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No union rights? Virginians are used to it

Wisconsin Republicans have scored a big victory in their fight against collective bargaining for public employees. In Virginia, however, teachers, police, firemen and other public service workers have long done without the right that public workers in 47 other...

By Peter Galuszka  | March 10, 2011; 6:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Va. Politics, Virginia, arts, child services, day care, economy, education, history, schools, taxes  
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Don't discourage D.C. artists

Regarding the Feb. 13 Arts story "A new NEA bomb: Too many arts venues?": National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman's for-profit Broadway sensibilities are clouding his judgment. He's supposed to be encouraging growth in the arts. Why go...

By Harry M. Bagdasian, Silver Spring  | February 16, 2011; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, arts  
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No 'censorship' of Smithsonian video

I have followed the controversy over the video at the National Portrait Gallery [letters, Dec. 28] with great interest, particularly the suggestion that by removing the film the Smithsonian Institution was encouraging censorship and that we are now on some...

By Carol A. Jackson, Gaithersburg  | December 30, 2010; 10:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, National Mall, arts  
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The true villains in the 'Hide/Seek' story

Clarification: Due to an editing error, an earlier version of this letter neglected to note the writer's past association with the Smithsonian Institution. The version below has been corrected. What hectoring faux bravery Philip Kennicott exhibited in the Dec. 24...

By Thomas Bower, Washington  | December 27, 2010; 6:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Art censorship on a slippery slope

I am, from time to time, extremely proud of The Post, but I had never been so much as while reading Philip Kennicott’s article on the “Hide/Seek” controversy. What a pleasure to read something that tells the story exactly right....

By Wallace Babington, Washington  | December 27, 2010; 6:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The conflicted Virginia university

Virginia's schools of higher learning are in the thick of national conflict on several hot-button research issues, according to a new publication of the American Association of University Professors. The most recent edition of the AAUP's "Academe: the Conflicted...

By Peter Galuszka  | November 10, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, Virginia, arts, development, economy, education, environment, health care, history, public health, schools, smoking, taxes, weather  
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