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Archive: February 21, 2010 - February 27, 2010

Obama's health-care summit: Worthwhile?

President Obama declared Thursday that the time for debate over health-care reform has come to an end, closing an unusual seven-hour summit with congressional leaders by sending a clear message that Democrats will move forward to pass major legislation with...

By Jodi Westrick | February 26, 2010; 8:28 AM ET | Comments (115)

What should happen to Tilikum?

An orca that had been involved in two previous deaths attacked and killed a trainer at Orlando SeaWorld on Wednesday. Read the full article....

By Jodi Westrick | February 25, 2010; 9:56 AM ET | Comments (7)

Will NTSB hearings lead to Metro improvements?

By Jodi Westrick | February 25, 2010; 8:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

Are you glad about broader acceptance of same-sex marriage in region?

Are you glad that regional acceptance of gay marriage is spreading?

By Cameron Smith | February 24, 2010; 6:54 PM ET | Comments (22)

Should students be required to recite the
Pledge of Allegiance?

The Montgomery County public school teacher who wrongly humiliated and disciplined a student who chose not to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance clearly did not understand the rights guaranteed in the First Amendment. Read the full article....

By Jodi Westrick | February 24, 2010; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (7)

'Naughty' Apple apps: Should they be available for download?

Apple purged several sexually explicit applications from iTunes this week. Parents had complained that children were getting hold of apps such as Naughty Trivia and Sexy Scratch Off in the freewheeling online marketplace. But the company's attempt at self-policing highlighted...

By Jodi Westrick | February 24, 2010; 8:45 AM ET | Comments (5)

Should Roberto Clemente school officials apologize?

Should Montgomery County school officials apologize to a girl escorted out by police for refusing to recite the National Anthem?

By Cameron Smith | February 23, 2010; 6:51 PM ET | Comments (18)

Do parents have a right to know about students' alcohol, drug use?

This semester, Virginia Tech has joined a growing list of colleges that notify parents every time a student younger than 21 is caught drinking, drunk or in possession of alcohol. Read the full article....

By Jodi Westrick | February 23, 2010; 3:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

How concerned are you about the presence of BPA in food packaging?

Major U.S. foodmakers are quietly investigating how to rid their containers of Bisphenol A, a chemical under scrutiny by federal regulators concerned about links to a range of health problems, including reproductive disorders and cancer. Read the full article....

By Jodi Westrick | February 23, 2010; 9:46 AM ET | Comments (7)

Should women's hockey be an Olympic sport?

The United States and Canada have mowed their way through the women's hockey field like the custom cutters who harvest wheat each year from Texas up through the plains to the Great White North. And everyone is in a dither...

By Jodi Westrick | February 23, 2010; 9:35 AM ET | Comments (4)

Ice dancing: Inappropriate costumes?

The second of three portions of the Olympic ice dancing competition required contestants to choreograph and skate to a "country/folk dance" piece yesterday evening. World champion Russian pair Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin drew criticism for their dance. The two...

By Jodi Westrick | February 22, 2010; 9:58 AM ET | Comments (1)

 
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