Tilting at Windmills

March/April 2012 Groundhog Day in D.C.

By Charles Peters

Speaking of constants, see “The Amoral City Government,” the headline of a recent column by Colbert King in the Washington Post. Sadly, it could have appeared on a great majority of days in the thirty-three years since Marion Barry took over as mayor in January 1979. When are the people of Washington going to wake up?

Charles Peters is the founding editor of the Washington Monthly and the author of a new book on Lyndon B. Johnson published by Times Books.