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All Opinions Are Local: February 21, 2010 - February 27, 2010

D.C. doesn't need more guns on the streets

The next time Mr. Palmer is walking with a male companion down a dark street in a dodgy neighborhood, will his attackers simply shoot both of them on sight, rather than attempting the more cumbersome route of assaulting them with fists or feet?

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  February 25, 2010; 7:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , guns  
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How to trash the National Mall

By Jane Barrett Silver Spring In response to Matt Engel’s post “How to fix the Mall”: Yes, that’s just what we need: More restaurants, shops, cafes to open and then go out of business, and more trash. Plus those nonporous...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  February 25, 2010; 7:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. , National Mall  
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How to fix the National Mall

By Matt Engel Silver Spring Michael Ruane’s Feb. 19 article, “Fine-arts panel enthusiastic about plan to overhaul Mall” speaks to a refurbishment that clearly needs to happen on the Mall. Unfortunately, it appears that the plan being considered is short...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  February 24, 2010; 6:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , National Mall  
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A problem like Marion Barry

What’s the right response to allegations of corruption involving D.C. Council member Marion Barry?

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  February 24, 2010; 8:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. , D.C. politics , HotTopic , Marion Barry  
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Let Virginians see how their legislators are voting

One important feature is lacking from the Virginia General Assembly's Web site. While recorded votes can be retrieved by bill number, they cannot be compiled using a member’s name.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  February 22, 2010; 7:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic , Va. Politics , Virginia  
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Montgomery on top

I want to salute Montgomery County for its efforts during snowmageddon. I believe Montgomery did the best job of clearing major routes as well as side streets.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  February 22, 2010; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland , Montgomery County , weather  
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The case for Chicago

Chicagoans scoff at the District’s inability to remove a big snowfall, while D.C. denizens point out that Chicago has never had a snowfall on a single day that rivals our recent storm. But Chicagoans have lived through significantly snowier years.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  February 22, 2010; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. , weather  
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Lapsing into a snowma

It seems that the major snowstorms that hit us this month reinforced for others a sense of community and belonging, of innovative ways to keep occupied while hunkered down in a blizzard, of strategies for not going crazy while cooped up with the kids. But what I will remember most from this unprecedented snow is the discovery that my house is a wreck.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  February 21, 2010; 5:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  HotTopic , Maryland , weather  
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