The crop of mayoral candidates expands and the city mobilizes to take in evacuees from Hurricane Katrina. We sort political fact from fiction, and have fun while we’re at it in our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia


  • Jonetta Rose Barras WAMU resident political analyst and columnist for "The Examiner"
  • Kathy Sinzinger Publisher, The Common Denominator
  • Marty Knisely Director, DC Department of Mental Health
  • Marie Johns Democratic Candidate for Mayor
  • Adrian Fenty D.C. Council member (Ward 4) and Democratic Candidate for Mayor

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