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Commandments removed from Va. school system

The up-and-down case of the Ten Commandments in a far southwestern Virginia school system has taken another turn -- this time down. The Giles County School Board on Tuesday decided that copies of the Ten Commandments set in framed,...

By Peter Galuszka  | February 22, 2011; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Choosing the wrong hospital

To read Rob Stein’s front-page story, “Reproductive-care restrictions at Catholic hospitals spark conflict, scrutiny” at 8 a.m. on Jan. 20 and, then, watch the Maryland Health Care Commission in action that afternoon was to experience parallel universes.In the first, real...

By Jill Brantley, Silver Spring  | January 25, 2011; 10:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Maryland, Montgomery County, faith, health care  
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Celebrate when you want

Not everyone in the Washington region who chooses to deck the halls early does so in an attempt to "stretch the season across as many weekends as possible to gain more pleasure and more time for all the gift-buying" ["Some...

By Crystal Calloway, Springfield  | December 10, 2010; 9:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic, faith, religion  
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One cheer for Virginia Republicans

At first glance, yesterday's election was an obvious rout of Democrats, with Virginia's Tom Periello, Rick Boucher and Glenn Nye losing their seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. The fate of Gerald Connolly isn't known yet. House Minority...

By Peter Galuszka  | November 3, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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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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'Young Gun' Cantor -- Main Street Republican

Bereft of ties and jackets, the three, trim congressmen, coyly glancing this way and that, stride purposefully toward the camera. "These are, The Young Guns!," says the announcer in an authoritative voice. It might have been a frat house...

By Peter Galuszka  | September 17, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Virginia's immigration Know-Nothings , Peter Galuszka , September 2, 2010
Northern Virginia: New center of the hard right, Peter Galuszka , July 30, 2010
Finally, McDonnell faces pushback, Peter Galuszka , April 22, 2010
Let there be solar power, washingtonpost.com editors , November 25, 2009
 
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