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All Opinions Are Local: November, 2011

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 11/30/2011

More local governments line up to fight property rights

More Va. local governments line up to fight property rights amendment.

By Norman Leahy  |  11:18 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Deregulating hair braiders but not pro wrestlers?

McDonnell’s reform plan could go a bit further.

By Norman Leahy  |  06:12 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Barry throws hat into the ring

Big field probably will help the 75-year-old council member.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  12:33 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/28/2011

A traffic safety formula: More cameras, lower fines

Would a $10 ticket stop speeding or red light running if drivers knew they’d get caught?

By David Alpert  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 11/25/2011

D.C.’s bag-tax leadership

Prince George’s County is the latest to consider adopting the tax.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  04:17 PM ET, 11/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 11/23/2011

The unofficial outer beltway

It’s making amazing progress for an idea that’s supposedly dead.

By Dan Malouff  |  05:29 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Cuccinelli to quiz GOP presidential candidates

The Virginia attorney general will ask questions at Fox forum on federalism.

By Norman Leahy  |  02:20 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 11/22/2011

The people’s will vs. Dick Saslaw

GOP has the high ground in the debate over who should control the Va. Senate.

By Norman Leahy  |  04:02 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Labor talks loom at WMATA

Long workdays are likely to be an issue.

By Aaron Morrissey  |  01:45 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 11/18/2011

What D.C. deserves gets in the way of what it can get

The conflict between idealists and pragmatists certainly isn’t new.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  10:19 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Why housing cost will rise in the D.C. region

GMU report illustrates the importance of smart growth.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  05:31 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 11/17/2011

Bike lane pylons: A snowplow dilemma

Does it make sense to remove bike lane pylons for the winter?

By David Alpert  |  11:44 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 11/16/2011

The invisible hand at William & Mary?

A tuition proposal is another threat to Virginia’s enviable public university system.

By Peter Galuszka  |  04:05 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Va. Senate Republicans set their course

GOP pick committee chairman as they continue to make themselves look like the majority party.

By Norman Leahy  |  11:55 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Kwame Brown blames it on the rain

No tags? No problem.

By Aaron Morrissey  |  02:26 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 11/15/2011

It’s time for a trolleybus comeback

The advantages of light rail, except without the tracks.

By Dan Malouff  |  12:27 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Petition season begins in D.C.

Starting today, candidates for the April 3, 2012, primary will be out gathering signatures.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  12:18 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 11/11/2011

D.C. has got some itty-bitty houses

The city is tops in smallish living spaces.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  10:27 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Unmoved by Georgetown’s charm offensive

Call the Advisory Neighborhood Commission unimpressed.

By Topher Mathews  |  05:09 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Takeaways from the Virginia election

Gerrymandering saved the Senate Democrats from a debacle of epic proportions.

By Norman Leahy  |  11:45 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 11/09/2011

‘Give to the Max’ today

1,300 area nonprofits are competing for your dollars.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  11:11 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Taking Va. transportation planning in the wrong direction

McDonnell administration’s approach has a 1950s feel.

By Peter Galuszka  |  01:54 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 11/03/2011

A good first step from James Dyke

McDonnell’s Metro board pick pays a visit to the Riders’ Advisory Council.

By David Alpert  |  04:48 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Richmond’s overdue move on its occupiers

One hopes the Kanawha Plaza flowers made it through OK.

By Norman Leahy  |  02:40 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 11/02/2011

Double dealings with Occupy Richmond

The city’s surprise crackdown is hardly going soft on lefties.

By Peter Galuszka  |  11:20 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Mayor of L.A. hates on D.C.

Some curious words from Antonio Villaraigosa.

By Aaron Morrissey  |  10:27 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 10/31/2011

The two-pack is the new single beer

An unintended consequence of the District’s single-beer sales law.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  12:49 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Peter Franchot, the progressive conservative

Peter Franchot continues to make smart moves in advance of the 2014 governor’s race

By Todd Eberly  |  02:12 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/27/2011

The Tea Party and Occupy Richmond: The $10,000 difference

At least one way the movement is very different from the Tea Party.

By Norman Leahy  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 10/27/2011

McDonnell flirts with Lockheed-Martin

Game-playing on the Maryland defense contractor is a transparent attempt to please the conservative chorus.

By Peter Galuszka  |  11:34 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Gray proposes surtax on movie concessions

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray proposes a special levy on movie concessions.

By Aaron Morrissey  |  04:28 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Virginia turns toward the 1950s

The state has made a series of sprawl-inducing decisions.

By David Alpert  |  03:14 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 10/24/2011

No, you can’t keep that lion in D.C.

The city’s rules on exotic pets are a bit stricter than Ohio’s.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  03:12 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Whose Senate seat is it?

Fred Quayle and the ‘ravenous beasts of prey’

By Norman Leahy  |  01:52 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 10/24/2011

In defense of road tolls

‘Free’ highways aren’t really free.

By Rob Pitingolo  |  10:36 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Why Moten’s move makes sense

Move to GOP gives him access to new donors, but victory will be a tall order in Ward 7.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  04:39 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 10/20/2011

The coming fight over property rights

Battle lines are being drawn over proposed state constitutional amendment.

By Norman Leahy  |  08:59 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Amtrak’s wi-fi filters

Expanded service is a good step — but why block content?

By David Alpert  |  05:32 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 10/18/2011

McDonnell’s energy pep rally

Conference pushes the absurdity of Virginia as the ‘energy capital of the East Coast.’

By Peter Galuszka  |  04:30 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 10/18/2011

An example of government at its best

In D.C., one service has become amazingly simple and easy to pay for: parking.

By David Alpert  |  11:06 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Your D.C. reading list

‘Dream City’ and other choice books about the city.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  02:45 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 10/17/2011

What Virginia election?

Polls shows that almost three-quarters of voters aren’t paying much attention.

By Norman Leahy  |  11:20 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 10/14/2011

An opening for O’Malley

The deal to be made: gay marriage for a third minority-majority district.

By Todd Eberly  |  07:46 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 10/14/2011

O’Malley’s redistricting bind

He’s caught between the needs of national Democrats and Maryland minorities.

By Todd Eberly  |  10:16 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 10/13/2011

If China were in charge of rail to Dulles

Polarization paralyzes the U.S. as the Chinese speed ahead.

By Peter Galuszka  |  01:45 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 10/13/2011

A snapshot of rising D.C. rents

If it seems as if District rents are going up fast, it’s because they are.

By Rob Pitingolo  |  01:30 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 10/12/2011

The earnings gap widens in Virginia

The income gap between the richest and poorest is second only to New Jersey.

By Peter Galuszka  |  03:35 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011

George Allen the liberal?

Tea Party Senate challenger Jamie Radtke tries a novel approach.

By Norman Leahy  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Did the FTA have leeway on the 11th Street bridge?

Did the FTA have some leeway to allow for streetcar tracks?

By David Alpert  |  09:02 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 10/11/2011

‘Gorrell Map’ gets redistricting right

One Marylanders proposal puts the official map to shame.

By Todd Eberly  |  03:46 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Obama gives Perriello another helping hand

Does choice of the ex-congressman’s former staffer to lead the president’s Virginia campaign lay the groundwork for a 2013 run?

By Norman Leahy  |  12:56 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/11/2011

No roadblocks to D.C. streetcars

The Federal Transit Administration responds to David Alpert on the 11th Street Bridge.

By Peter Rogoff  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 10/10/2011

The Groupon effect

We’ve already forgotten what life was like before it existed.

By Rob Pitingolo  |  12:49 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Congress can stop redistricting abuse

Congress has the power to end the kind of blatant gerrymandering being contemplated in Maryland.

By Todd Eberly  |  12:07 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 10/07/2011

A new use for the West Heating Plant

The historic building would be the perfect spot for a new museum.

By Topher Mathews  |  02:30 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Streetcar tracks deleted from 11th Street Bridge (for now)

Tracks are deleted from 11th Street Bridge plans (for now)

By David Alpert  |  01:09 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Race and redistricting in Maryland

How the proposed congressional map dilutes minority votes.

By Todd Eberly  |  10:13 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Metro station names and the Yellow Pages effect

D.C. DOT recommends renaming four stations.

By David Alpert  |  01:41 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Orange’s ‘emergency’ ethics plan

Did the D.C. council member win by losing?

By Martin Austermuhle  |  10:10 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 10/04/2011

A higher gas tax for Va.?

It’s an idea that doesn’t go away. The conditions conservatives should insist on.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:53 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Making Maryland gerrymandering worse

A ridiculous redistricting proposal makes the case for a nonpartisan process.

By Todd Eberly  |  10:29 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Marriage equality’s uphill climb

Success in the Maryland Senate isn’t assured this time around.

By Todd Eberly  |  02:44 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 10/03/2011

O’Malley doubles down on gerrymandering

Plans to redraw Maryland’s lines put the Democratic Party’s needs ahead of the the voters’.

By Todd Eberly  |  09:56 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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