A Different Kind of Capital
The Founders were acutely aware of the dangers of proximity to power—our current partisans aren’t.
Jesse Jackson wanted to be a U.S. senator from D.C. Not just a “shadow senator,” but a real one. For that reason—though not solely that reason—he’d often say, “Statehood for the District of Columbia is the most important civil rights issue in America today.” Proponents have been saying as much ever since, including just last week.
My response has always…