The penalty for failing to follow a protective order is jail. That is hardly a disincentive to someone who is so hell-bent on getting revenge against his wife that he threatens to murder his children.
I’m a school principal in Hampton, Va. We were recently in Washington, and one of our students left her purse on the Metro at the Metro Center Station. Some good person discovered the purse and turned it in at the New York Avenue Station with all contents intact.
The March 22 Metro article “D.C. budget could keep 3 schools closed longer” aired the excuses of Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee and city officials about delays in rebuilding Bruce-Monroe Elementary School, but it ignored the voices of parents at the school who have advocated for improvements to the building for a decade.
Near the end of Ann Scott Tyson’s March 19 Metro article, “Ups and downs of riding Metro,” a frustrated Metro rider, Stephen Johnson, was quoted as saying, “Maybe someone needs to have a heart attack to get the Metro folks’ attention.” Sadly, as the article pointed out, that has already happened.
Massive resistance didn’t work in the 1950s, and it isn’t going to work now. Mr. Cuccinelli should attend to the responsibilities of his office and leave the policymaking to the policymakers.
The culture of the grocery stores needs to change. I have long fought with the checkout workers to simply leave my purchases alone so that I can put them back into the cart without any bags. They seem incapable of understanding my meaning.
Please tell Mr. Weast that there are plenty of “cool weather” crops that are harvested in the spring and fall.
Democratic leaders in Maryland’s statehouse have caved in to pressure from developers and municipalities that refuse to do their share to prevent the slow death of the bay.
Each day that we live, plan and build using fossil fuels like it’s the 1970s or ’80s, we bring ourselves, our descendants and all other life on Earth that much closer to a dramatically less livable world.