Robert McCartney

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


COLUMN | Purple Line transit project opponents can’t find tiny species in forest but sue to protect them anyway

  • Aug 30, 2014

Even a Harvard-educated lawyer can’t overcome delays at District’s health insurance Web site.

  • Aug 27, 2014

Bob McDonnell’s plea for sympathy at corruption trial is riddled by rationalizations, contradictions.

  • Aug 23, 2014

Salvadoran youths’ horrific story of violence at home shows why they deserve U.S. protection.

  • Aug 20, 2014

COLUMN | Prosecution should be pleased with first phase of McDonnell trial, legal observers say.

  • Aug 9, 2014

Germans don’t honor WWII dead with swastika; Confederacy’s fans shouldn’t use Rebel flag.

  • Aug 6, 2014

A D.C. court ruling and Beretta’s departure from Md. underline the cost to society of weak firearm laws.

  • Aug 2, 2014

While relishing a “Peyton Place” story line in the trial, keep in mind the larger ethics issue.

  • Jul 30, 2014

D.C. region needs to ante up for rail cars for Metro, and add at least one Potomac crossing, to relieve traffic.

  • Jul 26, 2014

Governor told religious leaders Maryland should be willing to shelter up to 1,880 young migrants.

  • Jul 23, 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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