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Drunktank, DCCranktank the same thing to Google


There are a million different strategies to increase your web traffic, but almost all of them rely on getting Google to spit up your site at the top of its search queries. Even though this blog has been around for … Continue reading

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Want to learn to love the Nats? Hate the Phils first


The quickest way to become a Nationals fan is to attend a game against the Phillies at Nationals Park. I was there on Saturday, the most-attended game ever at South Capitol Street. As you may know, 90 percent were Phillies … Continue reading

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Programming note


DCCrankTank will gradually be shifting its coverage ever so slightly — away from daily posting and reactive blogging (basically, a chore) to a slower pace with hopefully more photos and interactive elements. That will start tomorrow. I encourage all co-writers … Continue reading

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Reid quietly slips into Wilbon’s old role at the Post


On Dec. 7, Michael Wilbon said goodbye to The Post. The man, now a national media figure, had an amazing 30-plus year run with the paper and proved along with Tony Kornheiser that even average-looking journalists could find a place … Continue reading

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Savage Love columnist finds sage advice in Cornerstone


Savage Love columnist Dan Savage was scheduled to speak at the University of Maryland recently, but was sidelined by our epic snow storm a couple weeks back and didn’t make his speech. I guess nobody told him Cornerstone is the … Continue reading

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Metro encourages coffee-sloshing anarchy in Rosslyn


It is illegal to eat or drink on the Washington Metro. But that hasn’t stopped WMATA from allowing an advertisement that blatantly advocates breaking the law. Below is a Green Mountain Coffee advertisement currently found on the lower level of … Continue reading

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Prince George’s or PG?


In light of the rash of the crime wave in Prince George’s (which is finally getting some editorial love from the D.C. media…only took a Rushern Baker’s dozen killings), ol’ Petula Dvorak broke an unspoken rule: Don’t call Prince George’s … Continue reading

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