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John Kelly

John Kelly

A District architect thinks old Metro train cars should be turned into tiny houses

You probably already feel like you live on Metro. Might the cars house the homeless?

John Kelly

John Kelly

In downtown Washington, progress comes and a tree is marked for death

It’s nothing special, but I’ve been rooting for this little tree.

John Kelly

John Kelly

Conference calls: Readers share their best, er, worst meeting stories

Like that time those lawyers forgot to push “mute” on the speakerphone ...

John Kelly

John Kelly

On Presidents’ Day, why not make a George Washington pie?

My attempt to resurrect one version of a once-famous dessert was tasty, not pretty.

John Kelly

John Kelly

A long time ago in a newspaper close, close by, a critic was axed after a bad review

Did a pan of “The Empire Strikes Back” get a Washington Star writer yanked from his beat?

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

Black History Month milestones can’t blot out the bad

The celebration can’t obscure the wounds of the past or the racial disparities that remain today.

PostPartisan

Colbert I. King

Trump’s war on the press is a strategic calculation

White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon tipped Trump’s hand when he blurted out that the media is “the opposition party.”

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

Citizen Trump likely wouldn’t get a security clearance. Here’s why.

His background suggests red flags that would hamper most applicants.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

Should we pray for Trump?

Some say yes, we should “act in love”; others say no, his policies are “clearly demonic acts.”

PostPartisan

Colbert I. King

AME bishops sound a battle cry against the Trump administration

Has anything like this ever occurred with a newly elected president?

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

In Plymouth, Mass., the Thanksgiving story takes on a new reality

Welcome to the epicenter of America’s democratic heritage. Don the black and pass the gravy.

Jennifer LaRue Huget

Jennifer LaRue Huget

Kids helped create birthday song

Kindergarten students helped their teacher tinker with a tune that became well-known song.

Jennifer LaRue Huget

Jennifer LaRue Huget

Wonder how crayons and candy are made? Head to the factory.

Factory tours can be fun pit stops during family road trips.

Tom Sietsema

Tom Sietsema

La Puerta Verde review: True Mexican spirit in Ivy City

FIRST BITE | Chef Carlos Camacho cooks mother-inspired dishes of his homeland.

Tom Sietsema

Tom Sietsema

The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse review: ‘If it swims, we have it’

2 stars | Neighborhood joint owned by wholesaler does right by seafood — and more

Tom Sietsema

Tom Sietsema

Alma Cocina Latina review: A Venezuelan stunner beckons in Baltimore

3.5 stars | Restaurant showcases irresistible flavors, an inviting setting and warm hospitality

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

Iron Gate review: Relax by any fire. The ordering’s flexible.

FIRST BITE | Chef Tony Chittum has simplified options and has added a six-course, Italian-leaning tasting menu.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

‘I’ve never seen this before’: Our warm February feels fabulous and frightening all at once

A record-breaking month of high temperatures in Washington and much of the country is freaking people out. There’s something off about it, right?

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

You don’t need to be a math whiz to figure out why women earn less than men

A woman’s worth in the workplace keeps adding up to less than a man’s.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Trump’s gaffe on Frederick Douglass isn’t the problem. Relegating him to Black History Month is.

Douglass’s story is the story of America, not just black America.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

The Ballad of Ollie the Bobcat: Back in her cage, just like the rest of us

We rooted her on when she busted loose from the National Zoo. Then her brief fling with freedom came to an end.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

My parents were welcomed as refugees. That was the America of 1968, not today.

We’ve become a country that detains a 5-year-old at the airport simply because he holds dual American and Iranian citizenship

Robert McCartney and Faiz Siddiqui

Metro needs $800 million in loans and grant by September or faces ‘a real problem’

Cash crunch highlights agency’s financial fragility and need for dedicated funding, officials said.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Democrat’s fix for Metro: $750 million from feds in exchange for governance, labor changes

A bill sponsored by Rep. John Delaney (Md.) proposes more federal cash for Metro if it improves its board and tweaks union contracts.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

D.C. region braces for shock from Trump effect on spending, federal workforce

The Washington area expects Trump policies to strain local budgets and hamper economic growth.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Va. bill creating Metro safety body clears critical hurdle, but requires talks on rewriting compact

Both Republicans and Democrats expect the legislation to pass.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Virginia GOP lawmakers threaten to derail Metro safety body — but maybe only temporarily

House Republicans put obstacle in path of Metro safety commission, but there’s lot of time to remove it.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Remember George Washington, but get to know Richard Allen, too

The former slave turned activist used Washington’s decision to free his slaves upon his death to call for racial justice.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Trump asked what African Americans had to lose. They’re waiting to see the gain.

The president has pledged to help struggling neighborhoods. He could start with one not far from the White House.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

D.C. group goes from street gang to clothing start-up

Former members of the once-notorious Check It gang have opened a shop in SE Washington.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

This is one black Republican reveling in being an elephant in Democratic D.C.

Ralph Chittams says many African Americans agree with him — until he comes out of the GOP closet.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Trump’s plan to help black America doesn’t look like much of a deal

The president wants to help low-income urban residents, but many have been priced out of America’s cities.

PowerPost

Hiring-freeze confusion hits military parents

They wonder if base day-care programs will be able to stay open.

PowerPost

Report says value of fences to Southwest border security is not known

The report by the Government Accountability Office says Customs and Border Protection “suspended its efforts to measure the contributions of border fencing to border security in 2013 due to sequestration related funding shortfalls.”

PowerPost

Report: Federal tech start-up falls down on rules, procedures

The Office of Inspector General for the General Services Administration says 18F, as the office of technology is known, moves too rapidly, by cutting corners, violating procedures and in the process doing a disservice to the public. But an 18F co-founder disagrees with the report.

PowerPost

Staffing, budget shortages put Indian Health Service at ‘high risk’

The Indian Health Service will be exempt from President Trump’s hiring freeze, but many problems remain for the agency.

PowerPost

House Republicans launch latest hit on federal unions

Two House subcommittees joined forces for Republicans to hit what they consider to be abuses of “official time,” the system that allows government labor organization officials to engage in certain, but certainly not all, union-related activities while being paid by federal agencies.