Physically, it was in well-heeled Chevy Chase, where Connecticut and Nebraska Avenues cross, that the cops captured a gunman after he opened fire in the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria on Sunday.
Paul McGeough is chief foreign correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald.
Barack Obama told Americans that the weight of the presidency would restrain Donald Trump. Now we know that everything is up for grabs.
US President-election Donald Trump promised to "drain the swamp" in Washington. But the old lines of Washington power, financial and political, are all too clear in his latest appointments
Can you have a rip in a swamp? How else to explain how Drainer-in-Chief Donald Trump seems to be getting dragged under?
At first, there were no serious political takers for the academics' questioning of the 2016 outcome. In the end, Trump weighed in.
We can only wonder where Donald Trump sits on a great American continuum – at one end, sweet innocence and Willy Wonka; at the other, Don Corleone.
There's the presidency and then there are the president-elect's priorities. And in the last few days they seem to revolve mainly around settling scores with media heavies.
The circus of the Donald Trump transition shouldn't distract us from the racist thinking that underpins some of his biggest promises.
There have been hundreds of hate crimes since election night, and there are fears the pain is only just beginning.
He wants the US to work towards a bright future but Thiel's views of democracy are darker.