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On April 1, 2014, District voters will have the opportunity to vote in their political party primaries for the future of the District of Columbia.

For the past three (3) years the District has seen growth in important areas, such as its fiscal stability, public education, transportation, public safety, and employment.

However, despite these undeniable positive factors, there are those who for the exercise of change seek to change not the current direction of the District, but rather its current mayoral leadership.

They are wrong.

They are willing to risk the future growth and stability of the District just for the fun of playing power politics.

The real change the District needs is not in its current political leadership, but rather the change needs to come in the leadership of the various District institutions and organizations professing to have influence - notable The Washington Post editorial board.

In recent years, particularly since the last District mayoral election, local institutions led by editorial board of The Washington Post, through its publisher Ms. Katharine Weymouth and editorial writer Ms. Jo-Ann Armao have witnessed the diminution of its influence with District residents.

While Ms. Weymouth and Ms. Armao retain significant intellectual and political power with major institutions, major non-profit organizations, and political insiders; they have lost credibility and have been weakened in the eyes of people of the District.

The three-year (3) effort of Ms. Weymouth and Ms. Armao to manipulate and to direct the U. S. Attorney for D. C. to alter the true will of the people can be seen for what it really is – a self-serving strategy to retain its selfish influence in District politics.

The intellectual hypocrisy and political agenda of The Washington Post editorial board, as currently led by Ms. Weymouth and Ms. Armao are clear. The Washington Post has provided chosen institutions, organizations, and insiders the opportunity for political visibility within its pages – provided they write and speak from the same playbook.

The psychological intimidation methods used by editorial board of The Washington Post are barely different than those of a street gang or a bully. Ms. Weymouth and Ms. Armao are not interested in a clean political agenda in the District. Ms. Weymouth and Ms. Armao are more interested in retaining power for their newspaper in their corner of local District politics.

The Washington Post editorial board uses fear of ink and paper and intimidation of words to conduct its own version of a criminal knockout game. Ms. Weymouth and Ms. Armao’s view of new and progressive politics is to go back to the time period when The Washington Post editorial board played kingmaker in District politics and local affairs.

The new true leadership change the District needs is at the helm of The Washington Post and those local institutions and organizations too weak to say to the editorial board of The Washington Post enough is enough of its irresponsible editorial conduct.

E-mail contact information: rbrannum@robertbrannum.com

Twitter: @robert158

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