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All Opinions Are Local: January 17, 2010 - January 23, 2010

Wearing two hats on the D.C. Council

What exactly does D.C. Council member Jack Evans do to earn his second six-figure salary? And for whom?

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  January 22, 2010; 7:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic  
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Dancing under Dupont

I’m fascinated by the idea of turning the abandoned trolley station under Dupont Circle into galleries [“For D.C. art activists, a buried treasure,” Metro, Jan. 22]. I suggest, as a compatible and important addition, including a new dance studio for ballet, ballroom, salsa, hip-hop, etc.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  January 22, 2010; 7:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C. , arts  
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D.C. crime bill isn't a cure-all

The Jan. 13 editorial “Don’t stop now” promoted D.C. Council member Jack Evans’s latest crime bill and said the council “dealt poorly” with the gang injunctions proposal he tried to pass last summer. According to the editorial, that proposal failed because “misinformation abounded, and the risk to civil liberties was greatly exaggerated.”

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  January 21, 2010; 7:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , crime  
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Haiti needs help, but so does the District

It is hypocritical of D.C. Mayor Fenty to speak about helping earthquake victims 700 miles from the United States while his government is not fulfilling its duty to relieve the suffering of the poor right here in the nation’s capital.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  January 20, 2010; 7:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  D.C. , Fenty  
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Fear not, Democrats: There are ways to win

David W. Marsden won this race because he looked at a double-digit deficit in the polls and the strong Republican headwind and did not give up. Instead, he challenged his team to come up with a winning strategy.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  January 20, 2010; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  HotTopic , Va. Politics , Virginia  
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RideOn Bus No. 36 isn't expendable

This is the only public transportation that drops off passengers at our school, and eliminating it will drastically affect those girls who have no other option. As one junior said the other day: “I don’t know how I’ll get to school.”

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  January 19, 2010; 6:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  HotTopic , Montgomery County , transportation  
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Virginia is right to limit felons' voting rights

There is no “disgrace” in Virginia’s policy of denying the vote to people who have committed serious crimes against their fellow citizens. It makes sense to require that certain minimum, objective standards of responsibility, loyalty and trustworthiness be met before individuals are allowed to participate in the sacred enterprise of self-government.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  January 18, 2010; 5:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  HotTopic , Virginia , crime  
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