I happen to have been lucky enough to attend a very good, very small, and therefore hard to get into college. One of the first things they emphasize each freshman orientation is that while most of us were in the top ten percent of our high school class, because of how math works, we should realize that can't stay true… » 2/27/15 5:41am Yesterday 5:41am

I work for a teensy nonprofit that trains young women to run for public office. We periodically get calls from a woman who insists that we are "the seat of all Congress" (wtf?) and that she needs to tell us about government corruption. She even faxed us a huge packet of paperwork with letters from various law… » 12/30/14 11:26am 12/30/14 11:26am

While I have had occasional small frustrations with the DC Metro, your last statement is wildly false. Many people who live in Maryland and Virginia live within walking distance to Metro stations or within walking distance to an easy Metro bus either into the city or to a local Metro station or within walking… » 9/10/14 8:25pm 9/10/14 8:25pm

In college a few years ago, my friends and I all argued about what to emphasize in Neutral Milk Hotel.

I'm from just outside of DC in Virginia and my one friend is from just outside DC in Maryland we both say Neutral Milk HoTEL. Our friends from farther north insisted that it should be Neutral MILK Hotel. » 9/09/14 4:18pm 9/09/14 4:18pm