| Aug 16, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Commentator D.A. Henderson's recent piece on smallpox contained an unbalanced and inaccurate description of a smallpox vaccine produced by my company, Bavarian Nordic ("Smallpox virus stocks are dangerous," Aug 6).
Contrary to his statements, our...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:14 PM
Artist Pablo Machioli hangs out in the belly of the letter "B."
Kyle Miller likes to linger in "U," a letter he helped shape from steel and pine.
And bus driver Kaliha Taylor waits for her shift to begin while perched on the lower curve of "S."...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Arizona's execution this week of convicted double-murderer Joseph R. Wood III took so long that his attorneys had time to file another request for a stay and get a Supreme Court justice on the phone while it was going on. According to an Arizona...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Commentator Jules Witcover writes that President Obama "needs to put a bit of John Wayne in his words" vis-a-vis his handling of Russia over the Malaysian Airlines tragedy ("The Obama doctrine under fire," July 25).
Mr. Witcover acknowledges that...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Many supposedly bee-friendly flowers and home garden plants being sold by major retailers have been pretreated with pesticides implicated in bee declines, according to a study by Friends of the Earth and other organizations, including the Maryland...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:27 AM
At the State Department's "Our Ocean" conference last week, President Barack Obama announced new plans to tackle seafood fraud and illegal fishing. Increased transparency and traceability of the seafood supply chain is a critical next step in sustaining...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 12:11 PM
When a shark tagged off the Eastern Shore as part of a marine-life tracking project took off on an unprecedented monthlong journey, researchers quite literally watched its every move.
Thanks to cutting-edge satellite tags, scientists at the Guy Harvey...
| May 31, 2014
| 3:00 AM
While tea party candidates underperformed against establishment Republican incumbents in recent U.S. primary elections, in Europe their conservative cousins have just scored some spectacular victories.
Commentators are calling elections for seats in the...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 9:26 AM
In American domestic politics, messing with Social Security is known as "the third rail," referring to the power source for trains that is fatal to the touch. In foreign policy discussions, invoking the name of Adolf Hitler promises the same lethal...
| May 27, 2014
| 10:38 AM
This year marks the passage of one century since of the start of the First World War. It is the year that will mark the 75th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland, which launched the Second World War. It is also the year that will mark a quarter of a...
| May 1, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Russia annexed Ukraine's southern Crimea region, despite the fact that a significant minority of the Crimean population are not ethnically Russian nor interested in joining the Russian Federation.
Approximately 12 percent of the Crimean population...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Russia's incursion into Ukraine has created a mess, and hopefully America will stay out of it ("Containing Putin," March 3).
Let NATO, the United Nations and the European Union work things out, though military action by any of them is unlikely. In fact,...