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The D.C. Council's move toward sunshine

The Dec. 4 editorial "The D.C. Council, above the law?" criticized the approach of council member Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3) to drafting the Open Meetings Amendment Act of 2010 without recognizing that the legislation starts by including the council...

By Thomas M. Susman, Washington  | December 8, 2010; 6:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, Fenty, HotTopic  
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A needed conversation on welfare in D.C.

Recently, D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) and I introduced legislation that would — consistent with federal regulations — limit Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits to five years. My legislation, while imperfect and incomplete, is intended to...

By Marion Barry, Washington  | November 20, 2010; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, Fenty, Marion Barry, Vincent Gray, economy  
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Why was there no consideration of the Silver Line's security?

For several years, I have expressed the concerns raised in the Nov. 5 Metro story "Audit: Metro's Silver Line lacks security features." I contacted many who could have made a difference. I stressed the obvious: that the Metropolitan Washington Airports...

By Randy Atkins, Vienna  | November 10, 2010; 6:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DMV, Fenty, HotTopic, Metro, Virginia, development, traffic, transportation  
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Will Gray retreat on school reform? Here are 5 tests

By Richard Whitmire Arlington On Oct. 24, soon-to-be-departed D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and Mayor Adrian Fenty wrote a farewell in The Post’s Outlook section: “We’ve done our best. Now it’s up to you.” Wisely, and appropriately, they kept their...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 26, 2010; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, Fenty, HotTopic, Va. Politics, Vincent Gray  
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A Ken Cuccinelli for the District?

The District's attorney general, Peter Nickles, has drawn plenty of criticism for not being independent enough from the man who appointed him, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty. But just across the river, Virginians have had to deal with Ken Cuccinelli...

By Martin Austermuhle  | October 19, 2010; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, DC Vote, Fenty, HotTopic  
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Taxing our way to cleaner waters?

By John A. Boffa, Washington Regarding the Sept. 27 news story “Anacostia cleanup goal at issue”: I was stunned to read that D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) believes the city’s 5-cent tax on paper and plastic bags has...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | September 30, 2010; 6:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, Fenty, HotTopic, Mayor Fenty, environment, wildlife  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Michelle Rhee’s reforms have helped heal D.C. schools, washingtonpost.com editors , September 29, 2010
Who's stoking racial fires?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 23, 2010
The case for keeping Michelle Rhee, washingtonpost.com editors , September 14, 2010
Fenty vs. Gray: My urbanist choice, Dan Malouff , September 13, 2010
Fenty defends his 'tough decisions', Martin Austermuhl , September 13, 2010
Mr. Fenty and the Banneker contract: Setting the record straight, washingtonpost.com editors , September 10, 2010
Gray isn't wrong on parking complaints, David Alpert , September 10, 2010
How to clean up D.C. schools, washingtonpost.com editors , September 8, 2010
A narrow assessment of my role on the D.C. Council, washingtonpost.com editors , September 2, 2010
Our nation's capital of rats?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 2, 2010
Austermuhle to live-blog mayoral candidate debate, Washington Post editors , September 1, 2010
All my fears about Gray, summed up, Dan Malouff , July 16, 2010
A report card for Michelle Rhee, washingtonpost.com editors , July 8, 2010
When nickel-and-diming isn't enough, Topher Mathews , July 8, 2010
You can't tax obesity away, Vince Rinehart , May 28, 2010
Haiti needs help, but so does the District, washingtonpost.com editors , January 20, 2010
How We Can Hold the D.C. Council Accountable, Vince Rinehart , July 31, 2009
A New Threat to Victims of Domestic Violence, Vince Rinehart , July 31, 2009
Mayor Fenty MIA on Vouchers, Marisa Katz , March 5, 2009
 
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