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Archive for the 'D.C. Statehood' Category

Yes, You Can Give D.C. A Vote In Congress And Still Honor The Constitution

by @ Saturday, March 7th, 2009. Filed under D.C. Statehood, D.C. Vote Bill, U.S. Constitution, Washington DC

Most Americans Oppose D.C. Vote Bill, Support Retrocession

by @ Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009. Filed under D.C. Statehood, D.C. Vote Bill, U.S. Constitution, Washington DC

The D.C. Vote Bill Is Back

by @ Thursday, February 12th, 2009. Filed under D.C. Statehood, D.C. Vote Bill, Politics, U.S. Constitution, Washington DC

Last year, the legislative effort to give the District of Columbia a vote in Congress died when it couldn’t get past a Senate filibuster. This year, the Democrats have a much larger majority, and the effort is being renewed: WASHINGTON — This could be the year that Washington gets a voting member of Congress. “There […]

The Case Against D.C. Statehood

by @ Friday, December 5th, 2008. Filed under D.C. Statehood, D.C. Vote Bill, Washington DC

Responding to a post by Matthew Yglesias, James Joyner makes it: DC’s population of 588,292 is smaller than 49 of the 50 current states, narrowly edging out Wyoming’s 522,830. It would be far and away the smallest state by geographic size. Even counting the federal carveout, which eyeballs to about a third of the total […]

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