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All Opinions Are Local: November 22, 2009 - November 28, 2009

Maryland horse racing in the home stretch

By Jonathan Chris Earnshaw Washington My first great race track impression, among the many that stand out in my mind, came on a murky Christmas Eve. It was the battered, corrugated-iron grandstand at Bowie, with a bunch of blobby snow...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  November 27, 2009; 6:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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The Catholic Church makes itself heard

By Rosemary TenEyck Kensington Well, the Archdiocese of Washington is putting its money where its mouth is. It will pull back from District social services programs if the D.C. Council passes its same-sex marriage bill without significant amendment. It won’t...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  November 27, 2009; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  D.C. , same-sex marriage  
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Let there be solar power

By The Rev. Scott Benhase Washington There is a moral dimension to the energy choices we make, and, as conscientious individuals, we cannot ignore the impact our energy use has on the planet. Countless members of faith communities all over...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  November 25, 2009; 5:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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My health-care story: A 'death panel' of two

By Cheryl Jackson Logan Columbia At some point in the life of nearly every responsible adult who has a sick, elderly parent, there may come the opportunity to sit on a death panel. This month, while having a discussion with...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  November 24, 2009; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Gay Marriage in D.C.: Heroes in a righteous cause

By Samuel Johnson Crofton I was raised Roman Catholic, and as a youth I always dreamed of being married one day. But like so many closeted gay youths, that dream stayed silent within me because I truly wanted to be...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  November 23, 2009; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  D.C. , same-sex marriage  
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D.C. school vouchers: An opportunity for autonomy

By José E. Serrano Washington When I assumed the chairmanship of the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees federal payments to the District, I announced that I was not interested in being a second mayor. Toward that end, I have worked...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  November 23, 2009; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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