One City, Except Where It Touches Virginia

Mayor Vincent Gray's office unveiled a new website this week for the D.C. Government with the motto "One City, One Government, One Voice."

And the logo drives the point home, all right. One city, except for the part that touches Virginia.

The One City logo features a red District of Columbia outlined by the Potomac and Anacostia rivers in blue, as well as a blue border. Flanking three sides (the Maryland sides), eight numbered stars represent the city's eight wards.

Since the wards have nothing to do with the state of Maryland or state lines in general -- and certainly have nothing to do with wanting to avoid that neat plaza in Arlington with the Pottery Barn and the Crate & Barrel and the Container Store... what's the deal here?

D.C., play nice. Share your stars with both your neighbors.

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