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  • Sid Busch will run Baltimore Marathon for kindred spirit in fallen Marine Jimmy Malachowski

    Sid Busch will run Baltimore Marathon for kindred spirit in fallen Marine Jimmy Malachowski
    Sid Busch will run the Baltimore Marathon with a fallen Marine on his back. It's a weight he is proud to carry. On Saturday, Busch, 66, will pin a photo of Jimmy Malachowski to his shirt, look skyward and murmur something to the leatherneck from...
  • Afghan war dead, a senseless waste

    The Memorial Day listing of those U.S. servicemen and women who died in Afghanistan over the past year hit me with the same numb despair that I remember feeling when I first saw the black granite Vietnam Memorial. The solemn reality of the Afghan War's...
  • Editorial page tribute to U.S. fallen in Afghanistan showed mainstream media's bias

    Your list of the names of U.S. soldiers who have died in Afghanistan since last Memorial Day on Monday's editorial page was nice, but it conveniently left out the body count ("U.S. fallen in Afghanistan," May 28). Since 2009, when Barack Obama became...
  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
  • Veterans Day a time for area veterans to remember service

    For almost 200 years, members of Fred Roussey's family have served in the United States Army, Navy and Marine Corps. "Everything but the Air Force," the Catonsville resident said. His family's long line of service dates back to the Battle of Fort...
  • Girls helping girls

    Thursday marks the International Day of the Girl. As part of Garrison Forest School's Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) partnership with the Johns Hopkins University, we spent this past spring and summer as the first interns at Jhpiego, the JHU-...
  • Biden connects, Ryan dances

    Biden connects, Ryan dances
    Vice President Joe Biden was stronger in Thursday's debate than challenger Rep. Paul Ryan, but the matchup didn't produce the kind of clear winner that the debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney did. Joe Biden was Joe Biden —...
  • Biden gave Democrats what they want -- but what about independents?

    Biden gave Democrats what they want -- but what about independents?
    As President Obama and Mitt Romney head into their rematch Tuesday night, Vice President Joe Biden can claim to have done what he could to calm the distress of fellow Democrats in the wake of Mr. Obama's sub-par performance in the first presidential...
  • Young veterans easing back into life after war

    Young veterans easing back into life after war
    Joseph Bathgate calls them "the Hollywood questions." When college classmates learn he was a machine gunner for the Marine Corps for two tours in Iraq, they want to know: Did anyone ever shoot at you? Ever get hit? And there's the big one. You ever...
  • Navy SEAL from Edgewater killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

    Navy SEAL from Edgewater killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash
    A Navy SEAL from Edgewater was killed in last week's Black Hawk helicopter crash in Afghanistan, defense officials said Monday. Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks, 28, was one of seven Americans killed in the crash Thursday during a firefight...
  • Unfriendly fire in Afghanistan

    Unfriendly fire in Afghanistan
    The increasing frequency of attacks on U.S. and NATO troops by members of the Afghan security forces they are supposed to be helping has reached the point where American commanders are rightly concerned that the mistrust engendered by such incidents...
  • Ehrlich is wrong on U.S. policy in the Middle East

    Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s recent column ("The Obama doctrine: Passivity where leadership is needed," Oct. 14) continues to present a flawed ideological position on the Middle East when a heterodox view is in order. We entered the Middle East and North...