COLUMN | Thousands of service members are mistreated as the military uses discipline to shrink ranks.
COLUMN | District mayor should take responsibility for failures in previous campaign as he seeks reelection.
COLUMN | Plan for bus rapid transit is feel-good aspiration rather than a realistic blueprint to fix traffic woes.
COLUMN | As many gorge on holiday feasts, food banks report an increased demand among the poor.
COLUMN | Dan Snyder, Metro system and Baltimore jail are among those “honored” for assorted folly.
COLUMN | In Frederick, conservatives plan to privatize an elderly-care facility for the needy.
Md. woman can’t get a clean record even though the Navy admits it erred in mistaken discharge for drug abuse.
Region’s top transportation expert was honest broker who earned esteem from all sides in hot battles,
COLUMN | Va. governor-elect has mastered style expected of chief executive, but he has much to prove on substance.
Lessons of a negative Virginia election: Democrat’s win highlights changing views on guns and gays.
Doug Gansler’s “Beach Week” misstep highlights hypocrisy over law against underage drinking.
COLUMN | Polls point to GOP defeat that would smash right’s myth that Virginia will embrace its candidates.
If he wins Virginia governor’s race, Democrat would find it hard to deliver on everything his contributors desire.
Md. gubernatorial candidate Gansler rattles Democrats’ complacency with heretical ideas on budget, schools.
B-CC high school Class of 1971 reunion recalls topsy-turvy era when protests trumped traditions.
COLUMN | As Va. governor, McAuliffe would need to woo GOP-led House, clean up ethics.
Web contest draws 1,887 entries for new logo for Washington’s football team; ‘Warriors,’ ‘Redtails’ on top.
Bethesda’s Walt Whitman school to teach meditation techniques during regular class hours in pilot program.
Cafritz project shows need for developers to be upfront and neighborhoods to accept change.
Furlough idles award-winning Air Force energy expert who saved taxpayers $1 billion.
Robert McCartney’s column on local issues appears Thursdays and Sundays in The Post’s Metro section. He also does a Friday radio commentary on WAMU (88.5 FM), and has been a regular guest on local television stations WTTG Fox 5 and News Channel 8.
Before becoming a columnist in 2009, McCartney was The Post’s top Metro editor. In that job, he supervised coverage of the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings, for which the staff received the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting.
Since joining The Post in 1982, McCartney has held a wide variety of jobs including Foreign Editor, national security editor, foreign correspondent in Mexico and Germany, and Managing Editor of The International Herald Tribune in Paris. As a reporter, McCartney covered the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and civil wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua in the mid-1980s.