Saw this the other day: Washington Post columnist Petula Dvorak writes about Columbia Heights with a column called "Columbia Heights still has far to go." I agree with that premise, but the column itself is... strange. It almost reads like it was much, much longer but was cut down, leaving not much actual content. She talks to a couple kids who aren't surprised by the violence in the area, and then attempts to contrast Tynan Coffee and Tea with an unused playground.
Dvorak talks to one other person who says the new development isn't making crime drop, and Dvorak mentions statistics that crime is going up. And that's it. The column just sort of ends. It's odd, and I don't really know what to think. Obviously there's a lot that still can improve in Columbia Heights, especially involving kids and crime, but at the same time, this column lends nothing -- no suggestions, no ideas, no examples. Post commenters are pretty angry about it, calling it a "hit job" and such. Your thoughts?