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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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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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Cantor the hawk -- except in his own back yard

The Jan. 24 front-page story "Obama and GOP clash on spending" reported that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and leaders in his chamber "plan to immediately pursue the deep cuts they promised in last fall's campaign." Mr. Cantor added...

By Patrick Dozier, Washington  | January 26, 2011; 6:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Va. Politics, Virginia, economy, military  
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Clearing hurdles to help wounded troops

I read with great interest Ann Scott Tyson’s Jan. 9 Metro story about the difficulties encountered by the charity called Troops Need You [“Despite red tape, group helps veterans’ families”]. Our experience has been different from that cited. Yes, there...

By Janet R. Southby, Washington  | January 14, 2011; 6:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., military  
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Toll mania in Hampton Roads?

Virginia's skin-flint nature has always called for tolls on roads. Now proposals to solve Hampton Roads' special transportation problems could mean more tolls than residents ever imagined possible. Virginia's road and bridge needs total some $100 billion, and the...

By Peter Galuszka  | December 8, 2010; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chesapeake Bay, HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, development, economy, energy, environment, military, real estate, recreation, taxes, traffic, transportation, wildlife  
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A business-friendlier Virginia, no matter the cost?

The Old Dominion usually ranks in the top four in the usual business media listings of the most business-friendly, tax-easy, anti-labor-union states. Yet, some politicians are so conservative that they want to squeeze even more blood from a rock....

By Peter Galuszka  | November 15, 2010; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Defense contracting clouds on the horizon, Peter Galuszka , October 28, 2010
The dodgy world of Southern history, Peter Galuszka , October 21, 2010
Google's winds of change in Virginia, Peter Galuszka , October 13, 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 bust that belongs at Virginia's D-Day memorial, washingtonpost.com editors , July 22, 2010
Virginia's 'separate reality' on handguns, Peter Galuszka , July 12, 2010
Why Stalin mattered to D-Day's success, washingtonpost.com editors , June 30, 2010
McDonnell wins with wind, Peter Galuszka , June 11, 2010
Cantor fights for unwanted jet engine , Peter Galuszka , June 9, 2010
Northrop Grumman chooses Virginia, Peter Galuszka , April 27, 2010
The New Walter Reed: Less Than 'World Class'?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 11, 2009
Readers Respond to Milloy on the Military, Washington Post Editors , March 24, 2009
A Valentine for a Marine, Gina Acosta , February 17, 2009
 
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