Posts Tagged ‘Pentagon’

Photos: Rolling Thunder

Slideshow.  Pentagon Parking Lot, May 26th.  © 2013 Matt Dunn

Photos: Rolling Thunder

Slideshow.  Pentagon Parking Lot, May 27th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

It’s Okay That 9/11 Was Worse In New York, Marc Fisher

Over the weekend, Postie Marc Fisher lamented the fact that the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon doesn’t get as much attention as the 10th anniversary approaches as the attack on New York does. Yet Fisher writes the piece with a pretty keen awareness of why this is so. His 1,700-word essay is full of hedging statements:
Comparing [...]

The Needle: Fried Chicken and Doughnuts Will Kill You Edition

Bad Boys: Police officials like to boast of record-setting statistics, but a new set of numbers aren't likely to cause any joy near Judiciary Square. By mid-June, 16 Metropolitan Police Department officers have been arrested this year; all of last year, the total number was only 17. The vast majority of D.C. cops arrested get [...]

This Week’s Page Three Photo

Pentagon Parking Lot, May 29
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Photos: Rolling Thunder

Photo: Sarah Palin at Rolling Thunder

Pentagon Parking Lot, Rolling Thunder, May 29th.  © 2011 Matt Dunn

The Needle: Ho Ho Ho Edition

War on Christmas: Federal officials are preparing to ditch the color-coded alert system that's been stuck on yellow virtually every day since it debuted in 2002. But it's always red alert near the Pentagon, which is why the discovery today of a blinking Christmas ornament in a trash can in the Metro station there caused [...]

The Needle: Shooting Rampage Edition

Shootings Linked: When someone fired shots at the Pentagon last week, it seemed like a harmless enough incident; no one was hurt, after all. Now comes word the same weapon was used to shoot up the Marine Corps Museum and, possibly, a Marine recruiting center in Chantilly, and suddenly, what seemed like a prank—albeit a [...]

The Needle: Shots Fired Edition

Pentagon, Defend Thyself: When building a massive military office complex in northern Virginia, the Pentagon's designers probably figured there wasn't any reason to deck the place out like an actual fort; it's been almost 200 years since the British sacked Washington, so why put big guns on the Defense Department headquarters to repel invaders? The [...]

The Needle: All Your Vote Are Belong To Us Edition

Apology Tour: Before Tuesday's election, it was Adrian Fenty trying to convince voters that he was sorry and he'd change. After Tuesday, someone's still doing that sort of thing, only now, it's the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics, which has taken to Twitter to apologize for how long it took to count votes. The [...]

Photo: Thursday, in Transit

Weekend in Review

Weekend weather retrocast: In this town, it always seems as if the weather gods want to give us a blast of summer before proceeding with primo spring weather. Don't have a big problem with that—but the pools are never open in April.
Speaking of pools, I continue to hear from people in the community about the [...]

Woman Leaves Pentagon, Decides to Make More Balloon Hats

After more than 30 years of working in the Defense Department, the last five spent at the Pentagon dealing with issues related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Judy Kopff is taking more seriously her job as a clown.
Her last day at the office of the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Logistics & [...]