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-...

04/03/2014 - 12:43am

    Tyrone Keels is exactly what the doctor ordered for the troubled rollout of Obamacare. He's 27 - making him a much coveted demographic among the uninsured - and eager to sign up for health coverage through the Maryland health insurance exchange.

    There's just...

03/27/2014 - 2:48am

    Is it fair to post an online database of names, photos, home addresses and telephone numbers of abortion protesters?

    A Maryland-based group, Voice of Choice, did just that: It created an online map of more than 150 protesters across the nation who target doctors and...

03/20/2014 - 2:44pm

    It's always a bad uncle who messes it all up, right?

    Before Vincent Gray was elected Washington, D.C., mayor, when he used words such as "cronyism" and "clandestine" to describe his opponent, he was secretly getting illegal help from a Mr....

03/20/2014 - 1:26pm

    I wrote a few paragraphs of this column between school drop-off and an appointment. I sent a bunch of emails between making dinner and taekwondo. Bedtime reading with the kids, then more writing at 1 a.m., after a few hours of sleep. Then back up at 4 a.m. to write and sign up for summer camp.

03/13/2014 - 1:15am

    The examples are becoming too ridiculous to ignore, don't you think?

    On Thursday, the military's sexual assault morass was on display on both shores of the Potomac River.

    On the Virginia side, Pentagon officials...

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