Petula Dvorak

02/12/2016 - 1:00pm

    I know. It sounds totally preposterous. Paying criminals not to commit crimes.

    The D.C. Council unanimously voted for this bananas-sounding plan last week.

    A Hail Mary scheme to cut the increase in the...

01/04/2016 - 11:00am

    Here we are, another turn of the calendar, another chance at those resolutions.

    I will make the Fitbit more than a stylish bracelet. After I find the Fitbit charger.


12/27/2015 - 2:00pm

    The Christmas list.

    There's the request for the Nerf Rhino-Fire Blaster, a twin-barreled, anti-aircraft gun right out of John Connor's post-apocalyptic arsenal guaranteed to lodge foam darts into...

12/26/2015 - 3:00pm

    Santa, baby, just slip a little something useful under America's Christmas tree.

    We don't need hoverboards, Apple watches, drones or the pie face game.


12/21/2015 - 2:00pm

    Without a public declaration of guilty or not guilty, without a resolution for a city in so much pain, how can Baltimore begin to heal?

    A small crowd of protesters pinballed around town on Wednesday night...

12/19/2015 - 12:00am

    The Sunday night meeting of Boy Scout Troop 114 was coming to order. Or trying to.

    "Formations, please! Por favor," 15-year-old troop leader Yousof Omeish yelled over that noise that only a pack of...

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