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Underage immigrants must be treated humanely while they are in the U.S.
Newly arrived underage immigrants must be treated humanely while they are in America.
Labor Day means more than cookouts and back to school
(The Washington Post, August 31, 2014; 6:49 PM)
Former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell should be held accountable, like others are
(The Washington Post, August 29, 2014; 6:58 PM)
The District needs to adjust the boundaries governing school assignments.
(The Washington Post, August 28, 2014; 7:31 PM)
The District’s serious issues deserve serious candidates
(The Washington Post, August 27, 2014; 7:14 PM)
Let outrage lead to reform after the penalties in a man’s death at a D.C. fire station
(The Washington Post, August 24, 2014; 7:48 PM)
A shot at the 2024 Summer Olympics for the District
(The Washington Post, August 24, 2014; 7:32 PM)
Metro should mellow out on musicians at stations
(The Washington Post, August 23, 2014; 1:54 PM)
Larry Hogan wings it on the campaign trail — again
(The Washington Post, August 22, 2014; 7:39 PM)
Washington Post editorials will no longer use ‘Redskins’ for the local NFL team
(The Washington Post, August 22, 2014; 1:01 PM)
SketchFactor controversy showcases challenges of crowdsourcing
(The Washington Post, August 20, 2014; 7:40 PM)
Pandering to Northern Va.’s Koreans is going to extremes
(The Washington Post, August 19, 2014; 7:54 PM)
Virginia’s drastic drop in fully-accredited schools must be answered with action
(The Washington Post, August 18, 2014; 7:20 PM)
Maryland’s gubernatorial disconnect
(The Washington Post, August 16, 2014; 7:41 PM)
Republicans’ Medicaid charade in Virginia
(The Washington Post, August 15, 2014; 8:15 PM)
The GOP’s war on voters continues in Virginia
(The Washington Post, August 14, 2014; 8:29 PM)
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe fumbles on the Redskins name
(The Washington Post, August 13, 2014; 8:02 PM)
Sales tax holidays in Virginia and Maryland don’t help the states’ bottom lines
(The Washington Post, August 12, 2014; 7:42 PM)
Md. GOP attacks on the ‘rain tax’ ignore the risk of runoff pollution to the Chesapeake
(The Washington Post, August 11, 2014; 7:51 PM)
Ride-sharing firms and Va. find common ground
(The Washington Post, August 10, 2014; 8:09 PM)
An overhyped House report shouldn’t derail the Eisenhower memorial
(The Washington Post, August 9, 2014; 4:30 PM)
Our pick in Northern Va.’s special election is Democrat Richard ‘Rip’ Sullivan
(The Washington Post, August 8, 2014; 7:34 PM)
University of Virginia shouldn’t limit public dissent between board members
(The Washington Post, August 7, 2014; 7:48 PM)
The District’s budget autonomy decision could rest on Home Rule Act’s history.
(The Washington Post, August 6, 2014; 8:28 PM)
Opening the D.C. government up to more transparency with FOIA site
(The Washington Post, August 5, 2014; 8:13 PM)
D.C. charters deserve the same funding as traditional public schools
(The Washington Post, August 4, 2014; 7:30 PM)
Did a Marion Barry staffer use the public’s time to work on her boss’s book?
(The Washington Post, August 3, 2014; 7:28 PM)
The trial of Bob McDonnell should spur a serious reform of Virginia’s ethics laws
(The Washington Post, August 2, 2014; 6:25 PM)
Modest D.C. test scores gains are still gains
(The Washington Post, August 1, 2014; 6:57 PM)
Montgomery County school board needs a lesson in responsibility
(The Washington Post, July 31, 2014; 7:45 PM)
Metro needs a ticket — and some more railcars — to ride
(The Washington Post, July 30, 2014; 7:42 PM)
D.C. carry laws for guns must be quickly enacted in wake of court decision
(The Washington Post, July 29, 2014; 7:26 PM)
Redskins name gets even harder for Daniel Snyder to defend
(The Washington Post, July 28, 2014; 7:26 PM)
Gov. O’Malley is all talk, no action, on immigrant children
(The Washington Post, July 27, 2014; 7:25 PM)
Prince George’s voters should give their elected officials a longer leash
(The Washington Post, July 26, 2014; 7:26 PM)
The Kevin Martin case points to the need to reform the discovery process
(The Washington Post, July 25, 2014; 7:58 PM)
D.C.’s charter and public schools need to coordinate efforts in locating campuses
(The Washington Post, July 22, 2014; 8:26 PM)
Make sure MGM casino makes good on its IOU for Prince George’s County
(The Washington Post, July 21, 2014; 6:40 PM)
D.C.’s gun laws are in the cross hairs again
(The Washington Post, July 20, 2014; 6:47 PM)
Virginia’s GOP hurts the poor and the budget by refusing Medicaid expansion
(The Washington Post, July 19, 2014; 7:27 PM)
Washington and Lee makes a wise decision to take down the Confederate flag
(The Washington Post, July 18, 2014; 7:42 PM)
A change in Maryland law can help prevent more Anayahs
(The Washington Post, July 18, 2014; 7:38 PM)
Corey Stewart continues his immigration demagoguery
(The Washington Post, July 17, 2014; 7:38 PM)
Even without the warrant, Manassas ‘sexting’ case is outrageous
(The Washington Post, July 16, 2014; 7:40 PM)
D.C.’s homeless shelter is a stain on the city
(The Washington Post, July 15, 2014; 8:21 PM)
Leesburg police and Target shouldn’t give a pass to a shoplifting suspect with a badge
(The Washington Post, July 15, 2014; 8:17 PM)
A D.C. Ward 8 election that could have been so much more
(The Washington Post, July 14, 2014; 6:38 PM)
Questions remain in the shooting death of Miriam Carey
(The Washington Post, July 13, 2014; 7:13 PM)
Montgomery County should proceed with public financing of campaigns
(The Washington Post, July 12, 2014; 6:37 PM)
The Virginia GOP’s Medicaid charade
(The Washington Post, July 11, 2014; 6:56 PM)