Robert McCartney

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


Prince George’s, Montgomery say Hogan went relatively easy on them even though they voted against him.

  • Jan 24, 2015

If Larry Hogan can position Md. Republicans as moderates, it could give the party a historic chance.

  • Jan 21, 2015

The D.C. area faces major challenges with sluggish growth and a huge shortfall in infrastructure.

  • Jan 18, 2015

Despite Yellow Line calamity, transit remains safer than driving.

  • Jan 14, 2015

COLUMN | Anthony Brown should have touted the administration’s record, Maryland’s governor says.

  • Jan 10, 2015

The judge’s unexpected leniency toward McDonnell was justified by good acts, military service.

  • Jan 7, 2015

Our annual multiple-choice “exam” lets you forecast what awaits Bowser and others in the D.C. area this year.

  • Jan 3, 2015

These “Holiday Angels” served the needy and comforted the afflicted in the region.

  • Dec 24, 2014

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
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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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