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Dear Marriott: Counting on Metro for that big move? Think again.
(The Washington Post, October 21, 2016; 7:04 PM)
Term limits would pointlessly purge Montgomery County Council members
(The Washington Post, October 19, 2016; 7:08 PM)
A baby is dead in Virginia. Now will the state do something about texting while driving?
(The Washington Post, October 18, 2016; 8:06 PM)
Pulling Metro out of its death spiral
(The Washington Post, October 15, 2016; 6:04 PM)
Metro moves — slowly — toward a safer system
(The Washington Post, October 12, 2016; 6:50 PM)
Another rotten prison in Maryland
(The Washington Post, October 9, 2016; 8:23 AM)
On the menu: More revenue for Fairfax
(The Washington Post, September 24, 2016; 2:31 PM)
The African American Museum showcases the horror and the beauty of our past
(The Washington Post, September 22, 2016; 7:32 PM)
There’s still more to find out about Vincent Gray’s shadow campaign
(The Washington Post, September 16, 2016; 7:02 PM)
Is Maryland giving rape victims short shrift?
(The Washington Post, September 15, 2016; 6:55 PM)
Surprise! Metro is still dysfunctional.
(The Washington Post, September 14, 2016; 5:48 PM)
One year, two disturbing deaths and no answers at a Virginia jail
(The Washington Post, September 13, 2016; 6:39 PM)
How the testing opt-out movement hurts low-income students
(The Washington Post, September 12, 2016; 7:15 PM)
Larry Hogan’s recipe for sky-high popularity
(The Washington Post, September 11, 2016; 7:11 PM)
Robert McDonnell gets freedom from jail — but not from disgrace
(The Washington Post, September 9, 2016; 6:42 PM)
D.C. is evicting tenants for no good reason
(The Washington Post, September 8, 2016; 7:28 PM)
Cathy Lanier is right: D.C.’s justice system is beyond broken
(The Washington Post, September 7, 2016; 7:09 PM)
Virginia Republicans’ essentially racist project
(The Washington Post, September 5, 2016; 6:38 PM)
‘Steady progress’ in D.C. schools
(The Washington Post, September 3, 2016; 5:35 PM)
Starting school after Labor Day will hurt Maryland students
(The Washington Post, September 1, 2016; 7:25 PM)
NIMBYism in Ward 3
(The Washington Post, August 27, 2016; 6:17 PM)
Same-sex marriage is legal. Virginia’s constitution should catch up with the law.
(The Washington Post, August 25, 2016; 7:37 PM)
An outpouring of support after the Silver Spring explosion
(The Washington Post, August 24, 2016; 7:01 PM)
Does Airbnb ‘belong’ in D.C.?
(The Washington Post, August 19, 2016; 9:25 PM)
Universities shouldn’t be exempt from D.C. property taxes
(The Washington Post, August 19, 2016; 9:23 PM)
Maryland’s cruel crackdown on family affection
(The Washington Post, August 18, 2016; 7:16 PM)
Jeffrey Thompson is rightfully headed for prison
(The Washington Post, August 17, 2016; 7:07 PM)
The District’s formidable police chief bows out
(The Washington Post, August 16, 2016; 7:26 PM)
For Baltimore rape victims, added pain
(The Washington Post, August 13, 2016; 3:59 PM)
Too many defendants in Maryland are in jail instead of in treatment
(The Washington Post, August 11, 2016; 7:40 PM)
The systemic racism in Baltimore’s police force
(The Washington Post, August 10, 2016; 7:34 PM)
Sucker punch for the Purple Line
(The Washington Post, August 6, 2016; 2:47 PM)
The collapse of the Chandra Levy case demands a reassessment of jailhouse informants
(The Washington Post, August 5, 2016; 7:07 PM)
The transit union needs to get on board with Metro accountability
(The Washington Post, August 4, 2016; 6:45 PM)
Vincent Orange’s clear conflict of interest on the D.C. Council
(The Washington Post, August 3, 2016; 7:02 PM)
Remembering Zelda Fichandler, who brought D.C.’s theater scene to life
(The Washington Post, August 2, 2016; 7:35 PM)
Where Montgomery County courts are getting it right on domestic violence cases
(The Washington Post, August 1, 2016; 7:16 PM)
A step forward for mentally ill defendants
(The Washington Post, July 31, 2016; 6:48 PM)
Could sacrificing late-night service for more maintenance help Metro?
(The Washington Post, July 30, 2016; 8:48 PM)
Colorado gives D.C. a reason to tread carefully on recreational marijuana
(The Washington Post, July 29, 2016; 6:46 PM)
Unions kill a smart arbitration proposal in Montgomery County
(The Washington Post, July 28, 2016; 6:58 PM)
Virginia’s voting rights debacle
(The Washington Post, July 26, 2016; 7:34 PM)
The Fairfax County School Board’s failure on transgender protections
(The Washington Post, July 24, 2016; 7:25 PM)
Hillary Clinton picks a strong running mate in Tim Kaine
(The Washington Post, July 22, 2016; 8:29 PM)
Republicans shouldn’t scoff at D.C. statehood
(The Washington Post, July 22, 2016; 8:09 PM)
Beltway traffic near the Intercounty Connector has eased. Coincidence?
(The Washington Post, July 21, 2016; 7:09 PM)
Prosecutors’ confounding recommendation that Jeffrey Thompson avoid jail time
(The Washington Post, July 20, 2016; 9:34 PM)
Metro’s hot mess: Constant air-conditioning failures
(The Washington Post, July 19, 2016; 8:34 PM)
After a fatal shooting, D.C. police choose accountability in releasing body-cam video
(The Washington Post, July 15, 2016; 9:06 PM)