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All Opinions Are Local: March 7, 2010 - March 13, 2010

Who's the extremist here?

It is clear to me that those opposed to Johari Abdul-Malik’s prayer are themselves extremists who use fear and hate to create division.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  March 12, 2010; 7:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  HotTopic , Va. Politics , Virginia , religion  
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Arlington’s budget binge

The Arlington County Board: not an adult in the room.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  March 12, 2010; 6:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Arlington , Virginia , taxes  
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In the classroom, notebooks or Netbooks?

There is nothing more annoying than the student next to you tapping away at her laptop, surfing Facebook, checking her e-mail, having a conversation on back to GChat, ..... no wait, what was that on PerezHilton.com?

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  March 11, 2010; 8:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic , schools  
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War abroad and violence at home

I am a retired 79-year-old teacher who was released from D.C. jail on Feb. 16, after serving a 25-day sentence for nonviolently protesting U.S. involvement in the war in Afghanistan. The stories I heard while incarcerated confirm my belief that when society fails to address the needs of the poor and underserved in our city, many of them respond by engaging in criminal acts.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  March 10, 2010; 6:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , crime  
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'Snowball fight' detective deserves a break

D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is absolutely correct in her apparent decision not to fire Michael Baylor, the detective who drew his weapon during a snowball fight in December.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  March 10, 2010; 7:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , guns , police  
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Maryland makes gains for the Chesapeake Bay

Maryland, perhaps unlike states in other areas of the country, has the laws, science and technology in place to address land application and alternative uses of manure.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  March 8, 2010; 7:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Chesapeake Bay , HotTopic , Maryland  
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Where has all the sparkle gone?

It’s not just the craters called potholes we’re left with after the blizzard of 2010; it’s the dull and drab landscape we have to look at.

By Anup Kaphle  |  March 7, 2010; 7:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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