Breakfast links: DC's liberty
Meet the Ubertarian: DC's new political archetype, the Ubertarian, worries about income inequality but also eschews over-regulating businesses like Uber. Is this self-contradictory or not? (City Paper)
DC keeps fighting for rights: The Home Rule Act, which let DC elect a mayor and council, passed 40 years ago. Supporters had to first defeat a powerful Congressman who stood in the way. But 4 decades later, DC is still fighting for budget autonomy and a vote in Congress. (WAMU)
What's more dangerous?: Numerous legislators want to ban in-flight phone calls in case the FCC allows them, but hesitate to ban phone calls while driving even though the latter is far more dangerous. (TheWashCycle)
Broad Branch could get sidewalks, bike lanes: Broad Branch Road, a commuter route through Rock Creek Park, may get extensive rehabilitation that could include sidewalks and bike lanes. DDOT is examining 4 alternatives. (Post)
McLean's catalyst?: Fairfax County planners hope a proposed mixed-use residential development will be a catalyst for McLean's central business district. The McLean Citizens Association fears McLean will be "Tysonized." (WBJ)
Revenue share for DC United: DC United would owe zero sales or property taxes for 30 years under Mayor Gray's proposed stadium deal. In exchange, the city wants 50% of stadium revenue. (Post)
Development's best and worst: Is Brookland this year's most transformed neighborhood? Is "Save McMillan Park" the most misleading slogan? (City Paper)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- DC has almost no white residents without college degrees. (It's a different story for black residents.)
- What's so great about the Purple Line, anyway?
- And the MetroGreater winner is...
- Does DC want boring architecture? Sort of.
- The biggest beneficiaries of housing subsidies? The wealthy.
- Clearly we need to have more happy hours in Prince George's
- I don't care what some people say: DC has great transportation options.