Groundhog Day in D.C.

Speaking of constants, see “The Amoral City Government,” the headline of a recent column by Colbert King in the Washington Post. Sadly, it could have appeared on a great majority of days in the thirty-three years since Marion Barry took over as mayor in January 1979. When are the people of Washington going to wake up?

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Charles Peters

Charles Peters is the founding editor of the Washington Monthly and the author of a new book on Lyndon B. Johnson published by Times Books.