Petula Dvorak

10/30/2014 - 1:31pm

    "No more pedicures," I told my sons.

    "Whyyy?" they whined.

    "It's not summer anymore," I lied.

    I have...

09/04/2014 - 1:01pm

    Of all the adventures my lucky children had this summer - swimming in two oceans, hanging out on their bearded uncle's commercial salmon fishing boat, endless popsicles - the biggest one, they told me, was just 495 feet away in their own Washington, D.C...

08/28/2014 - 3:30pm

    Gov. Bob McDonnell has, apparently, mistaken Judge James R. Spencer for his marriage counselor.

    The former governor of Virginia seems to have forgotten he is on trial for public corruption and is...

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...

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...

07/21/2014 - 1:36am

    A gravel parking lot deep in the green hills of Virginia coal country was packed to capacity by 4 a.m. Friday. More than 1,500 people with canes, wheelchairs, oxygen tanks, bleeding gums, black lungs and other ills had come to the Wise County Fairgrounds, camping in tents, sleeping in pickup truck beds or...

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