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Last week, after more than 8 years of discerning, I signed up for the Selective Service.

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As a bike commuter in DC for almost two years, I love the act of biking, but it is an often dangerous activity.

Right now, the regional Transportation Planning Board is considering adding bike lanes to Pennsylvania Ave and other streets in Downtown DC. AAA is opposing these changes.  

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Do you ride your bike to work/school?

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Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 12:06 PM PDT

Stand up for DC Voting Rights!

by MidwesterninDC

Today is the 148th anniversary of President Lincoln signing the Compensated Emancipation Act, For the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia, making DC residents the "First Freed" by the federal government.

Today is known as DC Emancipation Day here in Washington DC and it is the only official local holiday.

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If you are in the Washington DC area today, consider going down to the Capitol to show support for health care reform. Yesterday, the Tea Party came into town.

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Fri Mar 05, 2010 at 12:03 PM PST

Keep Columnists Honest

by MidwesterninDC

In my last blog post I talked about Steve Walsh's tweet. Today I want to direct your attention to Don Surber.

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What is the best example of Conservative Compassion?

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On January 29, Steve Walsh, a reporter with Missourinet, tweeted "Osama Bin Laden formally joins the American Left ... buying into global warming and blaming the U.S." Shortly thereafter, Fired Up Missouri ran a blog post about this tweet and then this post was picked up by Media Matters.

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Last night, people started counting homeless people on DC streets as President Obama spoke.

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