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All Opinions Are Local: December 13, 2009 - December 19, 2009

A 'pure' GOP? Not if it wants to win in D.C.

By Bob Kabel Washington In January, the Republican National Committee will hold a members’ meeting in Hawaii. Up for discussion is a proposal called the “Resolution on Reagan’s Unity Principle for Support of Candidates.” This proposal is intended as a...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 18, 2009; 7:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic  
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Step back, doors closing -- sucker!

By Nicolas Wical Falls Church Normally, I am not one to complain about Metro service. I’m used to the crowds and the jostling. It comes with working in the District. But a recent morning’s trip was by far the rudest...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 18, 2009; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  HotTopic , Metro , Virginia  
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Betting where you bank?

By Mike McLaughlin, Laurel A politically and socially equitable solution to locating slot machines in Maryland would be to put the machines everywhere, like ATMs. This would mitigate concerns about slots having a disproportionate effect on people with lower incomes,...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 18, 2009; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic , Maryland , slots  
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Who knows best on charter schools?

By Dennis and Eileen Bakke Arlington Regarding Jay Mathews’s Dec. 14 column, “When is it time to close a charter?”: Mr. Mathews is usually right on the money, but this time he was off base in several ways. First, the...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 16, 2009; 6:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , schools  
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Nothing unnatural about same-sex marriage

By Kent Jeffreys Washington Anyone who claims to be defending “eternal verities” by opposing same-sex marriage, as does William Lloyd Stearman, should at least get his facts straight. First, marriage has always been a formalized method to control property and...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 15, 2009; 6:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , same-sex marriage  
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