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Essential books, General Accounting Office reports, reference
articles, studies, magazine and newspaper
articles, and reports about politics, history, and local
Abbott, Carl. Political Terrain: Washington, DC., from Tidewater Town to Global
Metropolis. University of North Carolina, 1999.
Agronsky, Jonathan I. Z. Marion Barry: The Politics of Race. Latham, NY: British
American Pub., 1991.
Barras, Jonetta Rose. The Last of the Black Emperors: The Hollow Comeback of Marion
Barry in the New Age of Black Leaders. Baltimore: Bancroft Press, 1998.
Black Georgetown Remembered: A History of Its Black Community from the Founding of
"The Town of George" in 1751 to the Present Day. Washington, DC: Georgetown
University Press, 1991.
Borchert, James. Alley Life in Washington: Family, Community, Religion, and Folklife
in the City, 1850-1970. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1980.
Bowling, Kenneth R. The Creation of Washington, D.C.: The Idea and Location of the
American Capital. Fairfax, Va.: George Mason; Lanham, MD: University Press.
Distributed by arrangement with University Pub. Associates, 1991.
Cary, Francine Curro, editor. Urban Odyssey: A Multicultural History of Washington,
D.C. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996.
Dash, Leon. Rosa Lee: A Mother and Her Family in Urban America. New York, NY:
Basic Books, 1996.
Edmonds, Thomas N. and Raymond J. Keating. D.C. by the Numbers: A State of Failure.
Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1995.
Epstein, Sam, and Beryl Epstein. Washington, D.C.: The Nation's Capital. New
York: F. Watts, 1981.
Frankel, Godfrey. In the Alleys: Kids in the Shadow of the Capitol. Washington,
DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995.
Green, Constance McLaughlin. The Secret City: A History of Race Relations in the
Nation's Capital. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1967.
Green, Constance McLaughlin. Washington: A History of the Capitol, 1800-1950. 2
vol. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1962-1963.
Harris, Charles Wesley. Congress and the Governance of the Nation's Capital: The
Conflict of Federal and Local Interests. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press,
Jaffe, Harry and Tom Sherwood. Dream City: Race, Power, and the Decline of
Washington, D.C. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.
Johnston, Allan John. Surviving Freedom: The Black Community of Washington, D.C.,
1860-1880. New York: Garland Pub., 1993.
Lewis, David Levering. District of Columbia: A Bicentennial History. New York:
O'Cleireacain, Carol. The Orphaned Capital: Adopting the Right Revenues for the
District of Columbia. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 1997.
Reps, John William. Monumental Washington: The Planning and Development of the
Capital Center. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1967.
Reps, John William. Washington Views: The Nation's Capital Since 1790. Chapel
Hills: University of North Carolina Press, 1991.
Siegel, Fred. The Future Once Happened Here: New York, DC, LA, and the Fate of
America's Big Cities. New York: The Free Press, 1997.
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District of Columbia: Status of the Sports Arena
- T-HEHS-97-76, Foster Care: State
Efforts to Expedite Permanency Hearings and Placement Decisions
District of Columbia: Status of the Proposed New Convention Center Project
District of Columbia Government: Overtime Costs Exceed Those of Neighboring Governments.
District of Columbia Public Schools: Student Enrollment Count Remains Vulnerable to
- RCED-97-162, Federal-Aid Highway
Program: Impact of the District of Columbia Emergency Highway Relief Act
District of Columbia: Information on Health Care Costs.
- AIMD-96-4. Financial
Management: Implementation of the Cash Management Improvement Act.
- AIMD-96-42. District
of Columbia: Information on Health Care Costs.
- GGD-96-95. District's
Workforce: Annual Report Required by the District of Columbia Retirement Reform Act.
District Government: Information on Its Fiscal Condition and the Authority's First Year of
District Government: Information on Its Fiscal Condition.
- HEHS-96-136. DC Managed
Care System for Disabled Special Needs Children -- Medicaid Managed Care: Serving the
Disabled Challenges State Programs.
- T-HEHS-96-205. Fraud
and Abuse: Providers Excluded From Medicaid Continue to Participate in Federal Health
- Adams v. Clinton and Alexander v. Daley, Civil Action Nos. 98-1665 and
98-2187, Memorandum Opinion of Circuit Judge Merrick B. Garland and US District Judge
Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, Opinion of Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer concurring in part and
dissenting in part, and Memorandum and Order of Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer in PDF and
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House of Representatives documents can be picked up from the House Document Room, Ford
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also available on the web at http://thomas.loc.gov.
Anselmo, Joseph C. DC Rising: While Still Behind the Suburbs, the District and Its
Technology Community Are Emerging from the Shadows and Beginning to Take Off, Washington
Techway, April 24, 2000, pp. 23-29.
Hayward, Stephen. Broken
Cities: Liberalisms Urban Legacy, Policy Review, March-April 1998.
Hitchens, Christopher. "District of Contempt," Vanity Fair, March
1998, pp. 106, 117, 120, 125-126.
Lamb, David. "How the Capital Has Crumbled," The Los Angeles Times,
June 26, 1997.
Jim. Notes on the Murders of Thirty of My Neighbors, Atlantic Monthly,
Offman, Craig, "The 10 Most Corrupt Cities in America," George Magazine,
March 1998, pp. 90-102.
Powell, Michael. "Poor Management, Federal Rule, Undermine Services," The
Washington Post, July 20, 1997.
Powell, Michael. "Federal Presence in D.C. Regarded as Both an Asset and an
Albatross," The Washington Post, July 20, 1997.
Powell, Michael. "Washington Time, Space, and Money: Business as Usual at Human
Services," The Washington Post, July 20, 1997.
Powell, Michael. "D.C.: Steep Expenses, Low Quality Are the Rule," The
Washington Post, July 21, 1997.
Powell, Michael. "D.C. Council Fails in Watchdog Role," The Washington Post,
July 21, 1997.
Powell, Michael. "Funds Dont Go for Books, Boilers," The Washington
Post, July 21, 1997.
Rowan, Carl, Jr. "D.C. Confidential: The lawless lawmen of our nation's
capital," The New Republic, January 19, 1998, pp. 20-23.
"Trying to Fix a Capital Where Everything Is Broken"
Holmes, Stephen A. and Michael Janofsky. Lost Opportunities: A Bad Situation Gets Even
Worse," The New York Times, July 25, 1996.
Wayne, Leslie. "No Shortage of Solutions, Starting with a Cap on Income Taxes," The
New York Times, July 25, 1996.
Terry, Don and Karen DeWitt, "The Washington That Tourists Dont See," The
New York Times, July 26, 1996.
Clines, Francis X., "D.C.s Wealthy Other Half Is Feeling the Pinch,
Too," The New York Times, July 26, 1996.
Holmes, Stephen A. and Karen De Witt, "The Flight of the Black Middle Class," The
New York Times, July 27, 1996.
"Washingtons Two Faces: The Nations Capital, for Richer, for
Poorer," U.S. News and World Report, February 2, 1997.
"A Well Financed Failure"
Horowitz, Sari and Valerie Strauss. "System Protects Jobs While Shortchanging
Classrooms," The Washington Post, February 16, 1997.
Horowitz, Sari and Valerie Strauss. "View from the Classroom: We Couldnt Get
Anything We Ordered," The Washington Post, February 16, 1997.
Horowitz, Sari and Valerie Strauss. "As Students Fail, U.S. Aid Goes to Waste: Funds
Are Available for Needy Children, But Programs Have Not Been Developed," The
Washington Post, February 16, 1997.
Loeb, Vernon and William Casey. "Work Force a Family Affair for Many: New
Superintendent Pursues Cronyism, Nepotism as Factors of Unknown Proportions," The
Washington Post, February 17, 1997.
Loeb, Vernon. "A Need for Continued Employment: Disbarred Lawyer Got a Temporary Job
with Lasting Implications," Washington Post, February 17, 1997.
Horowitz, Sari. "A History of Transgressions and Transfers: Some Workers Who Have Run
into Controversy Have Not Run Out of Second Chances," The Washington Post,
February 17, 1997.
Powell, Michael, and Vernon Loeb. "In Lieu of Planning, Patchwork: Students Preparing
for the Future in Buildings Baring Scars of the Past," The Washington Post,
February 18, 1997.
Powell, Michael. "Md. Counties Provides a Study in Contrasts," The Washington
Post, February 18, 1997.
Powell, Michael and Vernon Loeb. "For Reformers, Fire Code Lawsuit Brought Dismaying
Side Effects," The Washington Post, February 18, 1997.
Struck, Doug. "Special Ed System Exacts a Price in Waste, Neglect: District Spends
Millions in Lawsuits, Private Schools," The Washington Post, February 19,
Struck, Doug. "For One Law Firm, Suits Against D.C. Schools Often a Case of Easy
Money," The Washington Post, February 19, 1997.
Horowitz, Sari and Valerie Strauss. "Students Caught in a Cycle of Classroom
Failures," The Washington Post, February 20, 1997.
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- 1998 District of Columbia Budget
- 1997 District of Columbia Financial Reports
- DC Appleseed Center, Charter
Schools in the District of Columbia: Improving Systems for
Accountability, Autonomy, and Competition, April 30, 2001.
- DC Kids Count Collaborative, Every Kid Counts in the District of Columbia: 7th Annual Fact
- District of Columbia Financial Assistance and Management Authority, "Children in Crisis: A Report on
the Failure of the DC Public Schools," 1996.
- District of Columbia Financial Assistance and Management Authority, Strategic Plan, 1996
- Fuller, Stephen. Washington, D.C., Technology Industry. Washington, DC: DC Agenda,
2001. [PDF format]
- Grier, George. Washington Area
Growth and Change in the 1990s. Washington, DC: Greater Washington Research Center,
- Heritage Foundation, School Choice
Programs, 1997, fact sheet about DC education
- National Capital Planning Commission, Extending the Legacy: Planning
Americas Capital for the 21st Century, Washington, D.C., 1997.
- National Center for
Children in Poverty, fact sheet about the District of Columbia
- OCleireacain, Carol. Bolstering D.C.s Fragile Fiscal Recovery. Brookings Institution,
Policy Brief No. 36.
- O'Cleireacain, Carol. The Orphaned
Capital: Adopting a Revenue Plan for the District of Columbia, Brookings Institution,
Policy Brief No. 11
- Orfield, Myron. A Region Divided: The State of Growth in Greater Washington, D.C.
Brookings Institution, Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy, 1999.
- Rivlin, Alice, Revitalizing
Washington’s Neighborhoods: A Vision Takes Shape. Washington, DC:
Brookings Institution, April 2003.
- Rubin, Mark and Margery Austin Turner. Current
Patterns of Housing Location in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Washington, DC: The
Urban Institute, Metropolitan Housing and Communities, May 1999.
- Zahradnik, Robert, and Iris J. Lav. A DC Earned Income Tax Credit Could Provide Tax Relief and Reduce Child
Poverty, DC: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, February 9, 2000.