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Speaker Boehner: Just a Regular Guy Who Only Backs Millionaires and Billionaires

This morning at the Newseum House Speaker John Boehner was asked by Politico’s Mike Allen if he could produce any small business owner whose lives would face an impact if a millionaire surtax became law.  Allen cited NPR’s Tamara Keith … Continue reading

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The Bracelet

One woman’s story of a long struggle with diabetes leads to a frightening emergency room visit and then vibrant success all while doing battle with the great recession. by Elizabeth Kalmus “Elizabeth Kalmus. Type I Diabetic.” This is what the … Continue reading

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Mix Concert Review–The David Wax Museum 9.14 at the 9:30

The David Wax Museum  brought the 9:30 Club to their knees with joy in Washington on Wednesday, September 15, as Mr. Wax turned 30 at midnight.  Wax and his wandering band of troubadours got off from the stage and walked … Continue reading

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A Deficit Pitch Without Social Security–The Only Chance of Winning

This past Friday night in Washington, a New York Mets pitcher threw the type of pitch President Obama must use in his march to stop any new proposals to cut Social Security if he plans to make it through the … Continue reading

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5k, Breweries, Overnights, Campfires, and Kayaking

After two Washington Post articles, one by Lori Aratani, the other by Maggie Fazeli Fard mentioning Capital Trail Mix’s April Fools Day post saying that the cherry blossoms would be sold to pay down the national debt, unlike the government, … Continue reading

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Washington’s Last Ever Cherry Blossoms This Year and Other Spring Doings

It’s Spring!  Cherry blossoms and hordes of tourists invade the DC area this week and next for what experts have said is the last time we’ll ever have cherry blossoms.  So get out and catch them before they’re gone.  Forever.  … Continue reading

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Winter Activities Inside and Out

I hope you enjoyed the great weather as much as we did this past weekend.  Will it get cold again before it stays warm?  Not according to the groundhog but you and I just have to wait and see.  In … Continue reading

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Social Security Caucus Has True Grit—Who Else Will Join?

This is another in a series of posts for Ourfuture.org. The Social Security Caucus, who could also be known as the “True Grit” Caucus began meeting yesterday in the U.S. Senate as a new sense of urgency grew on the … Continue reading

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Cure for the Winter Blues: Getting Outside and Loving It

DC hasn’t been bombarded with Snowmageddon again and you’ve decided you don’t really want to be on the Wii, only watching football for the whole weekend, you’ve reached your self-mandated quota of Facebook checking or updates, or you’ve made the … Continue reading

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Bringing You DC Area Hikes, Running Races and Other Outdoor Happenings In the New Year

As the season for mass family obligations comes to a wrap, we have been named the latest site to the Washington Post’s Local Blog Directory.  Below find our final hike through Maryland on the AT as we complete the whopping … Continue reading

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