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All Opinions Are Local: November 8, 2009 - November 14, 2009

A wider I-270: How two lanes beats four

By Phil Andrews Gaithersburg A recent state proposal to address traffic-choked Interstate 270 would add four lanes between Shady Grove Road and Urbana, and two lanes between Urbana and the city of Frederick. But after reviewing the state’s long-term traffic...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  November 13, 2009; 7:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Realizing Fort Totten's potential

By Nathan Weiner Washington I was elated to read that there is movement on the Cafritz Foundation project on the northeast side of Fort Totten [editorial, Nov. 9]. I live a block from the development site, and I welcome it...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  November 13, 2009; 7:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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ABC Privatization: The numbers don't add up

By Kevin M. Raymond Dale City On the Nov. 8 Local Opinions page, Garrett Peck presented an interesting historical treatise on Virginia’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) laws. Supporting Gov.-elect Robert F. McDonnell’s campaign promise, Peck cited the reasons why the...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  November 13, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The wrong way to win the right to marry

By Doug Mainwaring Potomac Same-sex marriage has been defeated by popular vote in 31 states, most recently in Maine. It has been legalized through court rulings or legislation in five. While legalization in these states is claimed as a victory...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  November 12, 2009; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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ABC privatization: Who would get hurt

By John J. Wolff Rockville Regarding Garrett Peck’s Nov. 8 Local Opinions article “Closing time for Virginia’s ABC stores”: Change always has losers and winners. If Virginia’s state-run liquor stores were privatized, the losers would be the hundreds of state...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  November 11, 2009; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Don't mess with Virginia's ABC stores

By Bob Hugman Woodbridge In his Nov. 8 Local Opinions piece, Garrett Peck argued for the privatization of Virginia’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) liquor stores. He stated that the ABC concept grew out of Prohibition and that “ABC was once...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  November 10, 2009; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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A Democrat for ABC privatization

By Lew Sherman Fawn Lake, Va. Regarding Garrett Peck’s Nov. 8 Local Opinions commentary, “Closing time for Virginia’s ABC stores”: As a Democrat, I’d venture to guess that there are a few who would call me a socialist, if not...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  November 9, 2009; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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