Why D.C.’s high-profile shootings are such a huge problem

Mayor Bowser must make addressing crime her No. 1 priority — before it's too late.

Karen Hastie Williams was a trailblazer and a voice to remember

She upheld her family legacy while creating her own.

As bullets fly in D.C., city leaders focus on ‘police reform’ — and offenders can breathe easy

The chief preoccupation of lawmakers and public safety advocates is police reform. The crime crisis comes in a distant second.

Thomas Jefferson High School’s new admissions policy is the right course

The change gives deserving low-income students in Fairfax County the ability to attend our local accelerated high school program.
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Disappointed by the C&O Canal towpath’s disrepair

The trail from Pennyfield Lock to Georgetown is filled with mud-filled ruts and washouts.
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Virginia’s mental health hospitals must be restored

The commonwealth must reexamine its entire program to treat people with mental illness.
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Lafayette Square is open again, but it’s different now

I see how fragile everything is now. The park, the city, my life — it’s only possible with democracy. A democracy that must be defended.
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Virginia’s mental health hospitals are burdened by patient dumping

Admissions at state hospitals have ballooned and are now overloading the system.
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Defund VMI? Not so fast.

A sexual assault problem at VMI may be representative of a sexual assault problem in America's colleges.
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The Virginia governor’s race needs a big idea

Though Virginia isn’t exactly axle-deep in ditch water, it looks increasingly like it’s in a growth rut.
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D.C. Council’s slapdash approach to taxing the rich could have troubling consequences

Instead of raising taxes for the sake of raising taxes, the council should let a tax revision commission carefully study the pros and cons.

A first-grader’s death and mayhem at Nationals Park reflect D.C.’s worsening gun epidemic

In the nation’s capital, gun violence is an epidemic — a full-blown crisis — and now the unspeakable, unacceptable result is a rising first-grader’s obituary.

John M. Langston left an enduring legacy. His name was the right choice to replace Lee Highway.

At a time when opportunities for public service were all but foreclosed to Black Americans, Langston managed to make a mark, and leave a legacy, that endure.

VMI’s funding is rightfully at stake as accounts of sexism and racism multiply

Without such a change, a consensus will likely form that the nation’s oldest state-supported military college has become an embarrassment to Virginia.

Virginians deserve to know where Glenn Youngkin stands on abortion

The Republican nominee for Virginia governor has mastered the art of political dissembling.
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A mean-spirited attack on art

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Dominating democracy

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A child’s education shouldn’t be a ‘battle’

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D.C. must do something about the crime

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Readers critique The Post: Strong feelings on food (especially garlic powder)

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Readers critique The Post: The atrocities in Tigray are horrific

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Readers critique The Post: Two days after the Surfside condo collapse was the wrong time for speculation

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Readers critique The Post: Examples of highly effective — and ineffective — art

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Readers critique The Post: When it comes to tennis, as with other things, women exist, too

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