Latest from Robert McCartney

We can’t fight racism if Whites see any remedy as a threat and an insult

White fragility is on display as conservatives blast racial equity project in suburban schools.
  • Jun 14, 2021

Judge orders Virginia school district to reinstate teacher who said he wouldn’t use transgender students’ pronouns

The judge said Tanner Cross can head back to his job as a physical education teacher while his lawsuit against Loudoun County Public Schools proceeds.
  • Jun 8, 2021

Yet another D.C. regional group aims to overcome the east-west economic divide

Connected DMV wants greater cooperation within the area to remedy racial and geographic inequities.
  • Jun 7, 2021

Bowser’s record investment in housing won’t fully meet need, but she’s putting the suburbs to shame

Flood of federal dollars and new D.C. zoning plan could be game-changers for affordable housing.
  • May 31, 2021

Republican Glenn Youngkin has a surprisingly good chance of winning Virginia governorship

The wealthy newcomer could break the GOP’s 12-year losing streak in state, but Trump’s shadow looms.
  • May 17, 2021

Even in moderate Northern Virginia, GOP activists buy the ‘big lie’ about Biden’s election

Party faithful at Loudoun, Prince William conventions mostly agree with Trump that vote was illegitimate.
  • May 10, 2021

One name stands out as a new moniker for the Washington Football Team

Warriors? Red Tails? Presidents? More than 40,000 fans have sent in suggestions.
  • May 3, 2021

CEOs say they are committed to racially inclusive economic growth, but is it just talk?

A major regional business group formed a new equity council, citing both moral concerns and companies’ self-interest.
  • Apr 26, 2021

The past year has brought historic police reforms in D.C. region, and more could be on the way

Maryland and Virginia strengthened oversight of police misconduct. The District is considering shifting tasks from officers to civilians.
  • Apr 19, 2021

Silver lining: Pandemic triggers booms in D.C. region’s biotech, data center industries

Montgomery, Loudoun and Prince William counties welcome billions of dollars in investments.
  • Apr 12, 2021