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Can Metro’s new leader fix problems he says are ‘worse than I thought’?
Paul J. Wiedefeld lays out his modest agenda to address safety and customer service.
Premature proposals on testing
(The Washington Post, January 31, 2016; 8:39 PM)
Why does it take 19 months to resolve a fatal police shooting in D.C.?
(The Washington Post, January 29, 2016; 7:11 PM)
Time for Maryland to get rid of ‘broken-winged pterodactyl’ electoral districts
(The Washington Post, January 27, 2016; 7:58 PM)
Some are still stuck in the snow, but D.C. seems to have withstood this blizzard
(The Washington Post, January 25, 2016; 7:50 PM)
Traffic hypocrisy in Richmond
(The Washington Post, January 24, 2016; 8:04 PM)
D.C.-area leaders drop the (snow) ball
(The Washington Post, January 21, 2016; 8:19 PM)
Meet the renegade freshman Republican who refuses to play partisan politics
(The Washington Post, January 19, 2016; 7:41 PM)
It’s time to end Montgomery County’s monopoly on booze
(The Washington Post, January 18, 2016; 6:29 PM)
Not your federal petri dish
(The Washington Post, January 17, 2016; 6:56 PM)
Arresting impunity for Maryland police
(The Washington Post, January 16, 2016; 7:45 PM)
The D.C. fire department still has a long way to go
(The Washington Post, January 13, 2016; 8:22 PM)
Washington’s NFL team should build its next stadium in the District
(The Washington Post, January 11, 2016; 9:25 PM)
Maryland’s budget auto-pilot
(The Washington Post, January 9, 2016; 6:23 PM)
Virginia’s mental-health system is wasting away
(The Washington Post, January 7, 2016; 8:05 PM)
The D.C. Council exhibits clouded judgment on a marijuana law
(The Washington Post, January 6, 2016; 7:37 PM)
Fewer people are sentenced to Maryland prisons, but too many remain behind bars
(The Washington Post, January 5, 2016; 7:39 PM)
Virginia’s weak laws allow structured settlements for pennies on the dollar
(The Washington Post, January 4, 2016; 7:52 PM)
It’s time to retire Maryland’s state song
(The Washington Post, January 3, 2016; 9:39 PM)
How to get more people to serve on D.C. juries
(The Washington Post, January 2, 2016; 7:06 PM)
A shield for police misbehavior
(The Washington Post, December 27, 2015; 9:27 PM)
An overreaction on guns
(The Washington Post, December 26, 2015; 6:44 PM)
America’s anti-Muslim hysteria comes to a Virginia school
(The Washington Post, December 22, 2015; 7:27 PM)
Where is the report on Vincent Gray’s campaign finances?
(The Washington Post, December 20, 2015; 9:02 PM)
No budging by Virginia Republicans on Medicaid expansion
(The Washington Post, December 19, 2015; 7:06 PM)
FreshPAC’s chairman lobbying for Exelon was legal, but unseemly
(The Washington Post, December 17, 2015; 7:31 PM)
Virginia’s Supreme Court brushes off recommendations for reforms
(The Washington Post, December 15, 2015; 8:15 PM)
Another wasted year for D.C.’s streetcar to nowhere
(The Washington Post, December 11, 2015; 10:16 PM)
D.C.’s gas station fix comes up empty
(The Washington Post, December 11, 2015; 6:27 PM)
A win-win on health care in Virginia
(The Washington Post, December 6, 2015; 7:53 PM)
Prince George’s County gets it right on a case of police mistreatment
(The Washington Post, December 5, 2015; 6:53 PM)
Virginia lawmakers remain deaf to ethics reform
(The Washington Post, December 4, 2015; 7:59 PM)
Bridging Virginia’s pension gap
(The Washington Post, December 2, 2015; 10:02 PM)
Sacrificing the District to keep the federal government running
(The Washington Post, November 29, 2015; 7:12 PM)
Virginia adds insult to the injury of eugenics
(The Washington Post, November 28, 2015; 6:24 PM)
Looking out for D.C.’s homeless families
(The Washington Post, November 27, 2015; 8:16 PM)
A harvest of anti-Muslim hatred
(The Washington Post, November 24, 2015; 8:21 PM)
27 years locked up for a crime he didn’t commit
(The Washington Post, November 22, 2015; 8:14 PM)
Another tie-up on I-66
(The Washington Post, November 21, 2015; 7:45 PM)
An encampment for the homeless poses a key test for D.C.
(The Washington Post, November 20, 2015; 7:03 PM)
The District should do the right thing and compensate tax lien victims
(The Washington Post, November 18, 2015; 6:49 PM)
Another senseless death in police custody
(The Washington Post, November 15, 2015; 7:45 PM)
Election Day in Virginia was a carnival of cakewalks
(The Washington Post, November 5, 2015; 7:18 PM)
Metro’s attempt to pick a new leader falls apart
(The Washington Post, November 4, 2015; 8:07 PM)
Maryland needs better safeguards for lawsuit payouts
(The Washington Post, November 3, 2015; 8:03 PM)
Give this candidate a public hearing
(The Washington Post, November 1, 2015; 7:14 PM)
Can Neal Cohen fix what ails Metro?
(The Washington Post, October 31, 2015; 6:05 PM)
D.C. and Maryland test results look bad, but they show the rigor of new standards
(The Washington Post, October 30, 2015; 7:24 PM)
Virginia Republicans concoct a highway horror story about I-66 tolls
(The Washington Post, October 29, 2015; 8:49 PM)
Concerns about woman being ‘attacked’ are met with obliviousness by 911 dispatcher
(The Washington Post, October 28, 2015; 7:18 PM)