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No union rights? Virginians are used to it

Wisconsin Republicans have scored a big victory in their fight against collective bargaining for public employees. In Virginia, however, teachers, police, firemen and other public service workers have long done without the right that public workers in 47 other...

By Peter Galuszka  | March 10, 2011; 6:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Va. Politics, Virginia, arts, child services, day care, economy, education, history, schools, taxes  
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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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An "official" fish for Virginia

Dealing as they do with weighty matters, the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday conferred the honor of "official saltwater fish" to the striped bass, otherwise known to Southerners as the "rockfish." In many ways, this is cause for...

By Peter Galuszka  | February 23, 2011; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Commandments removed from Va. school system

The up-and-down case of the Ten Commandments in a far southwestern Virginia school system has taken another turn -- this time down. The Giles County School Board on Tuesday decided that copies of the Ten Commandments set in framed,...

By Peter Galuszka  | February 22, 2011; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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HOT lanes: Don't fence us in

One reason that Arlingtonians and Alexandrians are unhappy with The Post editorial board's relentless drumbeat to widen highways in those jurisdictions ["Arlington County wins a battle over HOT lanes but may lose a war," Feb. 10] is that they already...

By Peter Harnik, Arlington  | February 21, 2011; 7:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  DMV, Metro, Va. Politics, Virginia, traffic, transportation  
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Dead ends for Arlington traffic woes, Carolyn Clark Miller, Alexandria , February 16, 2011
Bridging Virginia and D.C., William K. Stover, Arlington , February 16, 2011
McDonnell MIA on Metro funding, David Alpert , February 16, 2011
Va. boat bill: More than just a tax cut for the rich? , Peter Galuszka , February 14, 2011
Is Webb's departure such a disaster for Democrats?, Peter Galuszka , February 10, 2011
Virginia's Tea Party needs to grow up, Peter Galuszka , February 9, 2011
What Pepco might learn from Vepco, Peter Galuszka , February 6, 2011
Don't detach names from government salaries, Paige Winfield Cunningham , February 2, 2011
Webb should worry more about earning his pay, Paige Winfield Cunningham , February 1, 2011
Lines drawn over McDonnell's transportation plan, Peter Galuszka , January 27, 2011
A bill-writing basic: Less passion, more precision, Paige Winfield Cunningham , January 27, 2011
Cantor the hawk -- except in his own back yard, Patrick Dozier, Washington , January 26, 2011
Virginia never 'mandated' HPV vaccines, Jonathan Chace, Chestertown, Md. , January 26, 2011
Rough waters for George Allen , Peter Galuszka , January 26, 2011
Ham, mustard, chips, AR-15, Peter Galuszka , January 20, 2011
Getting Virginia out of a jam, Ron Glaser, Haymarket , January 19, 2011
Push-back for Cuccinelli, Peter Galuszka , January 19, 2011
If Virginia liquor stores were private ... , Bob Hugman, Woodbridge , January 13, 2011
On legislative transparency, Virginia plays catch-up, Paige Winfield Cunningham , January 13, 2011
Will the real Bob McDonnell please stand up?, Peter Galuszka , January 12, 2011
Behind Virginia's textbook flap, Peter Galuszka , January 7, 2011
A fraud case McDonnell could have pursued, Peter Galuszka , December 20, 2010
Cuccinelli's consequences , James Lindsay Jr., Arlington , December 18, 2010
Wrong way on insurance mandate in Va. , Michael Berla, Columbia , December 16, 2010
The new immigration battleground, Peter Galuszka , December 15, 2010
McDonnell risks AAA for big-league bonds, Paige Winfield Cunningham , December 14, 2010
Mark Warner: anti-regulation, except in large doses, Jennifer Rubin , December 13, 2010
Good news on roads from Richmond, Peter Galuszka , December 10, 2010
Virginia Democrats go left?, Jennifer Rubin , December 10, 2010
Wind: A better deal than offshore natural gas, Nathan Lott, Richmond , December 10, 2010
Slow offshore drilling? Bravo, Obama, Peter Galuszka , December 9, 2010
A council Virginia needs to keep, Paige Winfield Cunningham , December 8, 2010
Toll mania in Hampton Roads?, Peter Galuszka , December 8, 2010
How curious: Cuccinelli vs. Stewart, Peter Galuszka , November 29, 2010
How to keep guns out of criminals' hands, Daniel Webster, Baltimore , November 25, 2010
A costly, useless crackdown in Prince William , Don Whittaker, Woodbridge , November 24, 2010
Tobacco corruption in Virginia, Peter Galuszka , November 24, 2010
Sink riverboat gambling in Virginia, Peter Galuszka , November 19, 2010
Who's bringing home the bacon in Va., Paige Winfield Cunningham , November 17, 2010
A business-friendlier Virginia, no matter the cost? , Peter Galuszka , November 15, 2010
McDonnell's stance: I need more experience, but Palin doesn't, Paige Winfield Cunningham , November 11, 2010
The conflicted Virginia university, Peter Galuszka , November 10, 2010
Legal immigrants face driver's license woes, Peter Galuszka , November 9, 2010
Redistricting will be good for northern Virginia , Paige Winfield Cunningham , November 8, 2010
Running scared on Confederate history, Richard T. Hines, Alexandria , November 7, 2010
McDonnell keeps flogging ABC sell-off, Peter Galuszka , November 5, 2010
One cheer for Virginia Republicans , Peter Galuszka , November 3, 2010
This year's Florida? It's Rick Boucher in Virginia, Paige Winfield Cunningham , November 2, 2010
Robocall backfire, washingtonpost.com editors , November 2, 2010
Welcome, PolitiFact Virginia, Paige Winfield Cunningham , October 28, 2010
Fimian's cluelessness on D.C. voting rights, Martin Austermuhle , October 28, 2010
Defense contracting clouds on the horizon, Peter Galuszka , October 28, 2010
Eric Cantor's layers of defense, Peter Galuszka , October 26, 2010
Fact check: The newest Connolly attack, Paige Winfield Cunningham , October 26, 2010
Will Gray retreat on school reform? Here are 5 tests, washingtonpost.com editors , October 26, 2010
The dodgy world of Southern history, Peter Galuszka , October 21, 2010
Wholesale worry for Va. beer and wine suppliers, Peter Galuszka , October 19, 2010
Connolly and Fimian: The art of ads hominem, Paige Winfield Cunningham , October 19, 2010
The Tea Party reshuffles Virginia's GOP deck, Peter Galuszka , October 15, 2010
Google's winds of change in Virginia, Peter Galuszka , October 13, 2010
Cuccinelli is the toast of the Tea Party, Peter Galuszka , October 11, 2010
The meaning of Confederate History Month, washingtonpost.com editors , October 10, 2010
Politics and science don't mix, washingtonpost.com editors , October 9, 2010
Fimian should try playing Connolly's game, Paige Winfield Cunningham , October 8, 2010
Virginia's Tea Parties on top, Peter Galuszka , October 6, 2010
He's BAAAAACK!, Peter Galuszka , October 5, 2010
McDonnell's ABC plan gets even stranger, Peter Galuszka , September 30, 2010
Democrats get an assist from a Roanoke nonprofit, Paige Winfield Cunningham , September 30, 2010
Obama's melancholy Richmond visit, Peter Galuszka , September 29, 2010
A mistake that can't be undone, washingtonpost.com editors , September 27, 2010
The money in VDOT's mattress, Paige Winfield Cunningham , September 24, 2010
McDonnell's VDOT pots of gold, Peter Galuszka , September 24, 2010
Perriello: A breath of fresh air in a tough fight, Peter Galuszka , September 23, 2010
A smoke screen from the Va. elections board?, Paige Winfield Cunningham , September 22, 2010
'Young Gun' Cantor -- Main Street Republican , Peter Galuszka , September 17, 2010
Run for office, attend the symphony?, Paige Winfield Cunningham , September 16, 2010
The yellow mailbox revolution, Peter Galuszka , September 15, 2010
Privatization proves difficult in two Va. deals, Peter Galuszka , September 14, 2010
Virginia's elderly prisoners: Set them free, Mimi Verdonk , September 13, 2010
'Throttle the poor'? I'm just hoping for a readable budget, Paige Winfield Cunningham , September 9, 2010
McDonnell drags his feet on the bay, Peter Galuszka , September 3, 2010
Virginia's immigration Know-Nothings , Peter Galuszka , September 2, 2010
Northrop Grumman and the myth of privatization, Peter Galuszka , August 31, 2010
It's 1-1 for Cuccinelli, Peter Galuszk , August 30, 2010
Health Care tops lobbyist spending in Richmond, Peter Galuszka , August 26, 2010
Virginia launches a stimulus Web site, Paige Winfield Cunningham , August 25, 2010
Bill Bolling's alternate CEO universe, Peter Galuszka , August 23, 2010
McDonnell's stacked health panel, Peter Galuszka , August 20, 2010
What are college heads doing on corporate boards?, Peter Galuszka , August 18, 2010
Don't forget who Kilpatrick really was, Peter Galuszka , August 17, 2010
Where is Virginia's business aid going?, Paige Winfield Cunningham , August 12, 2010
Immigration opinion was a matter of duty, washingtonpost.com editors , August 12, 2010
Virginia officials weren't whining, Paige Winfield Cunningham , August 10, 2010
Virginia protests too much on defense cuts, Peter Galuszka , August 10, 2010
A budget surplus on the eyes of the poor, Peter Galuszka , August 9, 2010
Virginia's education backsliding , Peter Galuszka , August 4, 2010
What a week for Ken Cuccinelli, Peter Galuszka , August 3, 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
Doubt Obamacare? Take a drive to Wise County, Peter Galuszka , July 23, 2010
McDonnell stonewalls Chesapeake cleanup, Peter Galuszka , July 21, 2010
Questions about a private jail for immigrants, Peter Galuszka , July 20, 2010
VDOT, stalled in the middle of traffic, Paige Winfield Cunningham , July 16, 2010
Virginia state workers: Bottled up no more, Paige Winfield Cunningham , July 15, 2010
McDonnell's surplus that isn't, Paige Winfield Cunningham , July 14, 2010
Why is Virginia 'business friendly'?, Peter Galuszka , July 14, 2010
Virginia pension fund assumes too much return, Paige Winfield Cunningham , July 13, 2010
Cantor and McCotter talk too much, Paige Winfield Cunningham , July 13, 2010
Virginia's 'separate reality' on handguns, Peter Galuszka , July 12, 2010
Income tax burden shifts to Virginia’s wealthy , Paige Winfield Cunningham , July 8, 2010
How much will Cuccinelli's legal forays cost? , Peter Galuszka , July 6, 2010
Who's who among Virginia political donors , Paige Winfield Cunningham , July 1, 2010
Corey Stewart wants Virginia to be Arizona, Peter Galuszka , June 25, 2010
McDonnell commission has chance to recycle , washingtonpost.com editors , June 24, 2010
Richmond's rail dilemma, Peter Galuszka , June 22, 2010
Virginia gives lobbyists some wiggle room, Paige Winfield Cunningham , June 22, 2010
A flawed plan for Tysons Corner, washingtonpost.com editors , June 21, 2010
BP spill affecting local seafood prices, Peter Galuszka , June 21, 2010
Perriello gets his challenger, Peter Galuszka , June 14, 2010
A rising star in Murray's camp, Paige Winfield Cunningham , June 10, 2010
Cantor fights for unwanted jet engine , Peter Galuszka , June 9, 2010
Dems tell McDonnell to go fishing again, Paige Winfield Cunningham , June 2, 2010
Virginia's human trafficking problem, Peter Galuszka , June 1, 2010
Whose 'politics of personal destruction'?, Vince Rinehart , May 28, 2010
Coal plant splits rural Virginia town, Peter Galuszka , May 24, 2010
Virginia is for lovers … and Canadians , Washington Post editors , May 11, 2010
'Streamlining' is fine, but it has its limits, Peter Galuszka , May 10, 2010
It’s a credit, not a cut , Washington Post editors , May 7, 2010
It's okay, Cuccinelli. Starbucks is into modesty, too, Paige Winfield Cunningham , May 4, 2010
Virginia arts museum gets a winning makeover , Peter Galuszka , May 4, 2010
The politics behind McDonnell's prayer policy, Peter Galuszka , April 30, 2010
Abortion funding limit could reach further than intended, Paige Winfield Cunningham , April 30, 2010
Cuccinelli strikes again in JMU newspaper case, Peter Galuszka , April 28, 2010
Northrop Grumman chooses Virginia, Peter Galuszka , April 27, 2010
Hello, goodbye: On to the primaries, Paige Winfield Cunningham , April 26, 2010
Ratcheting up the earmarks challenge, Paige Winfield Cunningham , April 23, 2010
Finally, McDonnell faces pushback, Peter Galuszka , April 22, 2010
Public broadcasting on the chopping block in Va., washingtonpost.com editors , April 21, 2010
Virginia, don't regress
on voting rights
, washingtonpost.com editors , April 15, 2010
How felons might vote, washingtonpost.com editors , April 15, 2010
Gay Virginians can vote with their feet, Vince Rinehart , April 2, 2010
Who's the extremist here?, washingtonpost.com editors , March 12, 2010
Let women decide, Anup Kaphle , March 5, 2010
Let Virginians see how their legislators are voting, washingtonpost.com editors , February 22, 2010
Speaker Howell's teachable moment, washingtonpost.com editors , February 16, 2010
Fear not, Democrats: There are ways to win, washingtonpost.com editors , January 20, 2010
ABC Privatization: The numbers don't add up, washingtonpost.com editors , November 13, 2009
My Endorsement: The Best Choice for Virginia, washingtonpost.com editors , October 13, 2009
My Endorsement: Hope From McDonnell, washingtonpost.com editors , October 13, 2009
My Endorsement: Honest With the People, washingtonpost.com editors , October 12, 2009
My Endorsement: Values Matter, washingtonpost.com editors , October 11, 2009
My Endorsement: A Jim Olin Democrat, washingtonpost.com editors , October 9, 2009
A Kaine Voter for McDonnell, washingtonpost.com editors , October 9, 2009
My Endorsement: Hallmarks of a Good Governor, washingtonpost.com editors , October 5, 2009
My Endorsement: McDonnell's New Ideas , washingtonpost.com editors , October 5, 2009
My Endorsement: What Drives McDonnell , washingtonpost.com editors , October 2, 2009
My Endorsement: Deeds's Tax Honesty, washingtonpost.com editors , October 2, 2009
My Endorsement: McDonnell's Life of Service, washingtonpost.com editors , October 1, 2009
My Endorsement: Deeds the Moderate, washingtonpost.com editors , October 1, 2009
My Endorsement: A Career Woman for Deeds, washingtonpost.com editors , September 30, 2009
My Endorsement: Straight Talk From Creigh Deeds, washingtonpost.com editors , September 29, 2009
My Endorsement: McDonnell Has My Vote, washingtonpost.com editors , September 29, 2009
Why I Endorsed Bob McDonnell, Vince Rinehart , July 31, 2009
Why I Endorsed Creigh Deeds, Vince Rinehart , July 31, 2009
What We Learned in Richmond, Stephen Stromberg , July 28, 2009
The Virginia Governor's Race, Vince Rinehart , June 25, 2009
Virginia's Unbuilt Road to Progress, Gina Acosta , June 12, 2009
GOP Revolution in Alexandria, Marisa Katz , May 8, 2009
Second-Class Citizens in Virginia, Gina Acosta , March 10, 2009
Guns in Virginia, Marisa Katz , January 30, 2009
 
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