Posts Tagged ‘los angeles’

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, [...]

The Needle: Cupcakes Unstoppable

Website Apocalypse Approaches: Washington City Paper's website will be down for the weekend starting at 5, but that only means weekend Tumblogging is on. Join us. +5
Twinkie Hoarding Begins: The company behind novelty snack Twinkies is shutting down. Good riddance to bad rubbish, I say. This leaves room for a far more delicious candy to [...]

The Needle: Taxation Without Fingerprints Edition

Your Papers, Please, D.C.: The United States is tied up in two wars, and the unemployment rate is so high that a drop to 8 percent would be cause for celebration. So naturally, Congress is turning to what's really important—making sure every senior-level D.C. government appointee has never committed "willful engagement in acts or activities [...]

Should Child Welfare Hearings Be Public?

On Feb. 3, Judith Sandalow, the executive director of the Children's Law Center, testified before the D.C. Council on the state of city's child-welfare agency. Her verdict [PDF] was brutal:
"The District's child abuse and neglect system requires dramatic reform at all stages. On the front end, the government does not adequately prevent abuse and neglect. [...]

The Onion: Strong In D.C.!

Good news for area men: Though The Onion is bagging its print operations in San Francisco and Los Angeles, it's motoring right along here in D.C. and will keep on printing. It has a 50,000 circulation in town, according to its media kit—a level that's 20,000 short of its volume in New York and Chicago. [...]