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D.C. sightseeing tour: Trinkets and lottery tickets

Update: Incidentally, now the convenience story appears to be on its last legs, fresh signs proclaiming that everything is 75 percent off. Perhaps the owner is taking her profits and hitting the lamb; i.e. it was good while it lasted. … Continue reading

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Not For Tourists Guide to Washington, 2011: The Metro

Don’t people from Wisconsin have their own problems? Guess not, judging by Christine Connel of Siren, Wis. (pop. 988), who was motivated to write to the Post this week about the squalid transit conditions in D.C. I often wonder what prompts … Continue reading

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Rallied out on the Metro

Regardless of where you stand on the issues, it is always interesting to see people of all stripes board our train system, take it downtown and yell about whatever particular personal affront has compelled them to travel to D.C. On … Continue reading

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Who should Barracks Row serve?

    You’ve got to love the Prince of Petworth. A full-time blogger, the man cranks out 20 posts a day about news and scuttlebutt all over the city. Perhaps his site’s greatest attribute is that it fosters discussion. Development, … Continue reading

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Public supports Wizards name change to Bullets

In a highly unofficial poll, 82 percent of about 7,000 Washington Post voters said the Washington Wizards should change their name back to Bullets. New owner Ted Leonsis has hinted at the name change, too. Wizards. That’s a terrible name. … Continue reading

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Washingtonians only: Meal Ready to Eat Menu No. 202

The NYT series on what troops from around the world — now stationed in Afghanistan — get as rations made me stop and think about what a Washingtonian would receive if they were stationed elsewhere and wanted a taste a … Continue reading

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Metro’s Green Line proven unsafe

In a story reported around D.C. blogs earlier this week, a Tea Party advocate who lives in D.C. posted his advice to visitors from out of town attending Glenn Beck’s rally on the Mall. The story is best viewed on … Continue reading

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