Gavin Bade

Gavin Bade is Managing Editor of The Georgetown Voice


City on a Hill : Keep the District open

With the D.C. Council’s failure to override Mayor Vincent Gray’s (D) veto on the Large Retailer Accountability Act, it’s easy for progressive Washingtonians to forget that we’re blessed with a... Read more


City on a Hill: Getting blunt with D.C.

In terms of D.C. Council politics, it’s still the dog days of summer. The 13 legislators don’t return to their duties until Sept. 17. But as it turns out, the... Read more


City on the Hill: Waging out the City

Ask any progressive Washingtonian about the Large Retailer Accountability Act (LRAA) passed by the D.C. Council back in late June, and they’ll likely tell you there’s a lot of good... Read more


City on a Hill: Silverman the golden vote

On April 23, Washingtonians will vote on a referendum to secure budget autonomy for the District, and also to fill an at-large seat on the D.C. Council


City on a Hill: A poisoned relationship

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson and her staff must change something in their approach to governance, and quick.


Critical Voices: Charles Bradley, Victim of Love

There are a couple of things you won’t believe when you first slap Charles Bradley’s second record, Victim of Love, on the turntable.


City on a Hill: Gentrification, depredation

Gentrification is more than an economic issue—it’s a question of individual rights. The impetus should be on developers to think of their tenants as human.


Soundoff: Debt debate is completely unnecessary

Everyone says it’s tough to find common ground between Democrats and Republicans today in Washington, but when it comes to the national debt the leaders of both parties basically stand... Read more


City on a Hill: D.C. reaches higher ground

Last week, anticipation for medical marijuana in the District heightened, as its first medical pot dispensary announced it plans to open as soon as April. The time for medical marijuana has come, and D.C. has an opportunity to act as a model for the nation on how to manage and regulate it.


City on a Hill: Students know best

A new District of Columbia Public Schools policy would grant students the power to evaluate their own teachers by answering a survey and then link their opinions to hiring and firing decisions made by DCPS. Chancellor Henderson should take it this new policy to the public.