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All Opinions Are Local: May 10, 2009 - May 16, 2009

GM and Its Dealers: A Future Worth Fostering

By Harry E. Criswell III Gaithersburg I am proud to be a Chevrolet dealer. I know many East Coast city dwellers believe General Motors is doing "too little, too late" to become a viable, strong company that makes cars for...

By Vince Rinehart  |  May 14, 2009; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  economy  
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Vouchers and D.C.: What a Good School Can Do

By Bruce B. Stewart Washington In 2003, two influential men of disparate political perspectives — D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams and President George W. Bush — united on the goal of giving educational choice to low-income children in the District...

By Vince Rinehart  |  May 13, 2009; 5:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  schools , vouchers  
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Park Service Plays Hardball on Fort Dupont Park

By Vincent C. Gray Washington With the arrival of warm weather, baseballs are once again flying on city ballfields. Many people want to see more D.C. youth, particularly underserved children living east of the Anacostia River, get the chance to...

By Vince Rinehart  |  May 13, 2009; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  parks , recreation  
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Standing Up for Barry

By David Fisher Edgewater As a conservative Republican, I never imagined a day when I would be writing a letter in support of D.C. Council member Marion Barry, but that is exactly what I am doing. Mr. Barry, who has...

By Vince Rinehart  |  May 11, 2009; 3:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Marion Barry , same-sex marriage  
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Mr. Barry Doesn't Speak for Me

By Niki Mitchell Washington D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) certainly does not speak for the entire black community regarding gay marriage in the District [“Uproar in D.C. as Same-Sex Marriage Gains”]. I am straight, I have been married...

By Vince Rinehart  |  May 11, 2009; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Marion Barry , same-sex marriage  
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