Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Ever wonder why men don’t wear dresses to the office?

Thousands of years of fashion history have landed us here: Men wear pants to the office. Women don’t have to.

John Kelly

John Kelly

Blind navigators guide sighted drivers in MG Car Club’s Braille Rallye

At the Braille Rallye, country roads are full of challenging curves.

John Kelly

John Kelly

What’s life like on Kepler 452b? A little like this, maybe?

Another world, another planet: Daydreaming about life in an alternative Washington.

John Kelly

John Kelly

Why is it that newspaper editorials never have bylines?

Reporters get bylines. Columnists get bylines. How come editorial writers don’t get bylines?

John Kelly

John Kelly

Eww, eww, Jerry’s. The local sub chain’s TV ads strike some as tasteless.

They say that sex sells, but has Jerry’s Subs gone over the line with its risque TV commercials?

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

How Israel may be damaging the alliance between blacks and Jews

Israeli politicians have launched racially charged affronts toward Obama over Iran.

PostPartisan

Colbert I. King

Trump’s vile attack on John McCain

Donald Trump is a wannabe candidate who never wore a military uniform.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

Why the Iran nuclear deal is not a friendship agreement

An Iran enriched by the removal of sanctions is in an even better position to spread its hatred of Israel.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

Getting away with murder in the District

Unless sensational, most D.C. homicides don’t hit the headlines.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

The American Revolution was not a whites-only war

Although the battle for independence was not fought on behalf of slaves, black soldiers helped to win it.

Mike Wise

Mike Wise

Once again with feeling

After 11 years as a sports columnist, the people and emotions linger more strongly than the stats and scores.

Mike Wise

Mike Wise

The smiling soul of the Wizards

In little more than a year with Washington, Marcin Gortat has formed relationships that go much deeper than merely on the floor.

Mike Wise

Mike Wise

The losses are hard enough to take

Rooting for Washington’s NFL team has become tiresome; one move by ownership could make it easier

Mike Wise

Mike Wise

No escaping this mess

London Fletcher, long above the fray, becomes latest to get sucked into Washington’s NFL morass.

Mike Wise

Mike Wise

A jogger saved this columnist’s life. Here’s how he repaid his rescuer.

On a cold January night, this Post staffer fell into the frozen-over C&O Canal. As he screamed for help, a jogger pulled him out.

Jennifer LaRue Huget

Jennifer LaRue Huget

The heat and the hazard: 9 facts about summer health

From athlete’s foot and poison ivy, to hand, foot and mouth disease and swimmer’s ear, things to know.

Jennifer LaRue Huget

Jennifer LaRue Huget

The Met, they’re not: The oddest museums in New York City

What’s on display? Gangsters, spoons, dirt, shrunken heads, taxidermy ... oh, and lots of sex.

Jennifer LaRue Huget

Jennifer LaRue Huget

Discover the magic of trains at Union Station event

National Train Day will feature model train displays, life-size train cars and rides.

Tom Sietsema

Tom Sietsema

Ask Tom: Rants, raves and questions on the DC dining scene

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema entertains your dining questions, rants and raves.

Tom Sietsema and Emily Chow

Philadelphia: America’s Best Food Cities

Food critic Tom Sietsema visited his fifth city in a 10-month-long project to eat, drink and shop his way through the nation's best food cities. Here's where he went in Philadelphia.

Tom Sietsema

Tom Sietsema

The search for America’s best food cities: Philadelphia

Washington Post critic Tom Sietsema takes his tour of America’s dining capitals to the City of Brotherly Love.

Tom Sietsema

Tom Sietsema

CANCELED: Ask Tom: Rants, raves and questions on the DC dining scene

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema entertains your dining questions, rants and raves.

Tom Sietsema

Tom Sietsema

Maketto review: The H Street hangout looks, acts and tastes like a party

2.5 stars | Erik Bruner-Yang’s restaurant/retail joint was a long time coming, and it’s a good thing it’s here.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Are menopausal women to blame for why it’s so cold in your office?

Lots of men want to pin frigid offices on female co-workers of a certain age. Come on, seriously?

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Woman in wheelchair who fought for Disabilities Act can’t use tour bus

Dot Nary had trouble booking a bus tour of D.C. while she’s in town for the 25th anniversary of the ADA.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Planned Parenthood deserves to be supported, not attacked

The group helps 2.7 million women get contraceptives, breast exams and, yes, abortions. Good for it.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

The Rally for Sally: Can a community help save a neighbor’s life?

Sally Miller’s neighbors are trying to find her a bone marrow donor to combat her rare form of leukemia.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Passengers watched killing on Metro car. Should they have intervened?

Kevin Sutherland’s death has become a litmus test online: “What would you have done?”

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Tourists getting in your way? There’s a $7 billion reason to be patient.

They crowd sidewalks, block streets and don’t know how to ride the Metro, but they bring D.C. big bucks.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

How Republican Gov. Larry Hogan made his first big mass transit decision

Long a light-rail skeptic, Maryland’s new governor became convinced the Purple Line was worth it.

Robert McCartney, Joshua Hicks and Bill Turque

Hogan: Maryland will move forward on Purple Line, with counties’ help

He is willing to build the light-rail project if Montgomery and Prince George’s pick up more of the cost.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Regional Memo: Hogan’s Purple Line choice could paint him as ideologue

If the Maryland GOP governor killed the light-rail project, Democrats would tar him as knee-jerk conservative.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Md. transportation chief reportedly backs Purple Line if cost is lowered

Secretary Pete K. Rahn reportedly has recommended that the governor move forward with the project.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

To make black lives matter, black people need to believe it

Hopelessness has caused some people to lose the ability to see themselves and others as worthy.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Yes, 14th Street may be better these days, but something vital is missing

The people who stayed through the bad days of 14th street aren’t reaping the rewards of the renewal.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

D.C. Boys Choir ready to hit the high notes in Italy’s renowned basilicas

Members were short $75,000 to make the trip, but Washington Post readers filled the gap.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Is America ready to deal with slavery, or just continue to miss the point?

The part that the involuntary servitude of blacks played in the Civil War has been debated and denied.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

What lessons will be learned from Charleston?

Do high school students have a vision for the kind of America they want to live in?

The Federal Eye

Joe Davidson

OPM hackers are more likely to get counterintelligence action than criminal charges, report says

The Congressional Research Service report sheds more light on the breadth and depth and danger of the cyber theft of personal data belonging to more than 20 million federal employees, contractors, job candidates and their families.

The Federal Eye

Joe Davidson

Congress moves agency by agency to cut rights of feds, limit their pay, facilitate their dismissal

Workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Internal Revenue Service and the Defense Department.

The Federal Eye

Joe Davidson

Defense bill hits pay and job security of Pentagon employees, could set wider precedent for federal workers

Democrats and unions oppose controversial civilian employee provisions of the Defense authorization bill.

The Federal Eye

Joe Davidson

Lack of digital talent adds to cybersecurity problems

The U.S. government’s need for technology has gotten much more attention than the need for cyber experts to run it.

Joe Davidson

Joe Davidson

Weeks later, services for cybertheft victims still a work in progress

The acting chief of the OPM hasn’t provided information on when services for victims will be ready.