Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

Vanity e-mail addresses are relatively rare in municipal politics. But Edward Chico Troy, the D.C. Statehood Green candidate for the Ward 1 council seat, has a distinctive handle: Does Troy, who competed in Golden Gloves boxing, mean that he’s actually willing to die on the bloody sand for the sake of liberalism? “I wouldn’t be surprised if somebody tried to knock me off anyway for making comments challenging the orthodoxy,” he says. —Joe Dempsey