U.S. Electoral College

D.C. statehood: an appropriately lost cause

D.C. statehood: an appropriately lost cause

There isn’t a Committee of Lost Causes in the U.S. Senate. Too bad, because it would have been a more appropriate venue for a hearing on statehood for the District of Columbia than the panel that did examine the question Monday, the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The committee heard witnesses on the desirability and constitutionality of the New Columbia Admission Act, which would  convert D.C. – except for a tiny federal enclave containing key government buildings – into the state of New Columbia, complete with representation in the Senate and the House of Representatives. No longer would D.C. license plates have to bear the shameful slogan...