Opinion: Republicans Stay On The Wrong Side of History By Opposing DC Statehood

Americans in the nation’s capital live with no representation. Not only do we have taxation, but we pay more taxes than 22 of the 50 states and we pay the highest per capita tax rate in the country.

Our books are balanced. Yes, most of DC is liberal by default and most of the people who live here are of color.  I say liberal by default because Republicans and Trump have nothing but political servitude to offer DC.  It’s likely that if Republicans had something to offer other than racist excuses for denying us representation, more conservative Americans in DC would at least take a look at their candidates. read more