DeFilippo: What to do About D.C.? Leave Md. Alone

The District of Columbia is an orphan. Nobody claims ownership. It’s not part of Maryland. It doesn’t belong to Virginia. The District is a company town. Wilmington, Del., manufactures chemicals. Detroit makes cars. The District’s only product is itself. It floats on its own gases. The best jobs on earth are the District’s shadow senator and shadow representative, not to be confused with non-voting representative. They are titular only. They do nothing. Their singular mission is to gain voting rights in Congress. That’ll give them something to do. (Md. Matters)

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