Regarding the Feb. 16 Metro article “D.C. Mayor Gray pulls bill that would’ve let him tap United Medical Center chair”:The D.C. government is looking for a buyer for United Medical Center, once known as Greater Southeast Community Hospital, which it...
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...
| February 9, 2011; 11:19 AM ET |
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Rather than mandating more time in gym class ["Va. assembly approves PE bill in effort to curb obesity in kids," Metro, Feb. 2], Virginia lawmakers could promote physical activity for schoolchildren by requiring municipalities to provide safe walking and bicycling...
The Jan. 24 Metro article “Virginia anticipates sharp criticism over disabled” presented a faceless, one-sided viewpoint, nebulously referring to “civil rights” issues that supposedly favor deinstitutionalization but missing the actual lives of some of our most vulnerable citizens.My sister has mental...
In a 2007 letter, I urged The Post to avoid using the term "mandatory" when reporting on Virginia legislation aimed at getting sixth-grade girls immunized against the human papillomavirus because that legislation allowed parents to "opt out" of the requirement....
Jonathan Chace, Chestertown, Md.
| January 26, 2011; 6:28 PM ET |
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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...