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Perriello: A breath of fresh air in a tough fight

Say what you want about Tom Perriello, Virginia's 5th district congressman who is in a tough reelection fight. He does stick to his principles. Despite the intense anti-Washington mood that stretches from the 5th district's dying textile towns to...

By Peter Galuszka  | September 23, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, disability pay, economy, education, energy, environment, health care, public health, taxes  
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A budget surplus on the eyes of the poor

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell is hailed nationwide for managing to turn a $1.8 billion budget deficit into a $220 million surplus just after taking office. But critics noted that McDonnell apparently used smoke and mirrors tricks to achieve his...

By Peter Galuszka  | August 9, 2010; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Doubt Obamacare? Take a drive to Wise County

If you're a Washingtonian who doesn't understand why health-care reform is necessary, why not take a weekend trip? Jump in your car and drive southwest 400 miles for a little more than seven hours to Wise, Va., in the...

By Peter Galuszka  | July 23, 2010; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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The Disability Debate Redefined

By Marc Leffer Owings Mills, Md. As an occupational medicine physician in the Washington area, I have been following the debate over how to reform Montgomery County's disability retirement system. The diagnosis of disability varies from worker to worker and...

By Marisa Katz  | May 24, 2009; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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