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Marion Barry, gifted politician
His life conformed in many ways to the dictionary definition of ancient tragedy.
 
Was ‘House of Cards’ worth it for Maryland?
(The Washington Post, November 20, 2014; 7:09 PM)
 
Virginia’s Republican House speaker stands accused of insufficient conservatism
(The Washington Post, November 18, 2014; 7:53 PM)
 
D.C. should hit the brakes on any streetcar expansion
(The Washington Post, November 16, 2014; 7:12 PM)
 
Can Larry Hogan bring much-needed redistricting reform to Maryland?
(The Washington Post, November 15, 2014; 6:09 PM)
 
Sentences of Maryland’s four death-row inmates should be commuted
(The Washington Post, November 14, 2014; 6:59 PM)
 
Montgomery schools should rethink how faith factors into the scholastic calendar
(The Washington Post, November 13, 2014; 6:51 PM)
 
Three ways D.C. can improve the electoral process for voters
(The Washington Post, November 12, 2014; 6:12 PM)
 
Protecting cyclists and pedestrians should not come with special treatment
(The Washington Post, November 11, 2014; 7:41 PM)
 
D.C.’s soccer stadium deal needs improvement
(The Washington Post, November 9, 2014; 7:50 PM)
 
Montgomery County stands up to the police union, and the results are now clear
(The Washington Post, November 9, 2014; 7:50 PM)
 
Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan hates the ‘rain tax’ but offers few alternatives
(The Washington Post, November 8, 2014; 6:34 PM)
 
D.C. police deserve more credit for seeking solutions
(The Washington Post, November 7, 2014; 6:26 PM)
 
A Purple Line litmus test for Larry Hogan
(The Washington Post, November 6, 2014; 9:02 PM)
 
After a stunning victory, Larry Hogan has to form his agenda
(The Washington Post, November 5, 2014; 1:47 PM)
 
Muriel Bowser, D.C. mayor-elect, taps into the city’s desire for continuity and change
(The Washington Post, November 4, 2014; 11:43 PM)
 
Transportation and term-limits: How to vote on two of Maryland’s ballot questions
(The Washington Post, November 2, 2014; 6:41 PM)
 
The Post’s endorsements for Montgomery County’s elections
(The Washington Post, October 31, 2014; 7:11 PM)
 
Fairfax County high school students will benefit from later start times
(The Washington Post, October 30, 2014; 7:45 PM)
 
For Arlington County Board and school board
(The Washington Post, October 30, 2014; 7:43 PM)
 
To frighten voters, the GOP conjures up a wide-open border
(The Washington Post, October 28, 2014; 7:45 PM)
 
The Post’s endorsements for D.C. State Board of Education
(The Washington Post, October 28, 2014; 7:43 PM)
 
Peter Franchot for Maryland comptroller
(The Washington Post, October 27, 2014; 7:19 PM)
 
For Congress in Maryland
(The Washington Post, October 25, 2014; 6:25 PM)
 
The Post’s endorsements for Congress in Northern Virginia
(The Washington Post, October 24, 2014; 7:42 PM)
 
Karl Racine is the elected attorney general D.C. needs
(The Washington Post, October 24, 2014; 7:39 PM)
 
The Post’s endorsements for Prince George’s House and Senate elections
(The Washington Post, October 23, 2014; 7:36 PM)
 
The Post’s endorsements for Montgomery County House and Senate elections
(The Washington Post, October 22, 2014; 8:01 PM)
 
D.C. Election Board messes up again
(The Washington Post, October 19, 2014; 6:35 PM)
 
The Post endorses Muriel Bowser for D.C. mayor
(The Washington Post, October 17, 2014; 1:40 PM)
 
The mayor’s plan to replace D.C. General to house the homeless is on the right track
(The Washington Post, October 16, 2014; 7:29 PM)
 
Mark Warner for reelection to the U.S. Senate in Virginia
(The Washington Post, October 15, 2014; 7:32 PM)
 
For Montgomery County circuit court judgeships
(The Washington Post, October 14, 2014; 7:40 PM)
 
Brian Frosh for Maryland attorney general
(The Washington Post, October 13, 2014; 7:37 PM)
 
Anthony Brown for governor of Maryland
(The Washington Post, October 12, 2014; 7:43 PM)
 
D.C. Council’s unwise crusade against local gas wholesaler
(The Washington Post, October 12, 2014; 7:42 PM)
 
Endorsements for Montgomery County school board
(The Washington Post, October 10, 2014; 6:22 PM)
 
Federal judges deliver blow to racial gerrymandering in Virginia
(The Washington Post, October 9, 2014; 7:55 PM)
 
Texas’s sham abortion law offers a cautionary tale for other states
(The Washington Post, October 8, 2014; 7:48 PM)
 
The Post’s choices for Prince George’s school board
(The Washington Post, October 7, 2014; 7:09 PM)
 
Karl Racine for D.C. attorney general
(The Washington Post, October 5, 2014; 7:08 PM)
 
Horse-trading in Richmond
(The Washington Post, October 4, 2014; 5:53 PM)
 
Maryland’s gun law, a year later
(The Washington Post, October 2, 2014; 7:56 PM)
 
Metro’s murky future
(The Washington Post, October 1, 2014; 7:31 PM)
 
Independent review of Secret Service needed after White House security breach
(The Washington Post, September 30, 2014; 8:20 PM)
 
A shattered sense of security in the Secret Service
(The Washington Post, September 29, 2014; 8:12 PM)
 
Setting a reasonable bar for the District’s inspector general
(The Washington Post, September 28, 2014; 7:17 PM)
 
A sheep in Wolf’s clothing
(The Washington Post, September 27, 2014; 6:06 PM)
 
Virginia’s new ethics reform commission is a welcome step
(The Washington Post, September 26, 2014; 6:35 PM)
 
D.C. police’s use of miniature, on-body video cameras is overdue
(The Washington Post, September 25, 2014; 8:33 PM)