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Practicality — not politics — is what’s important in choosing the new FBI headquarters
Transit, convenience, security and cost should be weighed, not localities’ immigration stances.
Diversity is on trial at a Virginia high school
(The Washington Post, February 13, 2017; 7:13 PM)
The Grand Old Party of disenfranchisement
(The Washington Post, February 10, 2017; 6:50 PM)
D.C. plans to become a sanctuary city. It should do so carefully.
(The Washington Post, January 22, 2017; 7:35 PM)
Too much legislation dies a silent death in Virginia
(The Washington Post, January 22, 2017; 7:31 PM)
Maryland’s liquor patronage system has to go
(The Washington Post, January 11, 2017; 6:39 PM)
Uber and Lyft’s arguments against fingerprinting make little sense
(The Washington Post, January 2, 2017; 7:19 PM)
Metro isn’t just broken. It’s also broke.
(The Washington Post, December 20, 2016; 7:19 PM)
Driving — and regulating — under the influence
(The Washington Post, December 12, 2016; 7:47 PM)
Let the Peace Cross stand
(The Washington Post, December 10, 2016; 7:44 PM)
Ka-ching! Gambling addicts’ problems just got worse.
(The Washington Post, December 7, 2016; 7:28 PM)
Trump has made a safe zone for fact-free discourse, and ‘pizzagate’ proves it
(The Washington Post, December 6, 2016; 12:48 PM)
What Metro needs to get ‘back to good’
(The Washington Post, December 1, 2016; 6:50 PM)
A scam to rip off the cognitively impaired deserves condemnation in court
(The Washington Post, November 29, 2016; 6:39 PM)
Relief for I-66 riders, at last
(The Washington Post, November 27, 2016; 7:09 PM)
Virginia’s would-be deporter in chief
(The Washington Post, November 26, 2016; 2:09 PM)
‘Pizzagate’ shows how fake news hurts real people
(The Washington Post, November 25, 2016; 6:06 PM)
Montgomery County’s unbreakable liquor monopoly
(The Washington Post, November 20, 2016; 7:18 PM)
Poverty shouldn’t be a crime
(The Washington Post, November 12, 2016; 6:15 PM)
Republicans attempt to rig the vote by suppressing it
(The Washington Post, November 7, 2016; 7:12 PM)
Behold, a bipartisan congressman
(The Washington Post, November 3, 2016; 7:20 PM)
It has come to this: It’s time to consider a federal takeover of Metro
(The Washington Post, November 1, 2016; 7:27 PM)
Forget the divestment diversion, Montgomery County
(The Washington Post, October 29, 2016; 5:54 PM)
An alt-right provocateur says the University of Maryland censored him. He’s wrong.
(The Washington Post, October 27, 2016; 7:29 PM)
A small victory, but Virginia’s abortion wars rage on
(The Washington Post, October 25, 2016; 7:46 PM)
The Post’s picks for Congress
(The Washington Post, October 22, 2016; 3:12 PM)
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)