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Archive: August 22, 2010 - August 28, 2010

Which fantasy language would you like to see performed on stage?

The Washington Shakespeare Company will be performing scenes from "Hamlet" and "Much Ado About Nothing" in Klingon, the Star Trek language. Read the full story....

By Abha Bhattarai | August 27, 2010; 4:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Will you still go to Nationals games if Stephen Strasburg is out for a year?

Rookie phenom Stephen Strasburg will "probably" miss at least one year and perhaps the entire 2011 baseball season after undergoing Tommy John surgery to replace the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, General Manager Mike Rizzo said. Read the...

By Abha Bhattarai | August 27, 2010; 2:12 PM ET | Comments (1)

'Dancing With the Stars': Who is the oddest choice?

By Abha Bhattarai | August 26, 2010; 5:50 PM ET | Comments (9)

Good idea to have cameras monitoring bus drivers?

Metro is installing cameras on its entire fleet of 1,500 buses as part of a five-year, $3 million program to monitor driving by bus operators and improve safety, transit officials said Wednesday. Read the full article....

By Jodi Westrick | August 26, 2010; 12:07 PM ET | Comments (1)

Will Glenn Beck's rally help or hurt Republicans?

When Fox News and talk radio host Glenn Beck comes to Washington this weekend to headline a rally intended to "restore honor" to America, he will test the strength - and potentially expose the weaknesses - of a conservative grass-roots...

By Jodi Westrick | August 26, 2010; 7:05 AM ET | Comments (92)

What economic issue are you most concerned about?

By Jodi Westrick | August 25, 2010; 2:50 PM ET | Comments (53)

Who is the greatest living American novelist?

By Jodi Westrick | August 24, 2010; 2:12 PM ET | Comments (8)

Who is your favorite current female pop star?

So fine. So fresh. So fierce. For an entire summer, it refused to leave us alone, tumbling out of cars, gyms, nightclubs and shopping malls as if on a mission to melt every last popsicle. To avoid Katy Perry's "California...

By Jodi Westrick | August 24, 2010; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Does Obama's economic team deserve to be

House Minority Leader John Boehner on Tuesday called for the firing of President Obama's economic team, starting with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and White House adviser Larry Summers, saying they lack the "real-world, hands-on experience" to create jobs and jump-start...

By Abha Bhattarai | August 24, 2010; 11:57 AM ET | Comments (9)

When will the housing market rebound?

Sales of previously occupied homes plunged last month to the lowest level in 15 years, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday. It was the largest monthly drop on records dating back to 1968, and sharp declines were recorded in...

By Jon DeNunzio | August 24, 2010; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Grade MoCo schools Superintendent Jerry D. Weast

Montgomery County schools Superintendent Jerry D. Weast has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2011 school year, bringing a long run as head of one of the country's top school systems to a close. Read the...

By Jodi Westrick | August 24, 2010; 10:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Do lower gas prices mean more driving?

With the end of the summer driving season just around the corner, traders and investors on Monday drove gasoline prices to an eight-month low on U.S. commodities markets, providing the latest sign of pessimism about the economic recovery. Read full...

By Jodi Westrick | August 24, 2010; 9:26 AM ET | Comments (1)

Do the benefits of stem cell research
outweigh the cons?

Doctors have injected millions of human embryonic stem cells into a patient partially paralyzed by a spinal cord injury, marking the beginning of the first carefully designed attempt to test the promising but controversial therapy, officials announced Monday. Seven sites...

By Abha Bhattarai | August 23, 2010; 8:01 PM ET | Comments (70)

Agree with Ken Cuccinelli's opinion to allow greater restrictions on abortion clinics?

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II has issued a legal opinion allowing greater restrictions on abortion clinics. Currently, abortion clinics are regulated the same way as offices where patients receive oral or plastic surgery. Pro-life legislators have supported bills requiring...

By Jodi Westrick | August 23, 2010; 2:00 PM ET | Comments (3)

Who should take care of Arlington National Cemetery?

Veterans groups and members of Congress are questioning whether management of Arlington National Cemetery should be transferred from the Army to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The discussions come after investigators found dozens of unmarked or mislabeled graves, millions of...

By Jodi Westrick | August 23, 2010; 8:03 AM ET | Comments (5)

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