We know D.C. Get our free newsletter to stay in the know.

Alex joined City Paper as Loose Lips in January 2022, following stops at a variety of D.C.-area media outlets. At publications including the Washington Business Journal, ARLnow, and InsideNoVa, he focused on the region’s housing crisis, the arrival of Amazon HQ2, and local politics of all kinds. A Northern Virginia native and Virginia Tech grad, Alex spends his time away from work watching too much TV, obsessing over his hometown Pittsburgh teams, and trying to sample all the world’s gins.

Alex’s latest stories

Mary Cheh Backs Tricia Duncan to Replace Her in Crowded Ward 3 Council Race

Mary Cheh Backs Tricia Duncan to Replace Her in Crowded Ward 3 Council Race

The moves ensures the Palisades activist will be among the top contenders in the nine-candidate field.

Tricia Duncan just picked up perhaps the biggest prize possible in the crowded Ward 3 race: The backing of outgoing Councilmember Mary Cheh. The 16-year incumbent announced Monday that she planned to vote for Duncan, former president of the Palisades Community Association with a long history of advocacy around local schools. Ever the stickler for…

Eric Goulet Accuses Ward 3 Rivals of ‘Political Desperation’ Following Chamber Forum Controversy

Eric Goulet Accuses Ward 3 Rivals of ‘Political Desperation’ Following Chamber Forum Controversy

After eight rivals criticized his comments on housing voucher holders, Goulet used another forum to lash out.

Unlike the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, the D.C. Tenants Advocacy Coalition had the good sense to allow the recording of its Ward 3 Council forum Wednesday night. Loose Lips expects that everyone in the wild world of D.C. politics is a lot better for it. The big issue with the Chamber’s forum is that the…

Eric Goulet Painted Voucher Holders as Criminals During Ward 3 Debate, Attendees Say

Eric Goulet Painted Voucher Holders as Criminals During Ward 3 Debate, Attendees Say

But the D.C. Chamber of Commerce won’t release the video.

Campaign forums can often be snoozefests even in D.C.’s most crowded, competitive primaries. But on the rare occasion that one of these events got a bit spicy, the video replay has been locked away from Loose Lips’ eager eyes. The D.C. Chamber of Commerce convened a debate nearly two weeks ago for seven of the…