| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In 1951, my Great Uncle William Kirkpatrick, who had polio, became the first person to be injected with Jonas Salk's experimental polio vaccine. The vaccine would become Salk's gift to the world, but at the time it was untested and undergoing...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 9:00 AM
President Vladimir Putin of Russia is an odious little man who formerly was a cold war colonel in the KGB and now sees himself as czar. He recently signed a dangerously vague law barring "homosexual propaganda" allegedly to protect children ("Obama knocks...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:42 AM
Don’t trust TV history — ever.
That’s the big conclusion I came to this week after starting out on the simple assignment of previewing a two-hour National Geographic special on the Iraq War.
“America Vs. Iraq,” which...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:05 PM
When a government viciously attacks its own citizens with weapons of mass destruction, killing or injuring hundreds of innocent men, women and children, its actions represent a violation of long-established international norms that the world cannot...
| Aug 27, 2013
Regarding your recent editorial on the U.S. response to reports of Syria's use of chemical weapons, America's rush to war against Syria is dangerous, unnecessary, unwanted and unconstitutional ("Punishing Syria," Aug. 26).
You state that "the U.S. has...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Herman Katkow, a retired clothing store owner who became the voice of Baltimore's small retail entrepreneur in City Hall, Annapolis and Congress, died of kidney failure Thursday at Vantage House in Columbia. The Mount Washington resident was 95.
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Scientists are increasingly confident that human activity is influencing changes in climate across the globe, according to leaked copies of a United Nations report detailed by several news outlets.
The U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 9:14 AM
The suicide of former school bus driver and Ohio kidnapper Ariel Castro comes with mixed sentiments, but it serves as a reminder that many other predators like him still live and work among us.
People across America can no longer claim, "It doesn't...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:59 PM
There is every reason to doubt the seriousness of the proposal by Russia — quickly seconded by Syria — to turn over the Middle Eastern nation's chemical weapons stockpile to the international community for destruction as a way to avert...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Most people have apparently made up their minds about what we should do about Syria, but I find myself dithering ("The decisive moment," Sept. 9).
Doing nothing seems like a terrible idea, and military action seems also seems a terrible idea. It comes...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The Middle East is a powder keg. The hatred and conflict over Israel will never end as long as dictators and religious extremists keep stoking the fires for their own purposes. Meanwhile, weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons that are...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:56 AM
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...