Robert McCartney

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


COLUMN | Another D.C. family homelessness crisis is feared despite lessons from last winter’s debacle.

  • Oct 22, 2014

D.C. voters’ hard choice: Bowser’s cautious, mediocre record, or Catania’s combative approach?

  • Oct 18, 2014

COLUMN | Fairfax shouldn’t let police off the hook for shooting John Geer because it’s politically convenient.

  • Oct 15, 2014

McDonnell’s other big scandal: Bum deal on ‘Road for Nobody’ cost Virginia taxpayers $300 million.

  • Oct 11, 2014

Despite serving O’Malley for 8 years, Brown isn’t eager to be identified with him in Md. campaign

  • Oct 8, 2014

Both parties are at fault as Virginia political elites defend lax ethics against the public interest.

  • Oct 4, 2014

For former fans of the hapless Senators, a winning team is a contradiction in terms.

  • Oct 1, 2014

The rush to embrace natural gas and fracking is steamrolling valid worries about long-term risks to environment.

  • Sep 27, 2014

Professor who beat Big Tobacco has a new cause: Use FCC to force Redskins to change team’s name.

  • Sep 24, 2014

Frustrated Catania scorns Bowser’s shortage of achievements, but he still trails her in D.C. mayoral race.

  • Sep 20, 2014
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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.
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