The Economic Intelligence Unit has ranked DC as the best place in America to live and the 14th best in the world overall. As a proud DC local, I believe that DC is by far the best place to live in the entire universe. Period.
Six months ago, NOVA Common Sense became The Chesapeake Liaison. This outlet shifted from a conservative perspective of the previous outlet to an independent perspective, expanded its local coverage from Northern Virginia to include DC and Maryland, added three new writers across the political spectrum and the DMV (DC/MD/VA to all you outsiders.), and implemented a brand new site design. I’m happy to say that the Chesapeake Liaison is still going strong and is probably the most widely read independent outlet in Virginia focused on politics and public policy from a centrist perspective.
Based on our site statistics, here are the top three most widely read articles since the rebranding of this outlet.
Here is a good article from the Washington Post detailing how black churches in DC are taking the initiative to combat the obesity epidemic and succeeding. Poor individual choices are a major factor in our rising health care costs which adversely affects the economy negatively in the long run. It is good to see the Obama Administration, businesses, and religious organizations doing their part to promote healthier lifestyles. This will benefit us all.
Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go, is a Washington, DC music and cultural icon. He held it down for the DC, Maryland, and Virginia music scene and the party lives on. Ain’t no party like a Chuck Brown party ’cause a Chuck Brown party don’t stop.
Take a virtual tour of the White House here. Budget some time to explore all the artifacts. This is too awesome.
My favorite artwork is this painting of my girl Hillary Clinton found in the hallway on the ground floor.
Your boy Phil Tran got invited to an exclusive Virginia Blogger Summit on the Hill hosted by Congressman Robert Hurt today. I am suited up; all black everything with white accents, fedora, and gold jewelry. I got my Virginia flag pin for the day and my Maryland flag pin for a nightcap with my Maryland clients. DC hip-hop and go-go artists Wale, Chuck Brown, Rare Essence, and Backyard Band are playing on the iPhone. I am representing the DMV to the fullest, baby. Ain’t no place in the world I’d rather be.
Also, I am taking the Metro to Capitol South as I write this. I can’t work while I drive. Do you really think I would hurt my bottom line and efficiency by driving? Support rail. Hustle hard.
NOVA Common Sense is now The Chesapeake Liaison. The name change reflects the new ownership and the expanded focus from NOVA (Northern Virginia) to the DMV (DC/MD/VA). With this name change comes a brand new website one month in the making that tastefully incorporates the colors of DC (white and red), Maryland (black, gold, red, and white), and Virginia (blue and gold – George Washington’s uniform colors). All the old content has been successfully imported to this new outlet.
For more information on the focus of this outlet, please read this page. We are currently recruiting new writers from the DC/MD/VA region with deep community ties to write about local and national issues of interest. Let us know if you would like to advertise with us.
Thank you for your loyal readership. We will continue the conversation with vigor and optimism for our future.