Trump Slams Terror in Saint Petersburg – No, the Other One

(Saint Petersburg, Russia — April 3, 2017) – A shrapnel-filled explosive device detonated today between two train stations in Russia’s Saint Petersburg, killing 10 and wounding more than 30. True to form, Donald Trump (R-NY) took to Twitter to share his misinformed and inappropriate musings just hours after the blast. The attack occurred on a…

WUSA-9 Shines the Spotlight on an Uh-nfortunate Disease

(Washington, DC — December 8, 2016) – A team member from WUSA-9, Washington’s CBS affiliate, shares something special with the country’s 44th president. That’s not necessarily a good thing. Those who have listened to the countless non-scripted addresses and interviews given by President Obama (D-IL) since 2009 may have noticed his tendency to use an…

Metro’s Problems Persist in Spite of Pontiff’s Presence

(Washington, DC — September 23, 2015) – On the eve of Pope Francis’ visit, officials at Metro wanted to show off their mass transit system. They wanted to show off their new multi-billion dollar Silver Line. They wanted to show that the transit system could run smoothly in spite of an onslaught of papal well-wishers.…

Latest Metro Service Interruption Not a Shock to Many

(Washington, DC — May 11, 2015) – Metro’s latest tale may have a different arc, but in the end it’s the same old story. This morning’s commute became more of a nightmare than usual as smoke once again filled several tunnels in Washington, DC’s 39-year-old subway system. Another “electrical arcing event” caused major delays on…

A Dark Day for Washington

(Washington, DC — April 7, 2015) – Parts of the nation’s capital were plunged into darkness today, apparently an after-effect of a power surge from a Southern Maryland power facility. Of course, given the country’s current Democratic and Republican leadership, one might say Washington has been operating in the dark for years. The power failure,…

Metro Goes Retro in Latest Disaster

(Washington, DC — January 19, 2015) – Senior managers for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) – commonly known as Metro – uncorked the champagne this morning and drank a toast to success. The reason? No passenger deaths in the past week. The story was not the same last Monday, when “an electrical arcing…