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The Tea Party vs. smart growth

The Tea Party movement in Virginia has a new whipping boy: smart growth. One focus is Chesterfield County, the largest suburban area in the Richmond region, which has been beset with the woes of overbuilding and lax oversight for...

By Peter Galuszka  | March 7, 2011; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Prince William County, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, education, energy, environment, guns, housing, police, real estate, schools, transportation  
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Whose defense job gets cut?

With the federal budget being hotly contested, one wonders how many job cuts, especially in the defense sector, will be made across the region and which politician will get blamed for them. By one account, nearly 20,000 Virginia jobs...

By Peter Galuszka  | March 4, 2011; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  D.C., Maryland, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, guns, military  
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The real story in D.C.'s gun data

In his Feb. 8 front-page article “In D.C., wealthy take up arms,” Paul Duggan examined relevant data and then drew an irrelevant conclusion. First, the data: Since the Supreme Court’s June 2008 Heller decision overturning the District’s gun ban, 151...

By Robert A. Levy, Naples, Fla.  | February 11, 2011; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, guns  
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Is Webb's departure such a disaster for Democrats?

Jim Webb's long-awaited and unsurprising announcement that he will not seek reelection as U.S. senator from Virginia has the blogosphere buzzing about who's in, who's out and whose bench is simply too small. There seem to be a number...

By Peter Galuszka  | February 10, 2011; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Prince William County, Va. Politics, Virginia, economy, education, energy, environment, guns, media, military, taxes, traffic, transportation  
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Virginia's Tea Party needs to grow up

Is that yellow rattlesnake slithering back into its hole? It could be, since the Virginia Tea Party movement seems to be sputtering now that it has worked its way into the mainstream of state political activity -- namely the...

By Peter Galuszka  | February 9, 2011; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Don't rush to judge officers in Takoma Park standoff

I am happy to hear the police are going to review the shooting incident in the Takoma Park hostage standoff Friday. The possibility that the hostage, police officers, media, bank personnel, shoppers and others were at risk from rapid gunfire...

By Michael J. Bolton, Arlington  | February 2, 2011; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  HotTopic, Maryland, Montgomery County, Takoma, crime, guns, police  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Two states, two approaches to guns, James Morris, Lovettsville , January 25, 2011
What are these weapons for?, Linda Haile, Winchester , January 25, 2011
Which part of Baltimore?, Clarence D. Long III, Warrenton , January 25, 2011
Dodge City in Virginia, William Tunney, Grantsville, Md. , January 23, 2011
Ham, mustard, chips, AR-15, Peter Galuszka , January 20, 2011
How to keep guns out of criminals' hands, Daniel Webster, Baltimore , November 25, 2010
One cheer for Virginia Republicans , Peter Galuszka , November 3, 2010
Defense contracting clouds on the horizon, Peter Galuszka , October 28, 2010
Cuccinelli is the toast of the Tea Party, Peter Galuszka , October 11, 2010
Virginia's Tea Parties on top, Peter Galuszka , October 6, 2010
Where D.C. gets its guns , Martin Austermuhle , September 27, 2010
The real tragedy in three gun crimes, washingtonpost.com editors , September 20, 2010
'Young Gun' Cantor -- Main Street Republican , Peter Galuszka , September 17, 2010
Virginia protests too much on defense cuts, Peter Galuszka , August 10, 2010
A columnist shoots and misses on guns , washingtonpost.com editors , August 6, 2010
Northern Virginia: New center of the hard right, Peter Galuszka , July 30, 2010
Virginia's 'separate reality' on handguns, Peter Galuszka , July 12, 2010
Talking points won't heal D.C.'s youth, washingtonpost.com editors , June 17, 2010
Scaremongering over bid to repeal D.C.'s gun laws , washingtonpost.com editors , May 21, 2010
Ironies at a rally for the Constitution, washingtonpost.com editors , April 20, 2010
A House vote for the District? Not at this price., washingtonpost.com editors , April 19, 2010
'Snowball fight' detective deserves a break , washingtonpost.com editors , March 10, 2010
D.C. doesn't need more guns on the streets , washingtonpost.com editors , February 25, 2010
Why I stopped needing a gun, washingtonpost.com editors , January 26, 2010
Along the Potomac, an accident waiting to happen, washingtonpost.com editors , December 1, 2009
Gun Owners' Next Victory in D.C., washingtonpost.com editors , September 1, 2009
Guns in Virginia, Marisa Katz , January 30, 2009
 
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