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...

03/06/2014 - 1:57am

    "It's like 'Alien Invasion'! " exclaimed a Virginia mom with a 10-month-old baby on her hip.


    She has been invaded three times. I've been occupied twice.


02/06/2014 - 10:00am

    We have to face the ugliness and deal with it.

    Jesse Ryan Loskarn couldn't, and because of that, one tragedy became another and another. And yes, the Senate staffer is a victim - and an abuser, too.

    Loskarn, 35, spoke...

02/06/2014 - 10:00am

    College campuses, movie theaters, elementary schools and shopping malls.

    Are there any safe public spaces left in America?

    It feels like the spree shootings are coming more and more frequently. Unless it's in our...

01/30/2014 - 10:00am

    Whoa, Virginia. You're totally confusing us here.

    Rainbow flags and Old Sparky in the same week?

    When news broke Thursday that Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring will fight the state's ban on same-sex marriage...

01/23/2014 - 2:43am

    No one can look at The Washington Post's exhaustive investigation into the construction, rollout and crash of the Maryland health insurance exchange and walk away with any measure of confidence in government.

    How could this epic bungling have happened in a state...

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