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All Opinions Are Local: November, 2013

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)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Maryland, transit

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)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

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)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

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)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

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)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

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)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, VA

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)
Tags:  DC, hpcolumnists

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)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, VA

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)
Tags:  DC, hpcolumnists

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)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

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)
Tags:  hpcolumnists; MD

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)
Tags:  hpcolumnists; DC

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)
Tags:  DC, hpcolumnists

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)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

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)
Tags:  hpcolumnists; VA

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)
Tags:  hpcolumnists; DC

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)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

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)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

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)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

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)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

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)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

 

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