Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

All Opinions Are Local: April 18, 2010 - April 24, 2010

iFile works great, so naturally Virginia is killing it

Our legislators have decided to make the process a little more real next year for 300,000 or so taxpayers by eliminating iFile, Virginia’s online income-tax filing service.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  April 24, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  HotTopic , Virginia , taxes  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Does Sheriff Jackson deserve a promotion?

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK Prince George’s County Sheriff Michael A. Jackson has kicked off his campaign for county executive against an unfortunate backdrop: the videotaped beating of a University of Maryland student in College Park by police. If I were still...

By Washington Post editors  |  April 23, 2010; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  HotTopic , Local blog network , Maryland , Prince George's County , police  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Good housing news? Depends on your perspective

Good news for the region's economy can be not so good for those looking for housing.

By Washington Post editors  |  April 23, 2010; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic , Local blog network , housing  | Tags: D.C. region housing, David Alpert, Local Blog Network  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Just when you thought drilling was safe

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK "Drill Baby, Drill" advocates, who include President Obama along with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, have been telling us that modern offshore oil technology is so modern that deaths and devastating spills are the problems of yesteryear. Think...

By Washington Post editors  |  April 23, 2010; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  HotTopic , Local blog network , Virginia , economy  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Ratcheting up the earmarks challenge

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK Eternal obliteration isn’t what earmarks deserve; they just need reform, House Republicans announced this morning. Virginia’s Bob Goodlatte led the GOP crew in inviting Democrats to swear off earmarks and use that money instead to whittle away...

By Paige Winfield Cunningham  |  April 23, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic , Local blog network , Va. Politics , Virginia , economy  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

A win-win scenario for Metro

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK In 2005, Metro modified the Orange Line to run fewer but longer trains during the morning rush. The idea was that by removing just a couple of trains each morning and cannibalizing their railcars to turn some...

By Washington Post editors  |  April 22, 2010; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  D.C. , HotTopic , Local blog network , transportation  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Cantor's office responds to earlier earmark rejections

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK As of this morning, Republicans are pushing for earmark bans going beyond the two I mentioned yesterday in my Washington Post blog. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, along with Eric Cantor and other GOP leadership held a press conference...

By Washington Post editors  |  April 22, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Finally, McDonnell faces pushback

Virginia legislators have finally ended the free ride they had been giving to Gov. Robert F. McDonnell since his January inauguration, although they have handed him a victory by cutting state funding for abortions.

By Peter Galuszka  |  April 22, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic , Local blog network , Va. Politics , Virginia , arts , day care , economy , faith , health care , media , pets , public health , taxes  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

What next for D.C. voting rights? Don't say 'only statehood'

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK It's tough not to be cynical about the future of the D.C. voting movement after what happened in Congress this week. Heck, it was tough not to be cynical last week, too. And last year, for that...

By Sommer Mathis  |  April 22, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C. , D.C. politics , DC Vote , HotTopic , Local blog network  | Tags: Congress, District of Columbia voting rights, Politics, United States House of Representatives, Washington DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

What Eric Cantor could learn from Ron Paul

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK Adorers and haters of Tea Party protesters at least agree that the federal government is spending a lot of money. But as liberals ignore conservative shrieks, both Democratic and Republican members of Congress are cutting back on...

By Paige Winfield Cunningham  |  April 22, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  HotTopic , Local blog network  | Tags: Eric Cantor, Ron Paul, Tea Party, earmarks, stimulus  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

You can't always see a driver's disability

By Neil Uscier, Alexandria In his April 20 letter, “Fairness at the parking meter,” John Sloan wrote of cars that have license plates for those with disabilities, “I’ve seen countless individuals arrive and depart from these vehicles without any obvious...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  April 21, 2010; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. , DMV , HotTopic , Virginia , health care , transportation  | Tags: Department of Motor Vehicles, Disability, License Plates, Parking meter, Virginia Transportation  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

FTA: Federal oversight musn't push riders away

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff told Congress that while he believes strongly in greater federal oversight of transit safety, it's important for that oversight not to diminish the usefulness of transit. When news first broke that the Obama...

By Washington Post editors  |  April 21, 2010; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Local blog network , transportation  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

The unintended effects of liquor moratoriums

The District Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration just renewed for five years a moratorium on new liquor licenses issued in Georgetown. This moratorium has been in place for over 10 years. Similar moratoriums exist in other neighborhoods, such as Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan.

By Topher Mathews  |  April 21, 2010; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Adams Morgan , D.C. , HotTopic , Local blog network  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Public broadcasting on the chopping block in Va.

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell could move ahead this week on aims of the Republican-dominated House of Delegates to slash state funding for public television and radio by about $2.2 million over two years, or 26 percent. Doing...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  April 21, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  HotTopic , Va. Politics , Virginia , economy , media  | Tags: Robert McDonnell, Virginia budget cuts, Virginia politics, public broadcasting  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Introducing the Local Blog Network

This week marks the start of an experiment with new content on All Opinions Are Local. A group of independent bloggers from around the region have agreed to come together in this space to share their thoughts and insights on...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  April 21, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  HotTopic  | Tags: Washington post local opinions, local blog network  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Our Local Blog Network

A group of independent bloggers from around the region have agreed to come together in this space to share their thoughts and insights on important local issues. Our team: David Alpert of Greater Greater Washington, Kenny Burns of Maryland...

By Washington Post editors  |  April 21, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Local blog network  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Ironies at a rally for the Constitution

It is most ironic that the “armed and angry” protesters at the “Restore the Constitution” rally are heirs not of the elite Federalists who created the Constitution in 1787 but of the grass-roots anti-federalists who passionately opposed the efforts of James Madison and others to create a strong central government.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  April 20, 2010; 7:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  HotTopic , Virginia , guns  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Protesters with selective outrage

I am appalled at the notion of armed protesters gathering to protest “the Democratic Congress’s capitulation to a ‘totalitarian socialism’ that tramples individual rights.”

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  April 20, 2010; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

A House vote for the District? Not at this price.

After all the effort that has been put into this, I am sad to say, that if this bill does pass with the current gun amendment, it will be more of a victory for the NRA than for the people of the District.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  April 19, 2010; 7:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  D.C. , DC Vote , HotTopic , guns  | Tags: D.C. gun rights, D.C. voting rights, District of Columbia v. Heller, Michael D. Brown  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Off Metrobus, back
into Mom's car?

On the Local Opinions page last fall, I recounted how my friend and I had our teenagers ride Metrobus from their high school in Fairfax to our homes near Tysons Corner. But now WMATA wants to eliminate our bus route.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  April 19, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic , Metro , transportation  | Tags: Jenifer Joy Madden, Metro cuts, WMATA cuts, Washington Metro  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company