Why DC's Bad Guys Have So Many Guns
Forget the Supreme Court—and DC’s gun ban. We won’t get guns off the streets until politicians, judges, and law-enforcement officials get serious about stopping the mayhem.
What I've Learned: Don't Hide It
When an executive discovered he was going blind, he was scared and tried to fake it. Then he got to work to help others like him.
Heart of Her Home
A world traveler, she filled her McLean kitchen with souvenirs from her journeys—and mementos of her parents.
Luxury Homes: June 2008
Booz Allen CEO Ralph Shrader sells for nearly $5 million in Bethesda. Star Georgetown prof buys for $1.9 million in DC’s Spring Valley.
Clerks Head Off to $250,000 Bonuses
A Supreme Court clerkship is one of a lawyer’s most coveted credentials, as reflected by the $250,000 signing bonuses clerks can receive after leaving the court.
Where Campaigns Chow Down
Presidential hopefuls are raising lots of money—and throwing lots of it around Washington to entertain staff and donors. Which restaurants are cashing in?
Snickers Meets Spearmint
The election of 2008 may wed the cultures of Washington and Chicago, with one presidential candidate, Barack Obama, a Chicago resident, and another, Hillary Rodham Clinton, a Chicago native. But now the marriage of two cities has an even more tangible flavor, as McLean-based Mars Corporation has bought the best-known Chicago brand, the gum-making Wrigley Company.
Hesse’s Got Style
Can a slight, self-effacing, 26-year-old writer from Normal, Illinois, help revive a Washington Post Style section suffering from shortened stories and shrinking staff? If readers come for witty prose on sometimes weird subjects, Monica Hesse could help bring Style back.