Two dozen exceptionally “civil” guests dined at the long table of the Belgian embassy residence for the International Foundation for Education’s Civility Awards; well-named, given the topic (and given the host, polished and urbane ambassador Dominique Struye de Swielande). Tennis coach Kathy Kemper, founder and CEO of the IFE, praised the honorees, Senator Susan Collins…

By Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin Published on 12/1/2006 The Examiner Yeas and Nays D.C. wants the Olympics (in 2016) and China’s got ’em (in 2008). So it would behoove interested Washingtonians to learn a thing or two from the Chinese about how to bring the Olympics to your neck of the woods. Well, such…

Published on November 2006 Washington Life Polish Ambassador JANUSZ REITER and his wife HANNA flank Rep. TOM DAVIS and his wife JEANNEMARIE DEVOLITES at the Institute for Education’s celebration of “Civility: The Politics of Common Ground” on September 25 at the Polish embassy residence. Davis and Mayor Anthony Williams were honored for their bipartisan cooperation…

By Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin Published on 11/10/2006 The Examiner Yeas and Nays Who knew that one of the hottest topics in the 2006 midterm elections would be … drapes? The whole thing started before the election, when Republicans charged Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., with prematurely “measuring the drapes” in anticipation of a Democratic…

Under the Patronage of His Excellency the Ambassador of Argentina and Mrs. Jose Octavio Bordón The Board of Trustees of the Institute for Education Mr. Mark Tuohey, Chairman of the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission A Special Celebration Honoring Mayor Anthony A. Williams To salute him for his Leadership of the Nation’s Capital City The…

By Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin Published on 9/27/2006 The Examiner Yeas and Nays Who says politicians can’t get along (especially this close to Election Day)? Mayor Anthony Williams and Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., were honored Monday night at an elegant and lively bash at the Polish Embassy to celebrate bipartisan cooperation in the Washington…

Under the Patronage of His Excellency the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland and Mrs. Janusz Reiter And The Members of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Education A Special Civility Award Dinner Honoring The Honorable Thomas Davis US House of Representatives And The Honorable Anthony A. Williams Mayor of the District of…

By Coach Kathy Kemper Commentary August 23, 2006 It’s back-to-school season: time to shop the sales for clothes, shoes, notebooks, and other supplies needed to send our kids on to the next grade. But the changing world makes us contemplate this annual ritual differently. These days we are not only thinking about the academic information…