Putting Black bodies back on the auction block

The sale of the land that is home to a Black cemetery would have dire implications for Black cemeteries everywhere.

Letters to the EditorJanuary 19, 2024

Wes Moore’s gun institute is a step toward improved public safety

His emphasis on accountability and rehabilitation in the juvenile justice system echoes our belief in addressing the root causes of violence.

Letters to the EditorJanuary 19, 2024

An ode to my cottage cheese, spread across my porch floor

Despite record violent crime and failures of local government on multiple levels, the Prince George’s County Council was courageous enough to ban plastic bags.

Letters to the EditorJanuary 19, 2024

My favorite losers

Mark Maske’s masterfully written summary was not about how the Packers won but how the Cowboys lost.

Letters to the EditorJanuary 19, 2024

Coach Rivera was a class act

When he spoke to my class of drug court graduates, he could not have been more gracious and accommodating.

Letters to the EditorJanuary 18, 2024

At Gallery Place, it’s Ted Leonsis vs. one very loud street music act

As Washington fails to police a long-running noise dispute, it faces the loss of its Capitals and Wizards teams to Virginia.

By Erik WempleJanuary 18, 2024

D.C. must step up on road deaths

There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Just tackle what’s already known.

Letters to the EditorJanuary 17, 2024

Sandra Day O’Connor Washington International Airport has a nice ring

O’Connor was a political pioneer.

Letters to the EditorJanuary 16, 2024

D.C. leaders must stem the city’s decline

Have the city’s elected leaders ever reflect on their capacity to govern?

Letters to the EditorJanuary 15, 2024

Maryland must invest in its future

If parents can’t afford the basic necessities, how can we expect them to pay upward of $25,000 a year for child care?

Letters to the EditorJanuary 14, 2024

Maryland should not bet on horse racing

If horse racing is “the sport of kings,” then let the kings foot the bill.

Letters to the EditorJanuary 12, 2024

Confronting health disparities in D.C.

Effective primary care is the foundation of a high-performing health system and is essential to improving health outcomes.

Letters to the EditorJanuary 12, 2024

‘A great hat’ is not that charitable

What happens to the small businesses in impoverished areas that are manufacturing and selling clothing locally?

Letters to the EditorJanuary 12, 2024

A welcome donation of land

I applaud local landowners who choose to preserve open and green space — despite what I expect are very lucrative offers from development companies.

Letters to the EditorJanuary 11, 2024

The Alexandria arena deal deserves a chance — and scrutiny

This is not the “Redskin” Stadium redux, and we do ourselves a disservice if we use that comparison.

Letters to the EditorJanuary 10, 2024

Why the gun deaths will continue

Judges at every level must start reading the Second Amendment in a strict constitutional sense.

Letters to the EditorJanuary 9, 2024

D.C.’s mask ban makes little sense

D.C. has a violent crime crisis that requires political will to address, and its leaders are concerned about masks.

Letters to the EditorJanuary 8, 2024

Vision Zero was never going to be successful

Rather than track progress toward an unachievable goal, the city ought to show it is making the roads safer, which it can do and is doing.

Letters to the EditorJanuary 5, 2024

So much poverty in D.C. next to such great wealth

What more is needed by the decision-makers with power to change outcomes?

Letters to the EditorJanuary 5, 2024

A nice return on a $15 investment

When someone asked me for help, I would take out my change purse, and as I handed them a dollar, I would say, “Wow, I am glad I have some left for you.”

Letters to the EditorJanuary 5, 2024