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John Kelly

John Kelly

In search of a lost painting

It was after the art auction ended that the real bidding war broke out in Bethesda.

John Kelly

John Kelly

Exploring the variety of Revolutionary War uniforms

Clothes make the man, they say. Meet a man who knows how uniforms made the Revolutionary War soldier.

John Kelly

John Kelly

Thirty years ago I saw the future; I just didn’t recognize it

In 1985, a D.C. association experimented with “electronic mail.” Too bad the experiment failed.

John Kelly

John Kelly

Here’s looking at you, squirrels

As another Squirrel Week draws to a close, we reflect on what we’ve learned about these little critters.

Local Blog

John Kelly

Kittens accept orphaned squirrel as new sibling

In California, a baby squirrel has a new surrogate mom: a cat that’s added the critter to her brood of kittens.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

Failure up and down

Relisha Rudd was failed by those most responsible for her welfare.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

D.C.’s new rulers

Two men will set the city’s agenda in 2014.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

Neck and neck

Mayoral candidates Gray and Bowser face off on Tuesday; only Bowser can succeed in fall’s general election.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

The mayor’s unfair treatment

Court of public opinion is no place to try Gray.

PostPartisan

Colbert I. King

Jack Evans’s campaign has an interest in ‘tax lien folk’

As the council member helps direct new tax-lien legislation, his mayoral campaign chairman asks an attorney who handles foreclosures to coordinate a fundraiser.

DC Sports Bog

Mike Wise

Mike Wise on his journalism inspiration

In part two of our ad hoc series, Mike Wise discloses

Mike Wise

Mike Wise

Colter’s fight is a righteous one

The former Northwestern quarterback’s move to unionize athletes clearly is about bigger things than money.

Mike Wise

Mike Wise

After Caps fall short, time for blame game

There is enough fault to spread among Ted Leonsis, George McPhee, Adam Oates — and Alex Ovechkin

Mike Wise

Mike Wise

A Hall of Famer, without the health

Alonzo Mourning had two careers as an NBA player — before and after a kidney transplant.

Terrapins Insider

Mike Wise

Grounded before the Final Four

Cancellations at Reagan National Airport leave several Terrapins fans in limbo before national semifinal vs. Notre Dame.

— Jennifer LaRue Huget

‘Harriet the Spy’ is a classic story that’s still fun to read

The book turns 50, but Harriet is still an obnoxious 11-year-old who loves to spy on people.

Jennifer LaRue Huget

Jennifer LaRue Huget

On the trail of Henry Ward Beecher in Brooklyn

A family visits the parish and grave of 19th-century abolitionist preacher Henry Ward Beecher.

Jennifer LaRue Huget

Jennifer LaRue Huget

Group again issues hormone therapy warning

A national board of doctors Monday recommended that post-menopausal women not take hormone replacement therapy to prevent chronic disease, as the health risks outweigh its likely benefits.

Tom Sietsema

Tom Sietsema

Inspired surf beats turf at Toro Toro

If only the two-tops at Richard Sandoval’s Franklin Park restaurant were roomy enough for service.

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

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

Tom Sietsema

Dining: Le Vieux Logis is a relic no more

New cooking shakes the dust off Bethesda’s ‘old lodge,’ a serene place to eat classic French fare

Tom Sietsema

Tom Sietsema

Lupo Verde, the one with the cheese shop

Med Lahlou’s fourth local restaurant requires you to make a few visits to find its charms.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Teen suicide: Adults need to listen to kids

It’s time to talk about such deaths and make sure youths let people know how they feel.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Homeless kids deserve a great place to play

There is nothing resembling a playground at the D.C. General family shelter.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Why wasn’t Relisha taken from her home? It’s complicated.

The social worker mantra — “When in doubt, pull them out” — has given way to a different approach.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

D.C can’t wait till November for a plan to address affordable housing crisis

The issue should be the next mayor’s top priority. We need to hear more from the candidates.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

In D.C., there are hundreds of kids like Relisha

People are heartbroken about her disappearance. But don’t other homeless kids deserve help, too?

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Maryland a ‘leader’ on health care? Only in Brown’s spin.

COLUMN | Lt. Gov. Brown’s allies protect his reputation by avoiding quick probe of Md. health site woes.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Arlington election challenges Democrats’ complacency

COLUMN | Independent Vihstadt’s victory in deep-blue Arlington is a wake-up call for smug Democrats.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

D.C. region fails to excel as it should on big public projects

COLUMN Fiascoes with Md. health exchange, Silver Line show need for our area to improve performance.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Three questions to consider as Bowser prepares for Catania

COLUMN If she wins mayoralty, Bowser needs to show that she governs as well as she campaigns.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

A vote for honest government

COLUMN In rejecting Gray, D.C.’s Democrats insist on trustworthiness as well as a solid job performance.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

What a real Emancipation Day in the District would mean

Courtland Milloy: It’s oxymoronic to be dependent on government to celebrate this day of liberation

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

What D.C.’s Democratic primaries won’t settle

Regardless of who wins, voters will wake up to racial and economic disparities that continue to grow.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy: Offering counsel to the prosecutor

U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. cannot take lightly the appearance of fairness.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

From 91-year-old, some disturbing insights about D.C.

Benjamin E. Thomas Jr., 91, of Southeast D.C. has been watching the antics of city leaders for years.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

In Deanwood, violent crime overshadows Gray matters

For one Northeast Washington community, local crime is a bigger worry than city political scandals.

Joe Davidson

Joe Davidson

Charities hit OPM’s federal workplace giving rules

Charity execs fear new federal charitable giving rules could hurt, but welcome chance to discuss them.

The Federal Eye

Joe Davidson

Charities critical of new federal giving rules

Charities are critical of new regulations for federal employee donations.

Joe Davidson

Joe Davidson

Federal employees’ pay gap shrinks; few women in top jobs

OPM says wage difference “has dramatically shrunk,” but women are in only one-third of high-level slots.

Joe Davidson

Joe Davidson

House approves budget that would save money by taking from federal workers

House-approved budget would effectively cut federal worker pay by more than 5 percent.

Joe Davidson

Joe Davidson

Obama’s actions on equal pay are good, but not enough

His executive actions for workplace fairness should ban bias against gays by federal contractors.