Civic Federation


Delphi Oracle is overrated

In the late 1960s the Rand Corporation developed what is known as the ‘Delphi’ method, named after the Delphic oracle, who prophesied the future. Rand’s ‘Delphi method’ was designed during the Cold Wa…

The rat-with-antlers problem

On February 12, 2012 the Civic Federation passed the following resolution:   Whereas the Deer Management Work Group has been in effect since 1993, and managed hunts in selected parks have taken p…

Parents cheer back to school

Yes, folks, it’s that time of year again! Public school in Montgomery County begins on August 31st. And with it, the Board of Education (BOE) and Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) staff turn to t…

Question independent transportation

The following Testimony was presented at the Montgomery County Executive’s Transit Task Force Public Forum, which was held on June 17th, 2015. Nancy Abeles represents the Bethesda Crest Homeowners Ass…