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Commentary: For Maryland's New Governor, A Message About Clean Air And Climate Change

Mike Tidwell, director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, urges Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan to remember Maryland's history of bipartisan action on clean-air legislation.

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Commentary: Ferguson Police Could Take Lessons From Prince George's County

Former Washington Post reporter Ruben Castaneda says black representation in local government of the sort lacking in Ferguson, Missouri, does not automatically address problems of police brutality.

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Commentary: Report On Relisha Rudd Misses The Big Picture

Judith Sandalow of the Children's Law Center says focusing on who is at fault for the disappearance of 8-year-old Relisha Rudd misses the larger structural issues that contributed to the situation.

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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.