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All Opinions Are Local: August 30, 2009 - September 5, 2009

Judges Delayed, Justice Threatened

By Carl Tobias Richmond At the moment Barack Obama was elected president, four of 15 judgeships stood open on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. As I said in a Local Opinions commentary I wrote shortly after...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  September 3, 2009; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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On D.C. Schools, No News Is Good News

By Matthew Hammond Washington This past week has been notable in the more than 10 years that I have lived in the District. With children returning to school this past week, there has been one noticeable absence in The Post:...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  September 3, 2009; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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My Health-Care Story: A Controlled Experiment

By Tom Smerling Chevy Chase When my father died last year, I inherited a 15-inch stack of medical bills. I sorted it into two piles: Medicare vs. private supplemental insurance. The Medicare statements, I quickly discovered, required zero work. They...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  September 2, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Gun Owners' Next Victory in D.C.

By Robert A. Levy Washington The Supreme Court, in District of Columbia v. Heller, declared that Washington’s 32-year ban on all functional firearms violated the Second Amendment. Justice Antonin Scalia’s majority opinion, however, applied only to possession of guns in...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  September 1, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
 
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Squeezing Our Wineries

By Crystal Lal Cheverly Two articles in the Aug. 19 Food section got my blood boiling about an issue that I had greatly hoped was moving forward in Maryland: making local wines more available in farmers markets. One article pointed...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 31, 2009; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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