Petula Dvorak

07/21/2014 - 1:36am

    Something extraordinary happened last week at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. The president of the private college, where Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee served as president after the Civil War and whose body now lies beneath the Lee Chapel, apologized for the school's past ownership of about 80 slaves and promised to remove Confederate...

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...

03/06/2014 - 2:37am

    There are no "toga and yoga" keggers. No football team. No lacrosse team. No jello shots, jungle juice, boilermaker binges or beer pong. And certainly no bongs.

    The most dangerous substance around evangelical Patrick Henry College is the Sweet Frog frozen...

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