.