Robert McCartney

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


COLUMN | The taxi chief upgraded cabs and gave drivers a chance to compete with Uber.

  • Dec 20, 2014

It’s troubling that local officials can push a city to host the Olympics without public debate.

  • Dec 17, 2014

The governor-elect sticks to a hard line on the need for lower taxes and less government.

  • Dec 13, 2014

COLUMN | Political pressure was said to ratchet up the grant amount almost five-fold, to $30 million.

  • Dec 10, 2014

The former pilot “saved lives” as a nationally known speaker at Alcoholics Anonymous events.

  • Dec 6, 2014

Ex-Montgomery County executive seeks to take Leadership Greater Washington to next level.

  • Dec 3, 2014

An Army spouse runs an informal food pantry so needy Fort Belvoir families can celebrate, too.

  • Nov 29, 2014

My fifth annual ‘Turkeys of the Year’ recognize foolishness and ineptitude in the Washington region.

  • Nov 22, 2014

COLUMN | Defeat of streetcars sends a message to poorer Arlington residents: Just ride the bus.

  • Nov 19, 2014

COLUMN | After elections, the Purple Line and Columbia Pike Streetcar might be in danger.

  • Nov 15, 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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