April 24, 2013 in The Daily Republic
Last Wednesday, keeping guns out of the hands of people like James Holmes, Jared Lee Loughner, Seung Hui Cho and Adam Lanza took a back seat to the political survival of a bunch of suits who cannot be moved by death, grief, the will of the people or even common sense.
November 22, 2012 in The Daily Republic
Remember when we first started talking about date rape and acquaintance rape? The widespread assumption was that attackers were otherwise nice guys who got a little too drunk and carried things a bit too far.
October 5, 2012 in The Daily Republic
Let’s just put aside the cute little bloody-eyed wallaby for a second. I know. You can’t, right? Continue Reading
September 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic
WASHINGTON The American University professor who breast-fed her baby while teaching a class was inappropriate, judgmental and flat-out absurd.
August 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic
Our nation takes care of its youngest citizens through a mishmash of neighborhood babysitters, high-paid nannies, off-the-grid, sketchy but affordable centers, homemade day cares run out of someone’s basement and the rare and difficult-to-afford corporate center that works well for the tiny population that can get in.
July 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic
WASHINGTON “Two brothers were here just before you. They were playing Frisbee. With glass plates,” the emergency room nurse at Children’s National Medical Center told me. Continue Reading
August 18, 2011 in The Daily Republic
WASHINGTON Absolutely not.
Bert and Ernie should not get married.
April 7, 2011 in The Daily Republic
WASHINGTON We get it. Loopy cereal the color of a circus tent or yogurt that glows an unholy green is not good for us or the kids.
But when it turns out that barbecue sauce, beef bouillon, pickles, bread, the skin of oranges, cheese, meat and crescent rolls are also dyed to make you want to eat them, healthy eating becomes a game of hide-andseek that few people have time to play. Continue Reading
February 11, 2011 in The Daily Republic
WASHINGTON Every year, Maria Zimmitti fields the panicked calls as summer winds down and the school year looms.
Parents leave frantic messages on her cellphone. They bombard the D.C. child psychologist with e-mails. They need her NOW!
What’s the Bat Signal for? Pee. But more likely, poop. Continue Reading
December 30, 2010 in The Daily Republic
Over the river and through the body scanner to grandmother’s house we go!
What a fun, new twist on traveling with the kids this holiday season. Parents get to choose between a scanner that will generate portraits of your kids looking like nude ghosts and, according to some reports, give off questionable levels of radiation, or they can take the little ones for a rubber-glove pat-down that will upend years of stranger-danger training. Continue Reading