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PETULA DVORAK: On-demand turns ‘Weeds’ into crack

September 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"310668","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]  This was the summer of irresponsible three-day benders.

A few times, it was 4 a….continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

DVORAK: ‘How I Spent My Furlough’ Facebook page becomes as divisive as the sequester

July 31, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Forced time off is divisive, painful and political, like everything else in Washington these days. Continue Reading

DVORAK: Easier to shoot off guns than mouths

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.
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DVORAK: Rape: Scary stranger is not the worst part

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.
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DVORAK: Don’t look at zoos or humans for perfection

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

DVORAK: Professor has poor reaction to criticism

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.
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DVORAK: Time to stop ignoring the lacking child care system

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.
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DVORAK: Kids’ mischief and odd injuries put the ‘er’ in summer

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

OPINION: Stay single, Bert and Ernie

August 18, 2011 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON Absolutely not.
Bert and Ernie should not get married.
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Opinion: Price right with dyes for kids

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