Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

‘Everything I do is because
I want to be the best parent’

COLUMN | Homestretch provided a helping hand and a place to live for a mom on hard times. You can help.

John Kelly

John Kelly

At Community of Hope, compassion starts at the top

Wall Street’s loss was Washington’s gain. Meet Kelly McShane, the dynamo behind Community of Hope.

John Kelly

John Kelly

Warm gestures on a cold night

Dan Davis, Sasha Bruce Youthwork’s man in the van, reaches out to homeless teens.

John Kelly

John Kelly

Light a candle? Are you a caveman? I’d rather curse the darkness.

Why are we still lighting our houses with things that can burn those houses down?

John Kelly

John Kelly

Remembering Tysons Corner when it was small

As the shopping and corporate center evolves again, Answer Man remembers how it all started.

PostPartisan

Colbert I. King

Charlene Drew Jarvis: ‘The narrative about race is changing’

Some of the former D.C. Council’s member’s remarks on women and race are worth repeating.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

D.C. home rule comes under fire

Bowser must counter the attack on home rule.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

D.C.’s unfinished business with Vincent Gray

The saga of Vincent Gray needs to come to a close.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

Deep South justice in Ferguson

Why Michael Brown’s death strikes a raw nerve.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

We may never see anyone like Marion Barry ever again

His life was an unforgettable period in D.C.’s history.

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

Discover the magic of trains at Union Station event

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

— Jennifer LaRue Huget

Why are there May Day celebrations?

Centuries ago, it was a festival celebrating the first day of summer, including dancing around a maypole.

— 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.

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

On U Street, two Italian menus under one roof

At Alphonse market and Nonna’s Kitchen, deft cooks show off the rustic and elegant sides of Italian cuisine.

Going Out Guide

Tom Sietsema

Jose Andres tapped to open restaurant at Trump Hotel D.C.

The famous D.C. chef will have a prime spot in the Old Post Office building when it becomes a luxury hotel.

Tom Sietsema

Tom Sietsema

What’s the proper etiquette for asking for a different table at a restaurant?

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | The Post’s critic weighs in on your questions, rants and raves about D.C. dining.

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.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Yes, Virginia, the Christmas list has gone digital

E-mails to Santa Claus are shoving aside letters scrawled on paper by hopeful children.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Va. delegate Morrissey could serve time — and constituents

Del. Joseph D. Morrissey needs to take pity on Virginia voters and resign.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Taylor Swift may not write computer code, but these girls do

At a girls-only coding hour, middle schoolers discover “geeky” is cool.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Don’t let rapes fade into background

We needed to hear about an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity to pay attention, but we shouldn’t wait for drama to care.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

First in line to mourn Barry were eager to give their thanks

Years ago, he gave them jobs. On Thursday, they were there early at the Wilson Building to give their gratitude.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

D.C. leaders pursue Olympics without giving residents a chance to weigh in

It’s troubling that local officials can push a city to host the Olympics without public debate.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Hogan shows no sign of compromise on cutting spending

The governor-elect sticks to a hard line on the need for lower taxes and less government.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

A major tobacco commission grant should make Virginians suspicious

COLUMN | Political pressure was said to ratchet up the grant amount almost five-fold, to $30 million.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

AA speaker ‘Sandy B.’ used humor to explain sobriety

The former pilot “saved lives” as a nationally known speaker at Alcoholics Anonymous events.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Duncan seeks to revitalize regional civic leadership group

Ex-Montgomery County executive seeks to take Leadership Greater Washington to next level.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

America is primed for unrest. The super-rich just don’t seem to care.

Hey, gajillionaires! What does it take to disturb you about income inequality?

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Barry ‘broke rules’ but helped build black middle class in D.C., Pr. George’s

The late mayor demanded that blacks be allowed entry into the D.C.-area club, and some questioned his tactics.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Barry credited God with sparing his life despite failings

The former mayor was known for being honest about his shortcomings, even his own dishonesty.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

D.C.’s Barry Farm plan falls far short of a tribute

Scrap the mixed-income housing proposal and give Barry Farm residents a role in the community’s rebirth.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Barry Farm initiative is a familiar con game

The District’s plan to redevelop the complex has led to little more than the dispersal of poor black residents.

Joe Davidson

Joe Davidson

Readers speak on CIA interrogation, VA service

Readers praise and criticize Federal Diary columns.

The Federal Eye

Joe Davidson

HUD union parties with the boss

HUD came in last out of 25 mid-size agencies in the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings recently issued by the Partnership for Public Service. That leaves Secretary Castro with nowhere to take the department but up.

Joe Davidson

Joe Davidson

Federal employees heavily involved in fight against Ebola

Several agencies, even the Fish and Wildlife Service, have assigned staff to battle the disease.

The Federal Eye

Joe Davidson

What makes patriots perpetrators of torture?

CIA employees are the best and the brightest, yet some of them engaged in torture. The Federal Diary explores why.

Joe Davidson

Joe Davidson

What makes patriots perpetrators of torture?

CIA employees are the “best and brightest,” but some also engaged in the acts. But what made them do it?