Chuck Thies

My friend Peter Rosenstein wrote in The Dish about why he opposes Patrick Mara in the April 23rd special election for At-Large D.C. Council. Peter and I agree more often than we disagree. When we...
The Black Cat night club on 14th Street, just below uber-trendy U Street, played host to another political debate on Tuesday evening.  So while the candidates – Peter Shapiro, Vincent...
  There has been some talk and a bit of news this week about various people seeking to be delegates to the Democratic National Convention. It is difficult to get excited about a convention where...
2011 was a bad year for DC Council Chairman Kwame Brown. It looks like 2012 could be even worse. Last week veteran reporter Bruce Johnson tweeted, "Word is a new grand jury looking at a local...
Why would a D.C. Councilmember cruising toward reelection draw attention to a vote she regrets? Maybe because she is looking beyond the next election… Earlier this week, Ward 4 Councilmember...
There have been five movies starring the San Francisco homicide detective nicknamed "Dirty Harry" (portrayed by Clint Eastwood), but there will be no sequel to the political career of...
If D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown or his handlers could pull the plug on this column, they probably would. Why do I say that? On Tuesday I was in my office watching Brown take questions at a press...
Snollygoster \snä-lē- gäs-tər\ : a politician who will go to any lengths to win public office, regardless of party affiliation or platform. ~ The indefatigable Ron Moten, co-founder of...
Local reporters, D.C. Government public information officers, elected officials and all others gathered shoulder-to-shoulder for the fall Hacks & Flacks on Thursday at Local 16 at 16th...
At-large Councilmember David Catania indicated interest in a run for Attorney General when that position becomes an elected post in 2014. "I'm open to that," he said on WPFW's D.C....