ED MAIXNER: An Independence Day Wish For The District Of Columbia

On this USA Independence Day weekend, let’s wish the District of Columbia further political independence from its mama on Capitol Hill. Here’s a tip of the hat to D.C. leaders’ persistence in securing recent passage of a partisan House of Representatives bill granting the District status as a state with full voting representation in Congress. The reality is, however, D.C. …


JEFF OLSON: Photo Gallery — Memorial Day 2016, Alexandria National Cemetery

Alexandria, Va., photographer Jeff Olson paid his respects Monday at Alexandria National Cemetery, where 45 percent of the graves mark the last resting place of unknown soldiers from the Civil War.

JEFF OLSON: Photo Gallery — Blooming Beauty

It may not quite be spring according to the calendar, but the magnolia blooms are bursting  ― and falling ―in Washington, D.C., as these images from Alexandria, Va., photographer Jeff Olson will attest. They were taken at Rawlins Park, the American Red Cross headquarters and the Enid A. Haupt Garden the Smithsonian Institution. While the magnolia blooms are going fast and the next rain storm will carry …