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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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Let the black woman's pain be heard

Apparently Courtland Milloy is so disturbed by Tyler Perry's movie "For Colored Girls," that even when speaking of the FBI sting operation resulting in the arrests of Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson and his wife, Leslie, he still...

By M. E. Schertzer, Silver Spring  | November 18, 2010; 6:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  HotTopic, PG County, crime, domestic violence, media, race  
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Legal immigrants face driver's license woes

Colombian citizen Ledy Serrano was surprised to get a letter from Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles stating that there was something wrong with her driver's license. The mother of three had had one for about a decade, had committed...

By Peter Galuszka  | November 9, 2010; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Prince William County, Va. Politics, Virginia, crime, economy, immigration, police, race, traffic, transportation  
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Excellence comes first at Thomas Jefferson

I am an African American student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, and I am the president of the Black Student Association mentioned in the Oct. 31 front-page article "One thing elite N.Va. school doesn't do well:...

By Chantelle Ekanem, Reston  | November 4, 2010; 7:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  HotTopic, Virginia, education, race, schools  
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The dodgy world of Southern history

Popular histories about the Confederate States of America can be dodgy, as a recent controversy over a school textbook approved for Virginia fourth-graders shows. In her book "Our Virginia: Past and Present," author Joy Masoff claims that thousands of...

By Peter Galuszka  | October 21, 2010; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Confederate flag, HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, Virginia, education, history, media, military, parks, race, schools  
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The meaning of Confederate History Month

By John P. Williams Alexandria I found it ironic that The Post placed the article “Faces of the Civil War, staring out across the decades” above Robert McCartney’s column, “McDonnell’s laudable lead on Confederate past,” on the front of the...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 10, 2010; 8:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  HotTopic, Va. Politics, Virginia, race  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Obama's melancholy Richmond visit, Peter Galuszka , September 29, 2010
Who's stoking racial fires?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 23, 2010
Virginia's immigration Know-Nothings , Peter Galuszka , September 2, 2010
Don't forget who Kilpatrick really was, Peter Galuszka , August 17, 2010
Northern Virginia: New center of the hard right, Peter Galuszka , July 30, 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
Corey Stewart wants Virginia to be Arizona, Peter Galuszka , June 25, 2010
Coal plant splits rural Virginia town, Peter Galuszka , May 24, 2010
How 24 teens talk about race, washingtonpost.com editors , January 31, 2010
 
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