Latest from Petula Dvorak

Why are the liberals of Takoma Park suing to protect a piece of asphalt?

The notoriously liberal enclave puts a parking lot on a pedestal while opposing a development residents say would harm their beloved co-op.
  • Apr 29, 2021

Her unlikely campaign for governor began at a gravesite in Virginia

Princess Blanding’s brother was in a mental health crisis when he was killed by a police officer. She doesn’t want something like that to happen again.
  • Apr 26, 2021

Covid-19 has made an already dangerous profession lethal

Nurses are the front-line workers burning out and dying in this pandemic
  • Apr 22, 2021

The American justice system finally worked. Does White America understand just how often it doesn’t?

Accountability for George Floyd’s murder should’ve been a given. Yet our justice system hasn’t always worked that way.
  • Apr 21, 2021

Did the pandemic stop America’s violent streak? Not when it comes to homicides.

Homicides — the crimes usually linked to mental health — are up, at a time when we’re even more isolated. See the connection?
  • Apr 19, 2021

This list said D.C. is the absolute worst in the entire nation. Maybe it’s right.

The District has so much going for it, from cherry blossoms to museums to music. But when it comes to being a state, we’ve got nothing on the others.
  • Apr 15, 2021

Arrogance and entitlement are the diseases in American policing

The bad behavior begins with police culture, as we saw in the viral video from Windsor, Va.
  • Apr 12, 2021

Grandma hugs beat out piña coladas for our pandemic-era spring break

With nearly 20 percent of the country vaccinated, family reunions like ours are beginning, and they’re sweet.
  • Apr 8, 2021

Could D.C. statehood reach all the way into the prison system?

Local prisoners are part of the federal system, doing time thousands of miles away, far from family.
  • Mar 25, 2021

D.C. statehood is about more than getting a vote

The nation’s capital is a place, a home, a point of pride and a vibe. And it’s been waiting for statehood for too long.
  • Mar 22, 2021