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All Opinions Are Local: August 9, 2009 - August 15, 2009

A Hard Call Kaine Probably Got Right

By Richard Cullen Richmond Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine’s Aug. 6 decision to grant only a conditional pardon in the case of the so-called “Norfolk 4” has satisfied no one, including The Post’s editorial page. I publicly supported the petitioners’ requests...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 13, 2009; 5:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mixing With the Crowd at a Health-Care Town Hall

By Jack Kinstlinger Sparks On Monday, I arrived at Towson University at 6:15 p.m. to attend Sen. Ben Cardin’s town hall meeting on health-care reform. It was a stiflingly hot and humid evening, so I expected a rather small crowd....

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 13, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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A Bethesda Speed Trap

S.D. Soopramanien Chevy Chase When my husband and I both picked up our first-ever speeding tickets during the same week and along the same westbound stretch of East West Highway between Connecticut and Wisconsin avenues in Bethesda, we figured that...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 12, 2009; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Hate Speech Against the Police

By Annyce Andresen Alexandria In his Aug. 9 Local Opinions commentary, “My ‘Crime’ on U Street? Offending the Police,” Pepin Andrew Tuma took pains to paint the police officers who arrested him as dangerous. Certainly, if true, their lying about...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 11, 2009; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Dodging Bicycles in D.C.

By Diane Gibbs Washington I live on a main avenue in the District. If I had a buck for every time I was almost hit by a speeding bicycle, I’d have a nice nest egg by now. Recently, I was...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 11, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Nothing 'Shocking' About This Arrest

By James Brady McLean I don’t find it “shocking” that Pepin Andrew Tuma ["My 'Crime' on U Street? Offending the Police," Local Opinions, Aug. 9] was arrested for disorderly conduct after walking past five or six police cars “engaged in...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 10, 2009; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A Page From Professor Gates's Script

By Steve Lenkart Alexandria In his Local Opinions commentary, "My 'Crime' on U Street? Offending the Police," Pepin Andrew Tuma wrote about his shock at being arrested by D.C. police after chanting in a public place (and directly in front...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 10, 2009; 5:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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STD Tests at High School?

Sekou Biddle Washington The program to provide STD education and testing is an important opportunity for District students and parents. For students, it provides critical information about a harsh reality of sexual activity. For parents, it offers another resource for...

By Stephen Stromberg  |  August 10, 2009; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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STD Tests at High School?

Celia Maxwell Washington There is broad agreement among District educators and health officials that testing high school students for sexually transmitted diseases is a good idea ["D.C. to Offer STD Tests in Every High School," front page, Aug. 5]. But...

By Stephen Stromberg  |  August 10, 2009; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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