Petula Dvorak

11/26/2015 - 9:00am

    Looks like fear - not turkey - is the main course being served in our country this week.

    Political opportunists running for president have been cooking up a heaping platter of anti-Muslim sentiment since the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks on Paris. They've...

11/22/2015 - 5:00am

    Our nation of immigrants has been afraid of refugees before.

    Jewish children with no home and, soon, no parents, were not really welcome in the United States during World War II when they were desperate to...

11/13/2015 - 9:00am

    Like everything connected to Christmas, this year's "War on Christmas" freakout has arrived early. And it has taken the form of a red Starbucks cup.

    Never mind that stores across America are...

11/05/2015 - 10:00am

    Did you know that it's against the law in more than 50 U.S. cities to give food to a homeless person?

    That nearly half of our cities prohibit people from sleeping in cars (according to a report by the...

11/02/2015 - 3:30pm

    At 4:30 in the afternoon, Jill McCabe's third shift began in a cul-de-sac in suburban Virginia.

    She started her day 12 hours earlier, getting one kid to swim practice before dawn, then getting the other...

10/30/2015 - 2:00pm

    Twice this week, the nation was moved by the way a white cop confronted a black teenaged girl and her mobile phone. For very different reasons.

    In South Carolina, the teen was texting in math class and...

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