D.C. Restaurant Owned by Billionaire Implements Fee to Cover 'Costs Associated With Higher Minimum Wage Rates'

On Tuesday, a customer named Brian who had just dined at the rather pricey Oceanaire franchise in D.C., noticed that his check included the message that, “Due to the rising costs of doing business in this location, including costs associated with higher minimum wage rates, a 3% charge has been added to your total…

Women's Marchers Drove the 'Trump Unity Bridge' Out of Town

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Whether it was a counter-protest or just bad timing is unclear, but in either case, the “Trump Unity Bridge,” a makeshift parade float carrying Trump supporters, towed behind a Suburban with “Congressional Guest” and “Governor Guest” signs on the dashboard, was not welcome at the Women’s March on…

My Quiet Inauguration-Day Lunch Break With D.C.'s Transit Workers

WASHINGTON, DC—The transit officer was not feeling well, but was being a decent sport about the whole thing. “Something just isn’t agreeing with me that we ate,” he said to his partner on the shift. “Maybe the potato chips.” He’s been cutting out gluten, you see, since six months ago he ballooned up like he was…

Which Famous Ladies Should You Look Out For at the D.C. Women's March?

Yes, the Women’s March is set to be one of the biggest inauguration weekend protests ever, but a long march is a long march. If you’re attending, you might enjoy playing Celebrity Where’s Waldo while taking a breather from shouting anti-Trump slogans. Aside from the newly confirmed Chrissy Teigen, there’s a long list…

Alt-Right Gathers in D.C. to Celebrate Trump's Win, Protest Rages Outside

On Saturday, the National Policy Institute (NPI), an organization aligned with the “alt-right” movement, assembled in Washington, D.C. to celebrate Donald Trump’s election to the presidency. They were met with vehement protest by hundreds of D.C. locals, who marched down Pennsylvania Avenue to condemn the group’s…

Bill Cosby's Long-Overdue Downfall May Be Empowering More Rape Victims to Report Their Assaults

By now, over 50 women have come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault, and according to The Washington Post, the public vindication of these women’s stories may have contributed to a shift in progress: more victims are coming forward to police departments, who are in turn listening to more women, and altering…

Steely Black Lives Matter Activist Disrupts Press Conference to Call For Rahm Emanuel's Resignation

A Black Lives Matter protester named April Goggans disrupted the United States Conference of Mayors on Wednesday in Washington D.C. to call for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s resignation. Goggans waded onstage with a “Resign Rahm” sign and calmly stood there as a variety of people in suits tried awkwardly to get her to…