Petula Dvorak

09/18/2014 - 4:40pm

    Does seeing the punch to Janay Rice's face matter? Oh, yes, said domestic violence advocates, who think that the elevator video has the power to change everything.

    "It's been happening since the beginning of time, but this is the...

04/27/2014 - 11:45pm

    Ellen Murray cheats at games. She swindles, hoodwinks and tricks the kids she is playing with. And then she has to explain to them what just happened.

    "They will always let me take their turn, again and again," said Murray. "And we have to teach them to...

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.

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