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All Opinions Are Local: October 11, 2009 - October 17, 2009

Preserving Free Speech on Campus

By Will Creeley New York Thank you for opposing state Sen. Andrew P. Harris's ill-considered crusade to intimidate Maryland's public colleges and universities into censorship ["Rated XXX," editorial, Oct 12]. By bullying Maryland schools into drafting policies to regulate the...

By Stephen Stromberg  |  October 16, 2009; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Tags: censorship  
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Invisible 'Burden'

By David Mckissick Manassas All this talk about the "burden" of an increase in the gas tax is bizarre, because gasoline prices fluctuate so often that we have become accustomed to the price changing constantly. I hardly notice the changes...

By Stephen Stromberg  |  October 16, 2009; 1:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: taxes  
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D.C., Keep Your Taxis

By William T. Coleman Alexandria In the Oct. 11 Local Opinions article "In Bribe Case, a Taste of Regulation's Perils," Samuel R. Staley argued that the District's continuing "move toward restricting the supply of taxis" benefits larger taxicab companies thereby...

By Stephen Stromberg  |  October 16, 2009; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Jefferson on the Web

By Telen W. Ozier Washington This month, I took an out-of-town visitor on my favorite tour -- the Washington Monument and memorials at night. It was past 10 p.m. when we climbed the steps of the Jefferson Memorial, looked back...

By Stephen Stromberg  |  October 16, 2009; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Marriage Equality's False Divides

By Dennis W. Wiley and Robert M. Hardies Washington As the struggle for marriage equality moves to the nation's capital, the District of Columbia is debunking many of the myths surrounding this important human rights issue. For instance, few would...

By Stephen Stromberg  |  October 16, 2009; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Tags: lgbt, marriage, religion  
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In Layoffs and Test Scores, Pain and Gain for D.C. Schools

By Katherine Bradley and John Hill Washington Amid the controversy over the D.C. public school system's Oct. 2 layoffs of more than 220 teachers, a novel and important fact keeps getting buried. The District's layoffs did not follow the tradition...

By Stephen Stromberg  |  October 16, 2009; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Tags: Rhee, education, layoffs, schools  
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My Endorsement: The Best Choice for Virginia

The Post is asking readers to make the case for their favored candidate in the Virginia governor’s race in 200 words or less. By Tom Greeson Reston Supports: R. Creigh Deeds Party Identification: Democrat 2005 Vote: Timothy M. Kaine My...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  October 13, 2009; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  My Endorsement , Va. Politics  | Tags: Deeds, Virginia, election, governor  
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My Health-Care Story: Over 50 and Out of Luck

By John Hewko Washington I am a Republican who did not vote for President Obama, but I support his health-care initiative because I have just experienced first-hand our system's dysfunctional wrath -- and it isn't pretty. Recently, I left my...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  October 13, 2009; 9:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  health care , public health  | Tags: health care, insurance  
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My Endorsement: Hope From McDonnell

The Post is asking readers to make the case for their favored candidate in the Virginia governor’s race in 200 words or less. By Nancy New Glen Allen Supports: Robert F. McDonnell Party Identification: Republican 2005 Vote: Jerry W. Kilgore...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  October 13, 2009; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  My Endorsement , Va. Politics  | Tags: Virginia, election, governor  
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My Endorsement: Honest With the People

The Post is asking readers to make the case for their favored candidate in the Virginia governor’s race in 200 words or less. By Nancy Martin-Finks Harrisonburg Supports: R. Creigh Deeds Party Identification: Independent 2005 Vote: Timothy M. Kaine Does...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  October 12, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags: Deeds, Virginia, election, governor  
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My Endorsement: Values Matter

The Post is asking readers to make the case for their favored candidate in the Virginia governor’s race in 200 words or less. By Tamasine Wood-Creighton Leesburg Supports: Robert F. McDonnell Party Identification: Republican 2005 Vote: Did not vote. Twenty-seven...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  October 11, 2009; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Tags: McDonnell, Virginia, election, governor  
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