Two Infractions of the Same D.C. Law: Which Justice You Get Depends on Who You Are, or Who You Know.
By marfdrat on January 2, 2013
Of course, this is not a new theme, but this one is particularly high profile, since David Gregory knowingly broke D.C.’s gun laws -on national TV- after asking the police about it in advance.The double-standard here is infuriating, and somewhat disheartening. Adam Meckler broke a law he didn’t know about – who would guess you have to have ammunition registered?
By marfdrat on October 29, 2012
Not much funny about Hurricane Sandy, but this guy provided some comic relief.
By marfdrat on September 26, 2012
Dylan Matthews examines the sources behind the wide disparity in average wages between the Metro D.C. area and the rest of the country. It looks like The Hunger Games.
Of the 10 richest counties in America, seven are in the D.C. area. To some pundits, that looks like strong evidence of crony capitalism. “Whence comes this wealth? Mostly from Washington’s one major industry: the federal government,” Ross Douthat writes in the New York Times. “Not from direct federal employment…but from the growing armies of lobbyists and lawyers, contractors and consultants, who make their living advising and influencing and facilitating the public sector’s work.”It’s a good theory. But only part of it holds up.