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D.C. moves toward a safer strategy for youth rehabilitation
A bill before the council would provide much-needed changes to the law.
Should assaulting a Metrobus driver be a felony?
(The Washington Post, September 13, 2017; 7:31 PM)
Metro gets a surprise lifeline from an unlikely source
(The Washington Post, September 13, 2017; 5:00 AM)
Larry Hogan to Metro: Drop dead
(The Washington Post, September 6, 2017; 7:14 PM)
Fixing the ‘grocery gap’
(The Washington Post, August 30, 2017; 8:35 PM)
The District’s death wish for Metro
(The Washington Post, August 26, 2017; 6:41 PM)
The hard work of school reform is paying off in the District
(The Washington Post, August 22, 2017; 7:34 PM)
The ACLU is half-right about Metro’s violation of free speech
(The Washington Post, August 20, 2017; 7:08 PM)
Were D.C. police really held accountable in this man’s shooting death?
(The Washington Post, August 11, 2017; 7:00 PM)
Maryland is mired in a medical-marijuana morass
(The Washington Post, August 8, 2017; 7:43 PM)
Would selling naming rights for Metro stations really be worth it?
(The Washington Post, July 13, 2017; 7:26 PM)
The cancellation of a new FBI headquarters is illogical and embarrassing
(The Washington Post, July 11, 2017; 7:43 PM)
A new report shows just how far D.C. has come in fighting HIV/AIDS
(The Washington Post, July 10, 2017; 7:38 PM)
The Washington football team’s legal victory isn’t a win worth celebrating
(The Washington Post, July 4, 2017; 7:22 PM)
Don’t let a tragedy like the Grenfell Tower fire happen here
(The Washington Post, July 3, 2017; 7:28 PM)
Virginia’s governor still has time to save a mentally ill man from execution
(The Washington Post, June 29, 2017; 4:05 PM)
Would more evidence have changed the Catherine Fuller case’s outcome? We’ll never know.
(The Washington Post, June 28, 2017; 7:28 PM)
Trump makes a smart nomination — but snubs D.C. in the process
(The Washington Post, June 23, 2017; 7:26 PM)
Prince George’s residents deserve an answer to charges of systemic corruption
(The Washington Post, June 21, 2017; 7:24 PM)
Virginia deserves applause for its work to eliminate a rape kit backlog
(The Washington Post, June 19, 2017; 7:55 PM)
How D.C. public schools redesigned what it means to be a teacher
(The Washington Post, June 16, 2017; 7:32 PM)
Is SafeTrack’s conclusion ‘the end of the beginning’ — or worse?
(The Washington Post, June 8, 2017; 7:47 PM)
D.C.’s campaign finance office tells candidates it’s okay to ignore the rules
(The Washington Post, June 7, 2017; 7:16 PM)
The Post’s endorsements in Virginia’s gubernatorial primaries
(The Washington Post, June 6, 2017; 7:39 PM)
Virginia shrugs its shoulders at needy children
(The Washington Post, May 31, 2017; 7:19 PM)
Did nine D.C. council members really need to go to Las Vegas?
(The Washington Post, May 25, 2017; 7:24 PM)
This Purple Line ruling would be laughable — if the consequences weren’t so dire
(The Washington Post, May 24, 2017; 7:15 PM)
Was a Maryland stabbing death a hate crime?
(The Washington Post, May 23, 2017; 7:35 PM)
An infant starved to death on Christmas Day. We need to know what let it happen.
(The Washington Post, May 20, 2017; 6:37 PM)
Maryland Democrats’ faux redistricting reform
(The Washington Post, May 12, 2017; 7:24 PM)
Voucher critics are seizing on D.C. test scores. They’re missing the point.
(The Washington Post, May 5, 2017; 7:35 PM)
Larry Hogan takes the wrong track in attacking a federal judge
(The Washington Post, April 25, 2017; 7:32 PM)
Metro’s general manager has a smart plan for survival. Good luck.
(The Washington Post, April 19, 2017; 7:10 PM)
Two Republicans in Virginia pitch a free lunch. The third sticks to reality.
(The Washington Post, April 18, 2017; 7:23 PM)
In Maryland, a good compromise on immigration
(The Washington Post, March 26, 2017; 6:56 PM)
Virginia’s war on the poor gets a warning
(The Washington Post, March 19, 2017; 7:07 PM)
Don’t leave Metro gasping for oxygen
(The Washington Post, March 18, 2017; 2:04 PM)
Special-interest cash could kill bail reform in Maryland
(The Washington Post, March 15, 2017; 7:11 PM)
Metro needs reforms — and dollars
(The Washington Post, February 21, 2017; 7:32 PM)
Practicality — not politics — is what’s important in choosing the new FBI headquarters
(The Washington Post, February 18, 2017; 6:34 PM)
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)