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All Opinions Are Local: October 3, 2010 - October 9, 2010

Politics and science don't mix

By Michael J. McPhaden Seattle I cheered Albemarle County Circuit Judge Paul M. Peatross Jr.’s August decision to reject Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II’s demand for private e-mails and other documents related to the research of a former University...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 9, 2010; 10:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  HotTopic, Va. Politics, Virginia, environment  
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Keeping the D.C. schools on track

By Victor Reinoso Washington In the wake of the District’s contentious mayoral primary, education advocates, journalists and interest groups are cheering or fearing the end of education reform in this city. It is too soon for either. Presumptive mayor Vincent...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 9, 2010; 10:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, education  
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Putting Washington teens back to work

By Nicole M. Coomer and Walter J. Wessels The fact that one in four teens in the labor force nationwide is unemployed is disturbing. The fact that, on average, one out of every two teens in the District’s labor force...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 9, 2010; 9:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  D.C., economy  
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A vote for ambulance fees is a vote for the poor

By Duchy Trachtenberg Bethesda When I read the Oct. 6 Metro article “Leggett proposes cuts in public safety services,” I was reminded again of how a vocal minority can use fear and misinformation to wage a political battle and win....

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 8, 2010; 6:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  HotTopic, Maryland, Montgomery County  
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What's U-Va. trying to hide?

By Franklin B. Olmsted La Plata The investigation by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) of climate researcher Michael E. Mann might well be as misguided as The Post said in the Oct. 6 editorial “Witch hunt, part two.”...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 8, 2010; 6:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Virginia, environment  
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Sonny Jurgensen all over again

By Stephen J. Stahley Westminster, Md. Regarding the Oct. 4 Sports article “A return to victory”: As a lifelong fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, it feels as if I am suffering deja vu all over again. When I was a...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 8, 2010; 6:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C., sports  
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Fimian should try playing Connolly's game

Taking your opponent's words grossly out of context is par for the course in politics, but Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly pushed that tactic to the brink of absurdity this week. The Democratic incumbent launched a new TV ad that...

By Paige Winfield Cunningham  | October 8, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, Virginia  
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The best coffee shops around

I really enjoyed Tim Carmen’s column in last week’s City Paper about coffee shops around Greater D.C. Since I moved, I’ve made it a goal to visit all of the local shops in Arlington and D.C. I’ve actually been...

By Rob Pitingolo  | October 8, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, Local blog network  
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Sneak peek of the Georgetown Library

On Tuesday night, the D.C. Public Library Foundation, a nonprofit that supports the mission of the District public libraries, opened the doors of the soon to be finished Georgetown Library to the group’s donors. The crowd was given the...

By Topher Mathews  | October 8, 2010; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., Georgetown, Local blog network  
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Thumbs down for the AU 'Wonks'

By Evan Van Tassell Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Regarding the Sept. 24 front-page article “American University, now home to the ‘American wonk’ ”: Colleges’ self-prescribed labels often end up misleading prospective students, and universities should stop trying to label their students with...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 7, 2010; 9:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic  
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Metro map makeover in the cards

WTOP's Adam Tuss reports that the WMATA system map, as iconic a piece of modern Washingtoniana as there is, will be undergoing some big changes in the near future to accommodate the expansion to Dulles International Airport and (sigh)...

By Aaron Morrissey  | October 7, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Has the U.S. gone from can-do to can't?

When I read yesterday that Switzerland is working on a 35-mile-long high-speed rail tunnel through the Alps, my jaw dropped. Not just high-speed rail, but high-speed rail in a freaking 35-mile-long tunnel. Can you imagine the United States building...

By Dan Malouff  | October 7, 2010; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, transportation  
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Ambulance fees would burden the poor

By John T. Bentivoglio Chevy Chase The Oct. 4 editorial “The case for ambulance service fees” dismissed several troubling aspects of such fees and ignored evidence that they could risk lives and have unintended consequences. Your readers deserve a more...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 7, 2010; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  HotTopic, Montgomery County  
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Maryland bike law isn’t enough

By Will Urquhart Bethesda Regarding the Oct. 1 Metro article “Law to protect bicyclists gets underway in Md.,” about a new law in Maryland to keep drivers at least three feet from bicyclists on the road: As a biker, I...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 7, 2010; 8:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Maryland, traffic, transportation  
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Top 10 historic train stations

Train stations are the perfect nexus of transit and architecture geekdom. Obviously, I love them. Since I also like to make lists, and since the DC area is fortunate enough to have several excellent examples of historic depots, here...

By Dan Malouff  | October 6, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, Local blog network  
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Virginia's Tea Parties on top

Virginia's Tea Party movement has grown with a vengeance to become what some observers say is the best organized such movement in the country. Its success, and strident resentment of current politics, will be in evidence Friday and Saturday...

By Peter Galuszka  | October 6, 2010; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, Virginia, arts, development, economy, education, energy, environment, faith, guns, health care, history, religion, schools, taxes, traffic, transportation, vouchers  
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How the Montgomery schools stand out

By Patricia O’Neill and Jerry D. Weast Rockville In his Oct. 3 Local Opinions commentary, “Among Maryland schools, Montgomery’s success is no outlier,” John C. Larson questioned the level of success of the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) by ranking...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 6, 2010; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  HotTopic, Montgomery County, education  
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Putting the brakes on food trucks

By Chris A. Pabon Washington In the Oct. 2 Metro article “A food fight on D.C.’s streets,” the Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and restaurant owners seem determined to use draconian measures to put a stop to the vibrant food-truck scene....

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 5, 2010; 6:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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McDonnell still pushing for WMATA seats

It's been many months since Gov. Bob McDonnell made a play to take half of the Virginia seats on the WMATA Board away from Northern Virginia, but if you thought the issue was dead, it's far from it. After...

By David Alpert  | October 5, 2010; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Local blog network, Metro, Virginia, transportation  
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He's BAAAAACK!

Just in time for the November elections, Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli has rolled out another grandstanding play. After a local judge tossed out his five civil investigative demands regarding the global warming research of a former University of...

By Peter Galuszka  | October 5, 2010; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, Virginia, crime, economy, education, energy, environment, public health, taxes, weather, wildlife  
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Hey, Montgomery voters, who wants candy?

Last week, the Maryland Court of Appeals did the right thing and reinstated a November referendum to let voters decide whether Montgomery County should impose fees for use of county ambulances. “Right thing?” you ask. Is Your Blogger in...

By Keith Berner  | October 5, 2010; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Maryland, Montgomery County  
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Poverty is everyone's problem

By Christopher Fay Falls Church Carol Morello and Dan Keating’s Sept. 29 front-page article, “D.C., region show disturbing rises in childhood poverty,” shed important light on the growing gap between the “have and have-nots” in our area. This discrepancy is...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 4, 2010; 7:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Video: Michelle Rhee's regrets and ambitions

In an interview this afternoon with the Post editorial board's Jo-Ann Armao, D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee spoke frankly about the future of her position, her greatest regret and accomplishment, and what she thinks of her portrayal as "superwoman" in...

By Washington Post editors  | October 4, 2010; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, education  
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So can we call it Molly's Law?

Has Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett been catching up with DCist's biggest stories? Perhaps, since this idea is a natural response to the comments on our posts about Molly, who was dog-napped from outside the P Street Whole Foods...

By Aaron Morrissey  | October 4, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, Local blog network, Maryland, Montgomery County, pets  
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Bikeshare has to hold on to its stations

Last week, news broke that District Department of Transportation scrapped the planned Capital Bikeshare station destined for the southeast corner of Lincoln Park on Capitol Hill. DDOT cited "citizen concerns" for the decision, although some Capitol Hill residents were...

By Rob Pitingolo  | October 4, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, Local blog network, transportation  
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The end of school reform in the District

By Terrance Lynch Washington While I appreciated the hopeful, “keep it moving forward” tone of the Sept. 19 Local Opinions pieces, “A chance to learn from Rhee’s mistakes” and “D.C. school reform marches on,” which claimed that school reform will...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 4, 2010; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Mayor Fenty, Vincent Gray, education  
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