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  • Unexploded ordnance in Afghanistan poses hidden threat

    Unexploded ordnance in Afghanistan poses hidden threat
    The hulking old tanks, left to rust when Soviet forces pulled out of Afghanistan in 1989, still packed a threat when Albert Whittington arrived. Whittington, an ordnance and explosives specialist with the Baltimore district of the Army Corps of...
  • Brazil, Russia, India and China: The world's trouble children

    Brazil, Russia, India and China: The world's trouble children
    As the world struggles to deal with its two largest foreign-affairs dilemmas, Syria and Iran, resolutely standing in the way are the BRICs. That's the acronym foreign-policy wonks use for the block of nations that routinely refuses to join the...
  • A roadblock to rights for the disabled

    A roadblock to rights for the disabled
    On July 26, 1990, when President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on the lawn of the White House, I was too young be in attendance, or even understand the impact that this monumental law would have on the United States by...
  • No good options for Iran

    No good options for Iran
    Speculation in Israel about the possibility of a strike on Iran's nuclear program in the coming weeks has intensified, and not just because of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's tough talk in Jerusalem. Mr. Romney called for the U.S. and Israel...
  • Getting educated on GMOs

    Getting educated on GMOs
    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is printed here. This week, Karen Kolowski weighs in on...
  • U.S. must recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

    U.S. must recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital
    At first glance, Jerusalem appears to be the quintessential capital city: The sprawling, modern metropolis is home to Israel'sparliament, the Knesset, and courts, ministry buildings, monuments and museums dot the surrounding area. Lining the main...
  • In Curtis Bay, a battle over lucrative junk business

    In Curtis Bay, a battle over lucrative junk business
    Throughout the day, shirtless, tattooed men push shopping carts filled with metal scrap to a junkyard in Curtis Bay. Inside the gate, a pair of German shepherds and 16 surveillance cameras keep watch as the men unload their treasure and leave with cash....
  • Start autumn off at the HdG farmers market

    Peace be with you, dear readers, Today marks the International Day of Peace, established by a United Nations resolution in 1982. Tomorrow, happy autumn! Officially, Sept. 22 is the first day of autumn. It's time to enjoy colorful leaves, pumpkins,...
  • Tribe of liberty

    Tribe of liberty
    We like tribalism for the same reason we like to eat fatty foods: We evolved that way. Homo sapiens didn't survive long on the African savannas as rugged individualists. Alone, they couldn't scare away the scarier animals and, for the most part, they...
  • Obama-Romney: It's not over yet

    Obama-Romney: It's not over yet
    Things certainly seem to be breaking President Barack Obama's way of late. A slew of new polls last week showed gains for him in crucial battleground states, most notably Ohio, the one state no Republican has ever won the presidency without. Mr. Obama...
  • Joel Brinkley: UN Human Rights Council is irredeemable

    Joel Brinkley: UN Human Rights Council is irredeemable
    You should probably sit down before you read this. Syria has put its name up for membership on the United Nations Human Rights Council, and it will most likely win a seat. Yes, Syria, the state that has slaughtered close to 15,000 of its own people over...
  • U.N. veto leaves Syria on the brink

    U.N. veto leaves Syria on the brink
    Today's decision by Russia and China to veto a United Nations Security Council resolution to impose sanctions on the brutal regime in Syria is, at most, a hollow victory for President Bashar Assad. Russian officials say they opposed the measure for fear...