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Commentary: Congress Should Not Skimp On Funding Research

When Congress returns to Washington next week, lawmakers will have to make choices about how to spend the government’s money. Commentator Jack DeGioia — president of Georgetown University — is urging legislators to support research in D.C. and across the country.
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Commentary: We Can't Keep Spending Money On People Who Make Bad Choices

According to D.C. resident Darren McKinney, more spending on social programs won't resolve society's ills — it will only saddle future generations with fewer opportunities.
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Commentary: Shutdown Is Cutting Off Services For District's Most Vulnerable

Judith Sandalow of the Children's Law Center explains the affects the government shutdown is having on vulnerable District residents who rely on the aid of non-profit organizations.

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Commentary: Don't Hamper D.C.'s Soon-To-Be-Elected Attorney General

Ahead of next year's first-ever election of a D.C. attorney general, the executive director of one D.C. organization says that legislators should reject a plan to curtail the office's authority and staff.

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Commentary: Changes To D.C.'s Legal Team Needed Before Attorney General Election

Next year, voters in D.C. will elect an attorney general for the first time. But before that happens, D.C. Attorney General Irv Nathan says structural changes are needed in order for the government to operate effectively.

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Commentary: On Climate Change, States Must Take The Lead

After the District's warmest year on record, Mike Tidwell of the Chesapeake Climate Action says that state governments can't wait for the federal government to take action.

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Commentary: A New Year's Resolution Without Meat

It's New Year's resolution time and commentator Paul Shapiro, who works with the Humane Society of the United States, wants D.C. residents to consider scaling back meat consumption in 2013 to help protetct the environment.

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Commentary: D.C. Council Should Support Grandparent Caregiver Program

Commentator Judith Sandalow talks about why the D.C. Council's support for low-income grandparents caring for grandchildren is an important step in the District.

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Commentary: New Effort For D.C. Budget Autonomy The Right Approach

Walter Smith, executive director of DC Appleseed, says that the D.C. Council's move to establish budget autonomy is a long-overdue move to force Congress' hand on the controversial issue.

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Commentary: From The 'Boonies' To Bustling Neighborhood

Commentator Judy Downs Tinelli recalls a time before the highways and the rail lines and she offers a different view of the areas now defined by concrete and congestion.