#WMATA has been misleading the public on safety
Early this month the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) had one of its trains derail underground near Smithsonian station, in the heart of downtown DC. Fortunately no passengers were aboard, but according to WMATA (interim) General Manager Jack Requa’s report on the derailment, that was just lucky. According to the report, “it is important to note that in this incident, critical information was lost | Read More »
Hail to the Redskins: Bowser and DC get their bluff called
The Redskins, Washington’s NFL team, want a new stadium. Jack Kent Cooke Stadium was opened in 1997, so by the time any new one opens, it’ll be at least 20 years old. Currently they’re in Maryland, but are open to sites in DC and in Virginia, the latter being where the Redskins have their headquarters*. This has put DC in a bind between politics and | Read More »
RedState’s #WhichWMATA, Week 1
Below are pictures from three DC Metro stations run by WMATA, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Can you guess which station each picture shows? I wonder when we’ll start getting reporters who start asking questions about stuff like this?
No, DC Metro riders don’t get what we pay for #WMATA
I know most readers of RedState (myself included) would oppose building a system like the subways in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas. But it was built, over the preceding decades, and it currently exists as an asset we have. Any desire we have for good governance must compel us to be good stewards of this system, which we have spent many taxpayer dollars | Read More »
Judge throws out anti-gun regulations in DC. AGAIN.
The DC city government is being reminded – yet again – that guns are not only legal; having one is a RIGHT.
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It’s time for #WMATA reform.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, or WMATA, is an organization created by interstate compact. It runs the DC Metrorail system (America’s second-largest subway) in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland, and is governed by the compact between those jurisdictions and the US Government. It’s broken, and it’s constantly being found to be broken in new and disappointing ways. It’s time for meaningful fixes | Read More »
The right to work helps the poor in Virginia and Maryland
A dozen commenters are all poised, seeing this headline, to rush in and say in the snottiest voice possible “But Maryland is a forced unionism state. How can the right work help them?” As it turns out, since the launch of WMATA’s Metro Silver Line train running toward Dulles Airport in Virginia, many people stuck in forced-unionism Maryland are finding work in Virginia, which is | Read More »
We can take the U.S. Senate– are you in?
If the media believes Republicans can take the Senate, shouldn’t we listen?! In an article Sunday, Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post wrote: The decision by Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) not to seek election in November in the wake of a plagiarism scandal is the latest piece of good news for Republicans as they strive to take control of the Senate in less than three | Read More »
Feds say DC Mayor Vincent Gray (D) knew of illegal campaign contributions.
Well, well, well. A major Democratic donor pleaded guilty on Monday to funneling millions of dollars in illegal campaign donations to federal and local politicians, including an unnamed 2008 presidential candidate believed to be Hillary Clinton. District of Columbia businessman Jeffrey Thompson, who federal prosecutors say financed a “shadow campaign” for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray in 2010, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate campaign finance | Read More »
Hey! They’re phishing the DC #Obamacare exchange!
Didn’t see that coming*: The D.C. insurance exchange where thousands of Hill aides are shopping has confirmed that an outside scammer is redirecting customers to a fraudulent website. Some shoppers are being directed from the insurance website to an outside site that appears nearly identical to the real exchange, officials confirmed Friday. The fraud is widespread enough that they’re considering adding disclaimers to its website | Read More »
Virginia no longer for lovers…of conservatives
The Hunger Games have been pushed too far outside of the Capitol City for the Old Dominion to maintain its former conservative ways. No one should be shocked that Democrats nominate and that eligible American voters elect liberal rogues, even in supposed red Southern states or the nation writ large. Given the successful election and re-election of a community organizer that uses the IRS to disorganize | Read More »
Tags: Bill Clinton
, Capitol City
, Hillary Clinton
, Hunger Games
, Ken Cuccinelli
, Solid South
, Terry McAuliffe
, Washington D.C.
A question to establishment Republicans: Do you want American healthcare to turn into the Kansas City, MO, public school district?
“The roller coaster is done in this district.” — Steve Green, Kansas City, Missouri, Public Schools Superintendent, quoted in an article in the left-wing McClatchy-owned Kansas City Star, where the headline reads, “Area districts cheer progress of Kansas City schools.” A KC Star editorial on October 1, 2013, pressured the Missouri legislature to “fix the law allowing students to transfer out of troubled districts and | Read More »
Senate: If not you—who? If not now—when?
Open Letter to All United States Senators Dear Senator, When I was in school, we were taught that the United States Senate was “the world’s greatest deliberative body”. Under your current majority leader, it has been run more like the Soviet Politburo, with dissent, deliberation, and true debate stifled at every turn. The very idea of amending a bill or resolution AFTER debate has ceased, | Read More »
, Mike Lee
, Ted Cruz
, U.S. House
, US Senate
Senator Paul Stands for Freedom
Last week the nation watched as Sen. Rand Paul, in an epic move to protect the freedoms of millions across the nation, during a filibuster on the Senate floor lasting over thirteen hours. This filibuster, which was driven by Paul’s determination to preserve American’s freedom, reminded many of the fictional character Jefferson Smith, forever made memorable in the 1939 movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington | Read More »
, due process
, John Brennan
23 Days to Election Day: Delaware and DC
First, let us dispose with the obvious. Since DC was granted three electoral votes in 1964, they have never voted for a Republican candidate for President. In fact, the lowest vote for a Democrat was 75% of the vote in 1980 for Jimmy Carter over Ronald Reagan. The demographics of our Nation’s capital dictate this 3 electoral vote head start for the Democratic Party every | Read More »