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All Opinions Are Local: April 11, 2010 - April 17, 2010

First, let's try
synchronizing the lights

Before we spend billions on road expansion, how about simply synchronizing the lights to keep traffic moving?

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  April 16, 2010; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic , traffic  | Tags: D.C. commuting. D.C. traffic, Lee Lofthus  
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Virginia, don't regress
on voting rights

Requiring Va. felons to write an essay as part of their application for voting rights would return us to an embarrassing era.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  April 15, 2010; 6:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  HotTopic , Va. Politics , Virginia , crime  | Tags: Bob McDonnell, Brian Moran, Virginia voting rights, va. felons right to vote  
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How felons might vote

It seems that the system Gov. Robert F. McDonnell advocates for restoring convicted felons’ right to vote would differentially disenfranchise people most likely to vote Democratic.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  April 15, 2010; 6:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Va. Politics , Virginia , crime  | Tags: Bob McDonnell, Virginia voting rights, va. felons right to vote  
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$474 in Va. taxes? That would be nice

David S. North’s April 11 Local Opinions commentary, “Why do I pay only $474 in Virginia income tax?,” painted an unrealistic picture based on his unique circumstances.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  April 15, 2010; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  HotTopic , Virginia , taxes  | Tags: David S. North, Lawrence Karch, Virginia age exemption, Virginia taxes  
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Unbuilding the Mall?

There is no structure on the Mall more important than the WWII memorial to be preserved for future generations.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  April 14, 2010; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , National Mall  | Tags: Eric Martin, Philip Kennicott, World War II memorial, the Mall  
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The guy in the windbreaker

My first thought was, “This looks like fairly heavy artillery, but it can’t be Him ..... where are all the motorcycles, the press and the 10,000 police that always seem to trail behind?”

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  April 14, 2010; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , parks  | Tags: Barack Obama, Fort Reno Park, Tom Satterwhite  
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A contract that puts 'children and teachers first'

The tentative contract agreement reached between the Washington Teachers Union and the D.C. Public Schools should be celebrated as the start of something exciting for our students and teachers, not simply the end of a turbulent period.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  April 14, 2010; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , schools  | Tags: D.C. teachers contract, George Parker, Michelle Rhee, Washington Teachers Union  
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Teachers make schools great

The conclusion one can come to from Mr. Escalante’s accomplishments is that poor children, with or without breakfast; with or without books, newspapers, magazines at home; with or without decent classrooms can and will learn — if they are taught.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  April 12, 2010; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , schools  | Tags: Caryn Ernst, D.C. schools, Jaime Escalante, Sho Maruyama, “Stand and Deliver”  
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Experience that counts in the Maryland Senate

The April 6 editorial “Time for an intervention,” opposing the education reform bill I led through the Maryland Senate, turned reality upside down. Of the two reform bills headed to conference committee, the Senate’s is the more thorough.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  April 11, 2010; 6:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland , schools  | Tags: Maryland senate, Montgomery teachers post, Paul G. Pinsky, education reform maryland  
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