Author Archive for Alan Suderman

Loose Lips Daily: Nothing Juvenile About Justice Edition

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Elites win the dawn
Pizza delay
The real reason LeBron went to Miami

Good morning sweet readers! Has anyone else seen the trailer for the new movie about Facebook "founder" [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Just Another Manic Monday Edition

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Tent city achievement
Mr. Gray, tear down that fence
Weaver's funky ad

Good morning sweet readers! Did anyone here what Prince had to say recently about our online age? "The [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Political Metaphor Comes to Life Edition

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Kwame Brown vs. unpaid traffic tickets
Tommy Wells is disappointed
Ron Moten's news conference: the video

Good morning sweet readers! LL is pumped to have survived his first earthquake this [...]

Records Show Kwame Brown Skipped Out on Md. Traffic Fines

At-Large Councilmember Kwame Brown, a candidate for D.C. Council chairman, has four outstanding traffic tickets in Maryland that are at least 17 years old, according to state court records.
Records show that Brown ran afoul of traffic laws in his early 20s when he was cruising in and around Baltimore in an ’84 Volkswagen.
At one stop [...]

Vince! Vince! Come Back Here, Vince!

The Ron Moten show continues!
After Moten's confrontation fail with D.C. Council Chairman and mayoral hopeful Vincent Gray, Moten—whom Mayor Adrian Fenty wants more citizens to emulate—told a bunch of sweaty journalists that a) he's not a crook, and don't you dare call him a crony; B) Gray is a crook, and he will release the [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Buy Out the Vote Edition

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Harry Thomas v. Student Loan Debt
Go-Go loses one more venue
Who speaks for the trees?

Good morning sweet readers! LL gave birth to his first column today. Thesis statement: [...]

U.S.: Harry Thomas Jr. Owes $16k in Student Loan-Related Debt

Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. appears to be the latest member of D.C.'s legislative body with financial woes to come to light—court records show the U.S. government is claiming he owes  than $16,000 in student loan-related debt.
UPDATE: Thomas disputes this, saying all his loans have been "satisfied," and the whole brouhaha originated from an [...]

What Do Michelle Rhee and Britney Spears Have in Common?

Update: Pwned! The Reliable Source had the dress and the date news months ago.  LL takes no responsibility for this and places the blame squarely on  KCRA-TV reporter Lynsey Paulo. LL will now and forever leave fashion reporting to the experts.

The damned West Coast media has won lost the morning (even if it is afternoon already) [...]

Loose Lips Daily: The Kids are Four to Five Points Less Alright Edition

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City Paper exclusive on MPD's go-go report.
Wanted: One mayor for mayoral forum
Sweeperscam now even more expensive

Good morning sweet readers! Did anyone manage [...]

Wanted: One Mayor at Mayoral Forum

Loose Lips was treated to the Leo "We've Lost our Moral Compass" Alexander show last night.
Why? Dark horse mayoral candidate Alexander was the first to show at the Public Interest Civic Association's candidate forum, held in the basement of Brown AME church on Capitol Hill. Alexander had the forum all to himself for a while, before [...]

Loose Lips Daily: My Mayor is a Jewish Carpenter Edition

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Dan Snyder bragged his wealth came from diabetes and cancer victims?
Feeding the homeless has never been so sexy
Best Bond movie

Good morning D.C.! How about "The [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Meet the New Boss Edition

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Hello, sweet readers, and welcome to the first Loose Lips Daily of the Alan Suderman era. LL is eager to drag you along with him through the wonderful world [...]

Nickles Swims While Council Burns

The D.C. Council had a very important hearing Friday afternoon to discuss the District's $550,000 settlement with Banneker Ventures—and, specifically, to berate Attorney General Peter Nickles for agreeing to the deal without so much as a glance in the council's direction. The only problem? Nickles wasn't there; he was away on a previously scheduled vacation in [...]

Channel 4′s Sherwood: Kwame Brown Up to Eyeballs in Debt

Channel 4's Tom Sherwood wins the afternoon with this scoop: Kwame Brown’s credit score must look like shit.
Brown is being sued by multiple credit card companies for unpaid debts, late fines and lawyer fees, according to Sherwood.
The documents show Brown owes the American Express company more than $8,000 in late payments and fees. Brown owes Visa [...]

Why Didn’t Adrian Fenty Get a Ticket?

By now you may know that Mayor Adrian Fenty made a right-hand turn last night in Chinatown while driving his city-owned Smart Car—without using his turn signal—and received a warning from a police officer for his offense.
(Turning without a signal! We know, we know; the horror!)
But why not a ticket? Is there an unwritten [...]

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