Loose Lips

2012 Debates: Drink, Vote, and Be Merry!

Don't think D.C. politics is a full-contact sport? Then join LL, WPFW's Chuck Thies, and special guest panelists for a series of debates before the April 3 primary!

At-Large: Tuesday, March 20, 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW (guest moderator: NBC4's Tom Sherwood)

Ward 8: Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at Georgena's (formerly Players Lounge), 2737 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE (guest moderator: Channel 7's Sam Ford)

Ward 4: Tuesday, March 13, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. at Domku, 821 Upshur St. NW (guest moderator: WPFW's Gloria Minott)

Ward 7: Wednesday, March 21, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at Ray's the Steaks at East River, 3905 Dix St. NE, guest moderator TBD.

Got questions for the candidates? Tweet them to @wcp and use the hashtag #LooseLips—we'll pick the best ones to ask in person.

We'll also be hosting a debate in the Ward 5 special election; look for details on that in the next few weeks.

  • Charlie

    I'm not a twit so I don't use twitter. I like to think of myself as someone who can sustain a thought that takes more than 140 characters to express. So I will leave my question here.

    As you know, the 14th Street bus barn was originally the 14th Street trolley barn and it was constructed over 100 years ago when the area was very rural. There are plans to construct a facility on the Walter Reed campus specifically designed to handle buses. Do you support renovating the current bus barn or constructing a larger facility on Walter Reed and redeveloping the current (historical landmark) for uses more in keeping with the neighborhood?

  • skinsfan83

    Personally I would hope they can move it to Walter Reed and build some residential/retail in that area.

    They need to make apartments for young progressives that recently graduated or are in pursuit of there Masters.

    And if they build residential/commercial properties, thats more opportunities for people to work

  • Ward 5

    I hope the Ward 5 debate includes more candidates than the League of Women Voters and the Heartbeat chose hosted by WTOP last Saturday.

  • Kandu

    In regards to the DC Public Trust petition:

    1) How would this law stand up again Citizens United?
    2) Is there support on the Hill for this (they have to approve it, remember)?
    3) Why are unions left out? They are big donors, as well as major bundlers.
    4) Any thought as to what this will do to the current system (ie unintended consequences)? Corporations in DC will find a way to donate, I believe. I would hate to see PACs invade the city.