THE BARRAS REPORT

July 4, 2019

It isn’t just some handy cliché for which many of us reach when we can’t seem to precisely describe the potential danger inherent in a situation. In fact, there is such a place as the slippery slope. How and when did Ward 2 DC Council member Jack Evans find it? 

Did he...

March 17, 2019

It’s understandable that some DC residents, including TBR, are disappointed with certain behavior by Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans over the past few years. The disillusionment is amplified because he has been a force for good in the city.

Early in his career, Evans h...

March 15, 2019

Ward 2 DC Council member Jack Evans told me he will allow the license for his corporation to expire — therefore, he’ll no longer have outside employment effective April 1, 2019.

That’s a solid act of contrition. Evans may need a miracle, however, to heal from the self-i...

December 16, 2018

The whole holiday-season-giving-thing seems to have gotten out of hand over at the DC Council. That’s the only logical conclusion TBR could reach for why some legislators are poised this week to give final approval to the Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018.

O...

June 19, 2017

     D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is right to ignore the high jinks of Council member Mary Cheh. District residents, who believe elected officials should hold themselves to a higher ethical standard, may also want to dismiss the Ward 3 legislator’s recently...

January 9, 2017

THE BARRAS REPORT: WAITING FOR THE FAT LADY,

Universal Paid Leave Part 2

If the mayor of a city knows a bill passed by the legislature has the potential of bankrupting the government or is unfair to residents of her jurisdiction, it is her duty to veto that legislation,...

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