Posts Tagged ‘boomtown’

Chatter: Lower the Boom

What you said about what we said last week
Barely a week seems to pass these days without another national publication throwing shade on D.C.’s economic fortitude. But is D.C. really a vampire squid sucking on the American taxpayer in order to build more wine bars and luxury car dealerships? Of course not, argued Aaron Wiener [...]

Washington Still the New Versailles

Sacre bleu, citoyen! The idea that Washington residents are living in a 21st-century Versailles first gained currency on Sean Hannity's BoomTown. But now another Fox News colleague John Stossel is pushing the metaphor—and all the eventual guillotining that entails—too:
Government buildings are grand, too, even new ones like the Reagan office building. "It's very much like [...]

Washington Isn’t So Rich After All

Turn in your Tesla and cancel your reservation at Minibar: The Washington area might not be as wealthy as our high-flying lifestyles would suggest. According to the New Republic's Nate Cohn, the media has been measuring Washington's relative affluence all wrong.
According to Cohn, press reports about Washington extravagance rely too much on the median income [...]

D.C. Is America’s New Second City, Says Analyst

We're number two! D.C. is in the process of dethroning Chicago and Los Angeles for the spot behind New York as America's "second city," urban analyst Aaron M. Renn writes in City Journal:

Over the past decade, the D.C. area has made stunning economic and demographic progress. Meanwhile, America’s current and former Second Cities, [...]

Tonight, Sean Hannity Exposes “BoomTown” D.C.

The Washington area is doing better than some other parts of the country, as the New York Times never tires of pointing out, again and again. And now Sean Hannity's airing a special expose tonight called BoomTown on how we're sucking the rest of the United States dry.
"We'll investigate BoomTown: Washington D.C., where the business [...]