15 Jun 2020

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: Senate Cars

A few weeks ago, I wrote about a newlywed couple who spent their honeymoon taking the car that shuttled senators between their office building and the Capitol back and forth 15 times. I wanted to add a link to an article that I had written about this mode of transportation, only to realize that I […]


11 Jun 2020

Events:

To Do From Home, Week of June 11

Yes, it’s true: I didn’t do a Hill Buzz this week. Frankly, after last week’s Hill Buzz — which you can read here– and with all the civil unrest going on, I realized I needed some time to do some #SelfCare, in the form of hanging out with my children (and nagging them, and making […]


08 Jun 2020

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: Climbing the Dome

While looking through the many times that newlyweds were sighted in the Capitol, I came across several times when they were privy to some extraordinary occurrence. The most remarkable of these happened on May 7, 1913, when visitors – including newlyweds – observed someone who was climbing the outside of the Capitol dome. The human […]


04 Jun 2020

Events:

To Do From Home: Week of June 4, 2020

We’ve made it to Thursday, also known in more innocent times as “Friday lite.” There is a lot of electricity in the air– from all the peaceful assembly and the empowerment and the solidarity. Don’t forget to be an ally every day! Have you supported a Black-owned business lately? How about watching Charles Allen’s Budget […]


02 Jun 2020

News:

Hill Buzz

A little over a week ago, on the evening of May 25, 2020, a man called George Floyd paid for cigarettes with what appeared to be a counterfeit $20 bill. The employees of the Cup Store in Minneapolis, where he’d just purchased the cigarettes, confronted him but he was not forthcoming, so they called the […]


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