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Is there a Tea Party urbanism?

Many conservatives, especially Tea Party conservatives, strongly believe in removing powers and taxes from the federal government and transferring power to states and localities. At the moment, this view has strong support in Congress, especially the Republican-controlled House of...

By David Alpert  | February 9, 2011; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., DC Vote, Local blog network, Virginia, taxes  
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New life for 'no taxation, no representation'

Our license plates have long complained of "Taxation Without Representation." Now, one Republican congressman says he'd like to change that slogan to "No Taxation, No Representation." According to The Hill, freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) -- who said that...

By Martin Austermuhle  | February 7, 2011; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, DC Vote, HotTopic, Local blog network  
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D.C., under Congress's thumb

Regarding the Jan. 19 Local Digest item “New chairman for House D.C. panel”:Good to see that things are getting back to normal for the District in its relations with Congress. First, the GOP disenfranchises the taxpaying Americans who reside in the...

By Paul Carver, Arlington  | January 20, 2011; 7:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  D.C., DC Vote  
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A better road to the vote: Retrocession, with a twist

There is a new Congress in town, but The Post and others continue to push for what the last one would not do: Enact a purely political, and likely unconstitutional, plan to give the District a full-fledged and almost certainly...

By Michael Wein, Greenbelt  | January 8, 2011; 8:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, DC Vote, HotTopic  
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Keep fighting for voting rights

Ben Pershing’s Nov. 28 article, “For D.C. voting rights, window appears closed,” offered an overly pessimistic view of Washington’s future. If recent elections have taught us anything, it is that such bold, blanket predictions regarding the political future are almost...

By Ilir Zherka, Washington  | December 4, 2010; 10:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Dark times for D.C. voting rights

When Mayor-elect Vince Gray sits down with President Obama for lunch this Wednesday, D.C. voting rights will surely be on the agenda. But even if Gray complains about Obama's inattentiveness to the issue, there's not really much that the...

By Martin Austermuhle  | November 29, 2010; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., DC Vote, HotTopic, Local blog network, Vincent Gray  
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Older Entries in This Category »

"You don't see anyone suffering" in D.C.?, Aaron Morrissey , November 22, 2010
Meddling with D.C.? Gingrich did his share , Laurent Ross, Washington , November 8, 2010
Chaffetz moves up, Childers moves out, Martin Austermuhle , November 4, 2010
Fimian's cluelessness on D.C. voting rights, Martin Austermuhle , October 28, 2010
A Ken Cuccinelli for the District?, Martin Austermuhle , October 19, 2010
Don't dismiss D.C.'s shadow representatives, Billie Day , September 13, 2010
D.C. voting rights: Time for Norton to go, washingtonpost.com editors , August 16, 2010
A strategy for statehood, washingtonpost.com editors , August 6, 2010
D.C. voting: What Puerto Rico has, Eleanor Holmes Norton , August 2, 2010
D.C. voting: Don't forget retrocession, washingtonpost.com editors , August 2, 2010
D.C. voting rights: Get serious about statehood, washingtonpost.com editors , August 1, 2010
D.C. voting: Consensus would help, washingtonpost.com editors , July 30, 2010
'Tax fairness'? There's a better way, washingtonpost.com editors , July 4, 2010
A vote for retrocession, washingtonpost.com editors , June 29, 2010
Statehood is not a fallback position, washingtonpost.com editors , June 29, 2010
D.C. should vote like California, washingtonpost.com editors , June 15, 2010
D.C.'s constitutional reality, washingtonpost.com editors , April 26, 2010
A House vote for the District? Not at this price., washingtonpost.com editors , April 19, 2010
You can fight, but you can't vote, washingtonpost.com editors , October 23, 2009
No vote for the federal seat, washingtonpost.com editors , October 23, 2009
D.C. Needs a House Vote, Stephen Stromberg , July 3, 2009
Wrong Way on D.C. Voting Rights, Gina Acosta , March 10, 2009
D.C. Voting Rights and the Poison Pill, Marisa Katz , March 3, 2009
Voting Rights for D.C.?, Marisa Katz , January 28, 2009
 
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