It is both disturbing and deeply ironic how the supposed capital of the free world, Washington D.C., doesn’t have access to basic democratic freedoms. From the rules that govern voting rights to how the local elections are run, the district is a perfect example of what should never be allowed.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 8, 2011 1:20 pm|
The government of the District of Colombia has launched a new campaign for statehood. The new campaign will include ads around the city directed at tourists and a new website, StatehoodDC.com. As a DC resident, I support it, because I support the idea of “no taxation without representation.”
|By: David Dayen Friday September 23, 2011 12:15 pm|
Palestine submitted their petition to the United Nations Security Council for membership as a state today, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas delivered a rousing speech before the General Assembly in support of the measure. So what happens next?
|By: David Dayen Monday September 19, 2011 9:50 am|
US officials are scrambling to broker a deal that avoids a Palestinian statehood bid at the United Nations.
|By: David Dayen Thursday May 19, 2011 4:24 pm|
Well, if Barack Obama thought he could wrap things up in a bow on the Middle East with his speech today, Bibi Netanyahu put an end to those hopes.