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Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Cracks in the Va. Democrats’ foundation

If Republicans succeed in getting the budget separated from Medicaid, they have won. I

By Norman Leahy  |  12:11 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Obama gives the Purple Line a boost

The president includes the $2.2 billion, 16-mile light rail line between Bethesda and New Carrollton in his 2015 budget.

By Dan Reed  |  11:51 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Getting results at a high-poverty school

Turnaround for Children effort shows promise, but it’s too early to draw conclusions.

By Natalie Wexler  |  02:44 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Should we fix schools by fixing poverty or fixing teaching?

Turnaround for Children (TFC) occupies a middle position.

By Natalie Wexler  |  02:53 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 02/26/2014

NFL stadiums belong in the suburbs

They host too few games, and need too much parking, to fit in an urban area.

By Dan Malouff  |  01:25 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 02/26/2014

A Medicaid cave-in? The Va. House has lots of practice

Republicans have been down this road several times before.

By Norman Leahy and Paul Goldman  |  11:44 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Vote with your heart or vote strategically?

What if you’re preferred candidate for D.C. mayor doesn’t appear likely to win?

By David Alpert  |  11:12 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 02/20/2014

It takes more than open space to make a great urban park

The best city parks don’t exist in isolation.

By Dan Reed  |  02:34 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:38 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Is gay marriage really progressive?

What is progressive about conditioning the state’s right to sanction marriage on changeable judicial attitudes?

By Norman Leahy and Paul Goldman  |  06:38 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Raise Maryland’s minimum wage -- to $8.40

None of the main arguments for a $10 wage hold up to serious scrutiny.

By Todd Eberly  |  03:59 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 02/18/2014

‘Sneckdown’ spotting in D.C.

Snow patterns reveal places where our roads aren’t being used.

By Dan Malouff  |  02:52 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 02/14/2014

More AP students, more failed AP tests

There’s a way to ensure that kids get a rigorous education without putting them into classes they’re not prepared for.

By Natalie Wexler  |  01:09 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 02/13/2014

Do we need another selective DCPS high school?

A group at Dunbar thinks so

By Natalie Wexler  |  10:28 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 02/12/2014

That primary threat to Cantor? It looks like a bust

House majority leader looks vulnerable to a strong challenger. But it doesn’t look like he has one.

By Norman Leahy and Paul Goldman  |  12:24 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Va. Republicans play for time on Medicaid expansion

House says an audit of the costly program needs to be done first.

By Norman Leahy  |  11:54 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 02/07/2014

To best Warner, Gillespie needs to seize his Bieber Moments

Republican Senate hopeful needs to learn when to go light.

By Norman Leahy and Paul Goldman  |  08:19 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Why Maryland shouldn’t raise its minimum wage

The Earned Income Tax Credit is a much better way to help the working poor.

By Todd Eberly  |  02:24 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 02/05/2014

DCPS’s middle school challenge

Many parents are anxiously awaiting the release of a plan to improve those schools.

By Natalie Wexler  |  03:18 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 02/04/2014

D.C. is losing its ‘futurist-in-chief’

Harriet Tregoning has been one of the region’s leaders around smart growth.

By David Alpert  |  04:19 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Shakespeare -- or is it Seinfeld? -- in Richmond

The General Assembly is putting on “show about nothing.“

By Norman Leahy and Paul Goldman  |  11:58 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Is contemporary art the best use for the Franklin School?

D.C. makes a surprising choice for the historic space.

By David Alpert  |  05:32 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Suddenly, the shoe is on the other foot in Richmond

Democrats and Republicans have suddenly switched places.

By Peter Galuszka  |  03:12 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Is M Street dining in trouble?

The closing of places like Qdoba and Red Fire Grill Kabob put particular pressure on the market for cheap and fast eats.

By Topher Mathews  |  04:41 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 01/24/2014

More green infrastructure, smaller sewer overflow tunnel

DC water looks to scale back big dig in Georgetown

By Topher Mathews  |  03:18 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 01/23/2014

The McDonnell paradox: Public service, private entitlement

The couple’s grasping private conduct is jarringly at odds with the public values they have long projected.

By Peter Galuszka  |  01:04 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 01/22/2014

How the McDonnell indictment threatens Warner and McAuliffe

In politics as in physics, every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

By Norman Leahy and Paul Goldman  |  02:06 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 01/22/2014

What Kaya Henderson really said about Middle Schools

And why it makes sense

By Natalie Wexler  |  11:18 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Will Herring be the anti-Cuccinelli?

The new attorney general seems intent on zigging where his predecessor zagged.

By Peter Galuszka  |  11:36 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Terry McAuliffe’s strong steps on ethics reform

The new Virginia governor has taken an important step towards ethics reform.

By Peter Galuszka  |  05:25 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 01/14/2014

McAuliffe vs. Christie: 10 Lessons

What the new Virginia governor can learn from the New Jersey governor’s mistakes.

By Norman Leahy and Paul Goldman  |  12:05 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Training is important, but all new teachers need on-the-job help

What are the best ways for teachers to get up to speed for unexpected classroom challenges?

By Natalie Wexler  |  12:31 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 01/11/2014

The challenge of classroom management

How do teachers learn to keep things from spiraling out of control?

By Natalie Wexler  |  11:59 AM ET, 01/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 01/10/2014

‘Pay to play’ lives on in Richmond

Why the General Assembly’s ethics reform plan isn’t going to change anything.

By Norman Leahy and Paul Goldman  |  01:55 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 01/08/2014

Will Cantor have a primary fight on his hands?

Economics professor David Brat may just give the House majority leader a serious run

By Norman Leahy  |  10:33 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 01/08/2014

Va.’s unsurprisingly toothless ethics deal

Bipartisan compromise is, at best, a tiny step forward.

By Peter Galuszka  |  09:50 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:26 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Don’t bet against a Medicaid deal in Richmond

The Virginia government won’t shut down.

By Norman Leahy and Paul Goldman  |  06:26 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Where Virginia’s poor live

A fascinating map suggests that the effect of expanding Medicaid may be more complex than opponents believe.

By Peter Galuszka  |  12:25 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Virginia moderates -- but gun sales soar

Dramatic increase came in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings.

By Peter Galuszka  |  01:17 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 01/02/2014

The McDonnell probe’s Achilles heel

Federal prosecutors may be rightly wary about what a jury would make of former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams.

By Norman Leahy and Paul Goldman  |  06:01 AM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 12/31/2013

D.C.’s population about-face

Ten year’s ago the city was shrinking. Since then, it’s grown by 83,000 people.

By Dan Malouff  |  04:16 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 12/27/2013

What difference does a reading tutor make?

More than half of D.C. third-graders read below grade level, a key indicator of trouble ahead.

By Natalie Wexler  |  01:54 PM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 12/26/2013

Could McAuliffe’s success be Warner’s undoing?

What McAuliffe’s win means for the senator.

By Norm Leahy and Paul Goldman  |  07:17 AM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 12/24/2013

A town square could wake up Wheaton’s downtown

Development plan contains the right pieces to spark a larger revival.

By Dan Reed  |  12:33 PM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 12/19/2013

The McDonnell case needs to go forward

Justice delays action after hearing from lawyers for the governor and first lady.

By Peter Galuszka  |  12:48 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Georgetown’s transit future

The Georgetown 2028 report goes way beyond the benefits of bringing in Metro.

By Topher Mathews  |  05:06 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Snyder doesn’t suit up on Sundays

It’s fun to bash the Redskins owner, but the blame for this terrible season belongs with the players and coach Mike Shanahan.

By Norman Leahy  |  12:37 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 12/12/2013

What’s the best corner in the District?

In search for urbanist perfection.

By Dan Malouff  |  12:23 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Too little, too late on Va. mental health care

McDonnell wants more funding for the system. It’s about time.

By Peter Galuszka  |  02:11 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Can nonprofits extend the DCPS day?

Well-designed after-school programs might offer a way past the limits of the WTA contract.

By Natalie Wexler  |  01:44 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Playgrounds show how far D.C. has come

20 years ago, if residents wanted something done, they often had to do it themselves.

By Natalie Wexler  |  03:07 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 12/04/2013

At cash-strapped Va. colleges, adjuncts carry the load

A new reality for many academics: Lots of work for little pay

By Peter Galuszka  |  12:07 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 12/03/2013

It’s fine to not build parking at Tysons Metro stations

If stations are surrounded by parking that will reduce the number of buildings within walking distance of Metro.

By Dan Malouff  |  01:21 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 12/02/2013

What if Bill Bolling takes on Mark Warner?

A GOP bent on winning might look at the lieutenant governor and think he’s their ideal candidate.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:11 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Montgomery County approves new bus plan

But not all residents support the new transportation plan.

By Dan Reed  |  05:02 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 11/26/2013

A troubled school improves -- without relying on suspensions

Four years ago, Stanton Elementary School in Anacostia was the lowest-performing elementary school in D.C.

By Natalie Wexler  |  03:54 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 11/25/2013

A Silver Spring sidewalk shows tension between people and trees

Having healthy street trees and vibrant sidewalks doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.

By Dan Reed  |  04:18 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 11/22/2013

If you don’t vote, they’ll tell your neighbors

Conservative group invades people’s privacy. Plus, it doesn’t even seem to have its facts straight.

By Peter Galuszka  |  12:47 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Is DCPS ready to outsource middle schools to charters?

Chancellor Kaya Henderson takes a strange detour from her usual can-do optimism.

By Natalie Wexler  |  12:44 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Va. gets (another) mental health wake-up call

The Deeds family tragedy is drawing attention to mental illness is neglected at budget time.

By Peter Galuszka  |  12:34 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 11/19/2013

A small step toward taller D.C. buildings

Thorough discussion is needed, but this plan certainly has a lot of veto points.

By David Alpert  |  03:02 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Ken Cuccinelli vs. Mark Warner in 2014?

The Post’s interview raises a question: Why did the attorney general run for governor in the first place?

By Norman Leahy  |  01:01 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Does Catania’s scholarship plan promise enough?

Free or almost-free college tuition isn’t a panacea for the ills that plague public schools.

By Natalie Wexler  |  12:46 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Why Metro’s refunds are a bad idea

Compensating riders for bad experiences won’t help improve service.

By Dan Malouff  |  12:45 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Do concerts make the Wheaton Youth Center historic?

Even if Led Zeppelin didn’t actually play there?

By Dan Reed  |  05:40 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 11/14/2013

End of an era in Georgetown

Cannons Seafood was one of the neighborhood’s last long-term family owned businesses.

By Topher Mathews  |  12:51 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 11/14/2013

D.C. Zoning Commission grills AAA on parking minimums

Members zero in on the holes in the group’s case against easing the city’s building rules.

By David Alpert  |  12:34 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 11/13/2013

If Obenshain ends up losing

Things could suddenly get very interesting in the Virginia Senate.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:09 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Baseball and slavery collide in Richmond

Stadium proposal shows, once again, how hard it can be for the city to deal with its past.

By Peter Galuszka  |  12:06 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:58 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Biking on a sidewalk? OK, but don’t be a jerk about it

There are times when cyclists need to be on the sidewalk, and if you pay attention, everyone can get where they’re going safely.

By David Alpert  |  05:58 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Why Cuccinelli came closer than we thought

We learned, among other things, that Obamacare is toxic for Democrats.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:10 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 11/06/2013

What’s next in Va.? 7 election takeaways

The jury’s still out on a flawed McAuliffe, but let the healing and rebuilding begin.

By Peter Galuszka  |  11:34 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 11/05/2013

In Maryland speech, Obama promised no changes to individual health plans

The president’s reply to accusations he misled people just doesn’t hold water.

By Todd Eberly  |  01:54 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Why McAuliffe can’t rest easy

The final polls show a lead, but victory hinges on the votes of people who don’t like him much.

By Norman Leahy  |  11:17 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 11/01/2013

McAuliffe and Cuccinelli in the home stretch

There are apparently lots of protest votes in the mix.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:10 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 10/31/2013

D.C. begins to redraw school boundaries

The process is bound to be painful for some, but it’s also long overdue.

By Natalie Wexler  |  12:54 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Nine ways to change the height limit

More flexibility can create new opportunities for the District -- without wrecking what makes the city special.

By Dan Malouff  |  02:53 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Quinnipiac offers Cuccinelli a ray of hope

Yes, there’s still a big gender gap, but there are signs he’s finally shoring up his base.

By Norman Leahy  |  09:45 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Remembering Bob Fustero

How the perennial Montgomery candidate inspired me to be a nicer person.

By Dan Reed  |  05:57 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Kings Dominion drops ‘Miner’s Revenge’

Kings Dominion drops ‘Miner’s Revenge’

By Peter Galuszka  |  09:56 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Purple PAC to Sarvis’ rescue?

He won’t win, but he might earn enough votes to win a ballot spot for the Libertarian Party.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:38 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Why the suspension rate is so high at one D.C. charter school

At DC Prep’s Edgewood campus, the disciplinary strategy is seen as part of a larger formula for success.

By Natalie Wexler  |  11:40 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Why did some charters opt out of D.C.’s enrollment lottery?

By Natalie Wexler  |  04:40 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Wait, the Va. governor’s race is a dead heat?

An outlier polling result offers a sliver of hope to Republicans.

By Michael Larabee  |  02:07 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Georgetown as a business incubator

There is a traditionof stores starting out in Georgetown and making it bigger.

By Topher Mathews  |  01:16 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 10/22/2013

The polling gets worse for Cuccinelli

Rasmussen Reports goes where no other poll of the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial race has gone.

By Norman Leahy  |  02:38 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 10/18/2013

An exciting 6 months for D.C.-area transit

it’s the most exciting time for transit openings in the DC area since the early 1980s.

By Dan Malouff  |  02:50 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 10/17/2013

How Georgetown could be more bikeable

The District is analyzing bike use and what can be done to encourage it more.

By Topher Mathews  |  01:36 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Star Scientific, tobacco and the Virginia way

Shocking! The McDonnell gifts scandal intersects with the tobacco settlement fund.

By Peter Galuszka  |  01:07 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 10/15/2013

The nonsense about Gansler’s ‘unbalanced’ ticket

The myth that Md. gubernatorial slates need to pair the D.C. region and Baltimore to succeed.

By Todd Eberly  |  02:59 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, MD

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 10/15/2013

A security camera comes through for bike owners

D.C. police catch a break in a string of bicycle thefts.

By Topher Mathews  |  12:54 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists; DC

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 10/14/2013

‘Captain Phillips’ and the shutdown

The Navy stars in a gripping film. Was there really no cost to taxpayers?

By Peter Galuszka  |  02:18 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 10/14/2013

The Cuccinelli crackup begins

The GOP isn’t waiting for Election Day to start dishing out blame for a disappointing campaign.

By Norman Leahy  |  11:58 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Cuccinelli still down, but not out -- yet

We haven’t crossed into the dark last days of the 2006 Allen Senate campaign yet. But we appear to be getting close.

By Norman Leahy  |  11:21 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 10/08/2013

House GOP gives McAuliffe a big boost

Will the Cuccinelli campaign end up being collateral damage of Washington’s budget battles?

By Peter Galuszka  |  12:31 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 10/07/2013

The Cuccinelli-McAuliffe race to the bottom

A lame campaign theme trumps no campaign theme.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:06 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Mini-apartments for Georgetown

What can you do with 250 square feet?

By Topher Mathews  |  02:05 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Poll shows an edge for McAuliffe

Cuccinelli still has work to do with his base.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:49 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists; VA, Virginia

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 10/03/2013

What makes a skate park work

Montgomery County’s latest facility is a good example of what not to do.

By Dan Reed  |  05:31 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Maryland

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Sarvis wins the Virginia gubernatorial debate

Libertarian Robert Sarvis offers an alternative in an effective ad.

By Peter Galuszka  |  01:44 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Anthony Brown, establishment candidate

Maryland can’t afford to elect a status quo governor in 2014.

By Todd Eberly  |  02:17 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/23/2013

A wide-open race in Virginia

Neither Cuccinelli nor McAuliffe has locked up their party’s vote.

By Norman Leahy  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 09/20/2013

A reality check on offshore wind in Virginia

It’s not hard to understand why Dominion might take a go-slow approach.

By Peter Galuszka  |  02:16 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Bumps on the road to a Democratic sweep

McAuliffe begins to unravel in Virginia.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:34 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Could the Libertarian tip the race in Va.?

In Quinnipiac poll, third-party candidate’s support is larger than the distance between McAuliffe and Cuccinelli.

By Norman Leahy  |  04:24 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Starr dodges the real issues

The Montgomery schools chief responds to my column on the district’s future.

By Dan Reed  |  01:41 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/16/2013

The Virginia governor’s race is still a toss-up

New poll show McAuliffe slightly ahead, but Cuccinelli has room to grow.

By Norman Leahy  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Why some in western Md. want to break away

Secession movements are a symptom of a more serious disease.

By Todd Eberly  |  11:31 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 09/11/2013

What took Cuccinelli so long?

Republican candidate for governor in Virginia has bigger problems than the stain of some $18,000 in gifts.

By Peter Galuszka  |  12:30 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 09/10/2013

What will Warner do on Syria?

His Syria vote could become an issue in the 2014 election.

By Norman Leahy  |  12:07 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, VA, Virginia

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Riders abandoning Metro on weekends

Terrible service is the obvious cause, despite what WMATA seems to think.

By Dan Malouff  |  01:11 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, The Region

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Four suggestions for a new Franklin Square

The right design could transform the underused park into one of America’s best public spaces.

By Dan Malouff  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC, hpcolumnists, The District

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Is a ‘GOP wipeout’ narrative taking root in Va.?

It's still early, but expectations can be a powerful thing.

By Norman Leahy  |  12:27 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, VA, Virginia

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Cuccinelli unveils the best ad of 2103

A good start for the Republican as the campaigns shift into high gear.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:09 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Does Lollar alter the governor’s race in Md.?

Will the Tea Party favorite overshadow his more experienced opponents in the race for the GOP gubernatorial nomination?

By Todd Eberly  |  12:42 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Maryland, MD

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 09/03/2013

The Ike memorial: Is a nice park enough?

Ironically, a classical alternative would be more daring.

By Dan Malouff  |  08:37 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC, hpcolumnists, The District

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Sabato: McAuliffe is winning

Is a Democratic sweep a real possibility?

By Norman Leahy  |  02:01 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, VA, Virginia

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 08/30/2013

McDonnell on the message: It’s education

Governor continues to advance an issue that has nothing but upside for Cuccinelli.

By Norman Leahy  |  08:51 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists; VA, Virginia

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 08/29/2013

GreenTech story is a mess, but not a scandal

Of the two big stories casting a cloud over the Va. governor's race, only one qualifies as a scandal.

By Peter Galuszka  |  11:49 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 08/28/2013

An opening for Maryland Republicans?

Tax increases, Democratic primary could create the conditions for a surprise -- if the right candidate is nominated.

By Todd Eberly  |  12:49 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Maryland, MD

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Yes, D.C. should want to host the Olympics

It's true the Games are bad deal financially, but sometimes that's not what matters most.

By Dan Malouff  |  12:18 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MD; hpcolumnists, The District

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Eyesore at Wisconsin and M

Historical preservation laws -- rightly -- are silent on hideous paint jobs.

By Topher Mathews  |  11:58 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC, hpcolumnists, The District

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Survey: People want more transit options

The surprising responses to a Transportation Planning Board survey.

By Dan Reed  |  02:37 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, The Region

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 08/26/2013

McDonnell sends Cuccinelli a signal

Jobs and education can be a winning issue -- if Cuccinelli figures out how to make them center stage.

By Norman Leahy  |  11:57 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, VA, Virginia

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Virginia's problem goes beyond McDonnell

The case for ethics reform doesn't stop with unreported gifts to the governor and his family.

By Peter Galuszka  |  01:39 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, VA, Virginia

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 08/21/2013

The Kentlands turn 25

Ironically, new urbanism's main legacy may be as a gateway for suburbanites to become urbanites.

By Dan Malouff  |  02:18 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Maryland, MD

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 08/20/2013

What Montgomery County can learn from Raleigh

By Dan Reed  |  12:51 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, MD; hpcolumnists

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 08/19/2013

The McDonnells face the prosecutors

Social faux pas and nitwittery are not federal offense

By Norman Leahy  |  05:47 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, VA, Virginia

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/19/2013

A one-block break in the M Street cycletrack

Did DDOT planners make the right call in a conflict over limited street space?

By David Alpert  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC, hpcolumnists, The District

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 08/16/2013

McAuliffe and Cuccinelli's battle of innuendo

GreenTech, Star Scientific, a lot of smoke, but (so far) no fire.

By Peter Galuszka  |  07:20 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 08/09/2013

DDOT adopts idiotic visitor parking policy

A perfectly good approach was on the table, but the city opts for a system that's ripe for abuse and will make things worse.

By Topher Mathews  |  05:31 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, The District

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Yes to a special session in Virginia

Ken Cuccinelli's call for a special legislative session to address ethics reform is not only the right call, it's the only call.

By Norman Leahy  |  05:16 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, VA, Virginia

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Driving while distracted (by Virginia politics)

Attack billboards, Confederate flags -- doesn't anyone care about safe driving?

By Peter Galuszka  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, VA, Virginia

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 08/08/2013

What the zoning draft means for Georgetown

The changes are modest in scope, but they have the potential to change a lot of things for the better.

By Topher Mathews  |  12:11 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, The District

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 08/07/2013

It's not 'the end of the suburbs'

The old model is giving way to a transit-oriented approach.

By Dan Reed  |  02:20 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, The Region

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Everyone has an ethics reform proposal in Va.

But will anything change in the end?

By Norman Leahy  |  04:20 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virgnia

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 08/06/2013

A turning point on ethics in Virginia?

Ken Cuccinelli's self-interest could help the commonwealth get the ethics commission it needs.

By Peter Galuszka  |  01:27 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Denver shows Purple Line funding plan can work

Public-private partnerships get miles of new rail moving forward.

By Dan Malouff  |  01:15 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Raise the height limit? That’s part of a bigger question

The issue is one facet of the challenge of growth in D.C.

By David Alpert  |  06:11 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Does the soccer stadium deal make sense?

Usually it’s not good to put two large sports venues so close together. Is this the exception?

By Dan Malouff  |  11:52 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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