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  • A shaky but promising deal on Syria

    A shaky but promising deal on Syria
    United Nations inspectors aren't saying who launched the chemical weapons attack that killed 1,400 people in Syria in August, but it would be difficult for anyone — including President Bashar Assad's apologists in Moscow — to maintain the...
  • Fighting words from Vladimir Putin

    While the slaughter goes on in the Syrian civil war, a remarkable war of words has broken out over the threatened use of American force there, led by of all people Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moscow's strongman of the post-Cold War era, or at least...
  • Martha A. Cowley, administrative assistant

    Martha A. Cowley, administrative assistant
    Martha A. Cowley, a retired administrative assistant and former longtime Whiteford resident, died Friday of cancer at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. She was 86. The daughter of farmers, Martha Ann Strickhouser was born and raised in York, Pa., where...
  • Think twice about becoming a star

    Some years ago, a Sun grandee being honored at a little retirement ceremony reflected on his long tenure at the paper. This worthy had at one time possessed the dignity of a correspondent in our Washington bureau, and I paraphrase what he said about the...
  • Hopkins professor says NSA blog post shutdown was 'big misunderstanding'

    Hopkins professor says NSA blog post shutdown was 'big misunderstanding'
    After roughly a week of reflection, the Johns Hopkins cryptography professor who was ordered to remove from university servers a blog post about the National Security Agency's covert surveillance efforts has concluded that it was a "big misunderstanding."...
  • Professionalizing college sports would be disaster for the Terps

    Professionalizing college sports would be disaster for the Terps
    If University of Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson happened to pick up Time magazine's Sept. 16th issue, he must have choked on his coffee. The cover story, "It's Time to Pay College Athletes," represented a huge leap forward for the movement to...
  • While we talk, Syrians die

    While we talk, Syrians die
    It took chemical weapons to make the deaths of Syrian civilians matter to the rest of the world. Prior to the sarin gas attack near Damascus in August, more than 100,000 had died in the civil war, including many innocent civilians. After the chemical...
  • While Washington is preoccupied with Syria and the budget, Iran makes a move

    While Washington is preoccupied with Syria and the budget, Iran makes a move
    Washington is preoccupied with two all-consuming debates right now. First, of course, is Syria. President Barack Obama placed his faith in two wholly untrustworthy figures. Syrian President Bashar Assad has shown himself to be a consummate liar, and...
  • Baltimore Book Festival runs this weekend in Mount Vernon

    Baltimore Book Festival runs this weekend in Mount Vernon
    Kathy Hornig finally had a chance to check out Washington's National Book Festival. And she came away with a renewed appreciation for the admittedly smaller, quirkier offering put on by The City That Reads. As the director of festivals for the Baltimore...
  • 'Homeland' returns steeped in D.C. dystopia

    'Homeland' returns steeped in D.C. dystopia
    It is hard to imagine any city in the nation being more reviled by Americans these days than Washington. The standoff last week among the White House, Senate and House of Representatives as the clock wound down on the country’s ability to pay its...
  • 'Homeland' Season 3 premiere recap, 'Tin Man is Down'

    'Homeland' Season 3 premiere recap, 'Tin Man is Down'
    Welcome back, Homelanders — let’s get caught up. First of all, our heroes Carrie and Saul (using aliases “Claire Danes” and “Mandy Patinkin,” respectively) have been flattered by some awfully breathless press coverage...
  • 'Ingredients of a great story'

    'Ingredients of a great story'
    The Newseum Support Center does business in low-profile fashion inside a one-story structure in a knot of warehouses in North Laurel. But don’t dismiss its lack of curb appeal. Within its walls is a rich and vibrant stash of artifacts that,...