DC’s new political archetype, the Ubertarian, worries about income inequality but also eschews over-regulating businesses like Uber. Is this self-contradictory or not? (City Paper) Twitter
DC keeps fighting for rights
The Home Rule Act, which let DC elect a mayor and council, passed 40 years ago. Supporters had to first defeat a powerful Congressman who stood in the way. But 4 decades later, DC is still fighting for budget autonomy and a vote in Congress. (WAMU) Twitter
What’s more dangerous?
Numerous legislators want to ban in-flight phone calls in case the FCC allows them, but hesitate to ban phone calls while driving even though the latter is far more dangerous. (TheWashCycle) Twitter
Broad Branch could get sidewalks, bike lanes
Broad Branch Road, a commuter route through Rock Creek Park, may get extensive rehabilitation that could include sidewalks and bike lanes. DDOT is examining 4 alternatives. (Post) Twitter
Fairfax County planners hope a proposed mixed-use residential development will be a catalyst for McLean’s central business district. The McLean Citizens Association fears McLean will be “Tysonized.” (WBJ) Twitter