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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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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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Rough waters for George Allen

It's no surprise that George Allen wants his Senate seat back. The question for him is whether he understands how much the political landscape has changed in Virginia since his disastrous reelection run in 2006. Republican insiders say that...

By Peter Galuszka  | January 26, 2011; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Prince William County, Va. Politics, Virginia, crime, development, economy, energy, environment, housing, immigration, police, race, real estate, religion, taxes, traffic, transportation  
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Ham, mustard, chips, AR-15

The next time you are packing up that picnic lunch for a foray into a Virginia state park, you might want to include an AR-15 assault rifle or a Glock 19 automatic pistol with your mustard and ham sandwiches....

By Peter Galuszka  | January 20, 2011; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, Virginia, crime, domestic violence, guns, parks, police, public health, sports, tourism, wildlife  
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The new immigration battleground

Ever wonder why white opposition to darker-skinned immigrants seems to be centered in outer suburbs such as Prince William and Stafford counties? An analysis of new Census data provides the answer. The reason, the American Community Survey reports, is...

By Peter Galuszka  | December 15, 2010; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Prince William County, Va. Politics, Virginia, crime, development, economy, education, history, housing, immigration, police, real estate, religion, schools, traffic, transportation  
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How curious: Cuccinelli vs. Stewart

Holy demagogue! Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli is dissing the anti-illegal-immigrant "Virginia Rule of Law Campaign" masterminded by Corey A. Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. Stewart has based his campaign, which involves state legislation...

By Peter Galuszka  | November 29, 2010; 5:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Prince William County, Va. Politics, Virginia, crime, economy, immigration, media, police  
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Older Entries in This Category »

How to keep guns out of criminals' hands, Daniel Webster, Baltimore , November 25, 2010
Fair questions for the Fairfax police , Lisa M. Macey, Fairfax , November 19, 2010
Legal immigrants face driver's license woes, Peter Galuszka , November 9, 2010
Eric Cantor's layers of defense, Peter Galuszka , October 26, 2010
Who deserves a handicapped parking permit?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 23, 2010
What a week for Ken Cuccinelli, Peter Galuszka , August 3, 2010
What does the Arizona decision mean for Stewart?, Peter Galuszka , July 29, 2010
Questions about a private jail for immigrants, Peter Galuszka , July 20, 2010
Virginia's 'separate reality' on handguns, Peter Galuszka , July 12, 2010
Virginia's human trafficking problem, Peter Galuszka , June 1, 2010
The politics behind McDonnell's prayer policy, Peter Galuszka , April 30, 2010
Does Sheriff Jackson deserve a promotion?, Washington Post editors , April 23, 2010
'Snowball fight' detective deserves a break , washingtonpost.com editors , March 10, 2010
Making Amber alerts work, washingtonpost.com editors , February 19, 2010
A Bethesda Speed Trap, washingtonpost.com editors , August 12, 2009
Hate Speech Against the Police, washingtonpost.com editors , August 11, 2009
Nothing 'Shocking' About This Arrest, washingtonpost.com editors , August 10, 2009
A Page From Professor Gates's Script, washingtonpost.com editors , August 10, 2009
Ever Heard of Computers?, Marisa Katz , July 12, 2009
Lights Out in Montgomery, Marisa Katz , June 21, 2009
 
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