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  • 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...
  • How Big Poultry sided with Big Oil

    Oil is essential to our economic and national security because our transportation system runs on it. The danger of this monopoly is that consumers must pay whatever price is charged for gasoline or diesel. The danger to our nation is that our foreign...
  • Syrian civil war heightens polio risk [Commentary]

    Syrian civil war heightens polio risk [Commentary]
    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...
  • Looking Out: India re-criminalizes gay sex

    Looking Out: India re-criminalizes gay sex
    Gay sex is now illegal -- again -- in the second-most populous nation in the world. India's Supreme Court restored a 150-year-old law banning sodomy Wednesday, declaring that a lower court that struck it down in 2009 lacked the power to do so. Put...
  • U.S. must respond to Syria's chemical weapons

     U.S. must respond to Syria's chemical weapons
    While many would argue that there are no rules in war, I feel that a terrible line was crossed with the use of poison gas munitions by the government of Syria on its own civilians. Such wide-scale barbarism demands a U.S. military response, regardless...
  • International Day of Peace to be celebrated in Catonsville

    International Day of Peace to be celebrated in Catonsville
    Music lovers of all ages will gather at Atwater's in Catonsville on Saturday, Sept. 21, to celebrate the United Nations' International Day of Peace. According to the United Nations website, the day of peace was established in 1981, "as a day devoted...
  • Renewable fuel standard is too costly

     Renewable fuel standard is too costly
    It's strange that Reid Detchon calls for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to endure given that his employer — the United Nations — has repeatedly pleaded with the United States to reign in this biofuels policy due to its detrimental effects...
  • It's autumn, walk the North Park Trail and enjoy the leaves

    Peace be with you, dear readers, Saturday, Sept. 21 marks the International Day of Peace, established by a United Nations resolution in 1982. Also Saturday, happy autumn! Officially, Sept. 21/22 is the first day of autumn. It's time to enjoy colorful...
  • Don't put faith in Iran

     Don't put faith in Iran
    Evidently the writer of the recent letter heralding a conversation between top diplomats ("Talks with Iran a promising development," Sept. 25) has been taken in by the softened diplomatic rhetoric of President Hasan Rowhani of Iran, which has contrasted...
  • 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...
  • Curbside EV chargers debut in Baltimore

    Curbside EV chargers debut in Baltimore
    Baltimore's first curbside electric-vehicle charging stations debuted Friday, marking the next step in the establishment of infrastructure to support the spread of plug-in cars and trucks. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other dignitaries were on...
  • A push for more exports from the Baltimore region

    A push for more exports from the Baltimore region
    Glen Burnie food products company Allied International Corp. might have a global-infused name, but it sold nothing outside the country before 2008. Now it exports to 45 countries, accounting for nearly 20 percent of the small firm's revenue. This is...