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Southwest DC is undergoing a massive redevelopment. Will that change the vibe on its houseboats? A look inside, right as the cranes rise.
Capital Comment Blog
The "Mayor for Life" was flashy, imperious, and full of personal weaknesses. That's what made him human.
View CommentsNov 23, 2014 at 01:36 PM | By David Carr
Read highlights from the magazine's archives on DC's mayor-for-life.
View CommentsNov 23, 2014 at 12:03 PM | By Benjamin Freed
The four-term mayor and four-term DC Council member defined generations of local politics.
View CommentsNov 23, 2014 at 04:52 AM | By Harry Jaffe
Imagining if Redskins fans showed up at the first Thanksgiving.
View CommentsNov 21, 2014 at 04:14 PM | By Benjamin Freed

The superlobbyists brought glamour and exceptional pride to Washington’s influence industry. Then they landed in divorce court, trying to outlobby each other for control of their powerful brand and all its assets.

Great espionage stories are hiding in neighborhoods all over Washington. My mission: to track down the story of the Glomar Explorer, the most ambitious operation in CIA history.

The night I raced away from DC’s hellish traffic.

Logan Pearce never saw the Humvee his dad blew up in, and yet he managed to absorb the mental trauma of the blast.


After 23 years in power, Creigh Deeds faced the most painful political fight of his career. It turned out to be the easiest to win.
How a small army of VIPs killed the Eisenhower Memorial.
After 18 miserable months in New York, the pioneering blogger is back in DC with plans to transform journalism all over again.
Notes on Fearless Freddie and the magnificent life at 12,000 feet.
Meet Scott Boras, the superagent who scored the Nats their top talent—at top dollar.
In the 1940s, the world’s population of whooping cranes totaled about 20. To combat the birds’ rapid decline, a group of government organizations launched a program at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel to breed and raise the birds—called “whoopers”—then lead their first migration, introducing them to life in the wild.