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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.

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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…

As Salah Czapary’s Campaign Heats Up in Ward 1, His Republican Associates Draw Scrutiny

As Salah Czapary’s Campaign Heats Up in Ward 1, His Republican Associates Draw Scrutiny

Czapary recently sacked his campaign chair after discovering his ties to a rabid pro-Trump group.

Salah Czapary, the former D.C. police officer running to knock off Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau, has had one heck of a month so far. He entered the race back in February, looking like a long shot to unseat the two-term lawmaker, considering he was an unknown in D.C. politics challenging an incumbent who had…

Schwalb, Spiva Jockey for Progressive Support in the Upended Attorney General Race

Schwalb, Spiva Jockey for Progressive Support in the Upended Attorney General Race

With Kenyan McDuffie off the ballot, the race has gotten a lot more complicated.

After a few weeks of legal wrangling, there’s a Kenyan McDuffie-sized hole in D.C.’s attorney general race. So who, exactly, will fill it? That’s the question District politicos have been pondering ever since the Ward 5 councilmember’s embarrassing exit from the campaign. Few expected Bruce Spiva’s challenge to McDuffie’s ballot eligibility would actually stick, so…