Petula Dvorak

02/26/2015 - 5:29pm

    They threw mom under the bus. Then they threw momma from the train. And finally, a federal judge threw her into jail.

    Maureen McDonnell, the disgraced former first lady of Virginia, was sentenced to a year and a day in...

01/08/2015 - 8:02pm

    In Virginia, 2014 was the year to throw Mom under the bus. Then back over her for good measure.

    And not just because we started out the year with an oafish attempt at sarcasm from Sen. Stephen...

01/01/2015 - 10:04pm

    The checklist of things we do to make ourselves jolly can make us a little crazy instead.

    Pictures with Santa, Black Friday mortal combat to get a TV too big for our homes, arranging the...

12/24/2014 - 2:38pm

    "I sent my Christmas list to you in Google Docs. Can you help me edit it and then email it to Santa?"

    Sigh. The days of scrawled letters to Santa with crayons, smiley faces and...

12/11/2014 - 4:28pm

    The story about a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity may have fallen apart Friday.

    But it doesn't mean that everything at U-Va. is OK. It doesn't mean that rape doesn't...

12/11/2014 - 4:12pm

    In the summers of their youth, they worked as a groundskeeper, a rec department counselor, a youth leadership organizer, a crossing guard, a nurse.

    Marion Barry gave them those jobs. That's...

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