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All Opinions Are Local: May 24, 2009 - May 30, 2009

The Good and Bad of Traffic Enforcement

Anyone traveling around Montgomery County cannot fail to notice that the county government has declared a street war on its citizens. The amazing proliferation of cameras and other electronic entrapment devices, at a cost of millions of dollars, has rendered...

By Marisa Katz  |  May 24, 2009; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Montgomery County , traffic  
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Out of the Infield and Back on Track

By Patrick Hornberger Trappe, Md. Maryland racing officials never seem to get it until it's too late. This year they decided to eliminate the drunken infield party properly labeled the "Freakness" ["Race Officials Stand By Beer Restrictions for Pimlico Infield,"...

By Marisa Katz  |  May 24, 2009; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Pimlico  
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Wrong Way to Fight Gang Crime

By Tracy Velazquez Washington This Memorial Day, the District is starting the summer with a decline in crime. Homicides are down 22.6 percent from the same point a year ago, according to the D.C. police department, and violent crime in...

By Marisa Katz  |  May 24, 2009; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  D.C. , crime  
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The Disability Debate Redefined

By Marc Leffer Owings Mills, Md. As an occupational medicine physician in the Washington area, I have been following the debate over how to reform Montgomery County's disability retirement system. The diagnosis of disability varies from worker to worker and...

By Marisa Katz  |  May 24, 2009; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Montgomery County , disability pay  
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