Petula Dvorak

08/07/2014 - 3:00pm

    There are no innocents among the star characters in Courtroom 7000, where the former governor of Virginia and his wife are standing trial in a federal public-corruption case.

     The prime players are all manipulators - the helmet-haired politician who once aspired to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue; his striving, ex-...

06/09/2014 - 1:09am

    Every month or so, in the parade of offenders coming before her in court, she'd spot a veteran.

    Usually it was for a misdemeanor, a squabble, assault and battery, something petty.

    Then Penney Azcarate, chief judge of...

06/02/2014 - 12:30am

    Yes, all women have been harassed.

    Yes, all women have been judged by our looks, not our merit.

    Yes, all women have been around men who have discounted, denied and demeaned us.

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05/26/2014 - 5:07pm

    I would like my D6 bus without a side of Hitler, please.

    Twenty Metro buses are crisscrossing the nation's capital with Das Fuhrer on their sides for the next month thanks to an incendiary, anti-Muslim ad campaign by the American Freedom Defense Initiative.

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05/04/2014 - 11:45pm

    Have you heard? It's not rape anymore. The newer, more palatable term at colleges across the country is "non-consensual sex." And it's become part of the weaseling, whitewashing way we deal with sexual assault, sexual harassment and rape.

    The "non-consensual sex" rebranding...

04/27/2014 - 11:45pm

    Ellen Murray cheats at games. She swindles, hoodwinks and tricks the kids she is playing with. And then she has to explain to them what just happened.

    "They will always let me take their turn, again and again," said Murray. "And we have to teach them to...

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