Mayor Fenty scores a political victory on schools — even as his critics promise a fresh assault against his plan. Plus, we look at the once-heated debate over a new central library, and why that debate seems to have been shelved. Join us for 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"
  • Jeff Smith District 1 member of the D.C. Board of Education
  • Tommy Wells Member, D.C. Council (D-Ward 6); Chairman, Committee on Human Services
  • Ginnie Cooper Chief Librarian, D.C. Public Library

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