The Nation's Capital

Birthplace of

Bettina Bien Greaves, Bettina Bien, on 1917
Karl Hess, Carl Hess III, on 25 May 1923
David F. Nolan, David Fraser Nolan, on 23 Nov 1943

Deathplace of

Frederick Douglass, on 20 Feb 1895
Stephen Johnson Field, on 9 Apr 1899
Leonard P. Liggio, on 14 Oct 2014

Conferences and Conventions

Cato Institute, Cato Policy Forum, on 19 Aug 2004

Measures of Freedom

LP State-by-State Membership Numbers, Libertarian Party News, Apr 2006
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 53


Confronting the Empire: It's time ..., by Justin Raimondo, 5 Jan 2007
"The problem, as I see it, is summed up in a single word: Washington. The Imperial City is culturally as well as politically incapable of responding any longer to the national zeitgeist on the question of the war, and foreign policy in general."
Related Topic: Imperialism
George Mason and the Bills of Rights, by Gary Williams, The Freeman, May 1992
Relates the life of George Mason, his primary role in writing the Virginia Bill of Rights and his opposition to ratifying the U.S. Constitution
"He spoke out strongly against a 10-mile-square Federal district that ironically came to be located just a few miles from his home. Concerning the proposed District of Columbia, Mason said: '... Here the federal courts are to sit ... what sort of jury shall we have within the ten miles square? The immediate creatures of government!'"
Washington Logic, by Sheldon Richman, 22 Sep 2006
Commentary on the perverted logic used in Washington politics, as evidenced by lobbying for and against import tariffs
"Washington is a funny place, with its own unique 'logic.' It's a 'company' town, the 'company' being the federal government, the 'product' being public policy. ... If you sense something screwy about this story, it's only because you are not using Washington logic. Elsewhere, the negation of a true statement is false. ... But things are different in Washington. There negation does not have the same logical implication."
Related Topics: Government, Politics, Taxation