Excerpt from today's Times: First, I don't agree that this was necessarily a racist move. It was probably more of a poltical move to keep out another perceived Democrat. Second, it does seem highly unfair and perhaps unconstitutional to deny representation to any citizen. I think the time for DC to have a congressman is long overdue. Or at least let them vote in another district for congressional representation. Personally, I was thrilled when the Cato Institute recently fought and won for DC residents to have gun rights. It only stands to reason they should also have voting rights like the rest of us. Third, is it time to rethink our 60 vote rule? If a majority of legislators representing a majority of the American people want something, it seems silly to pander to the dissenters by giving them, in effect, veto power.