| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:52 AM
In 2003, I served as a senior military officer at Camp Ashraf, Iraq. In keeping with my responsibility as an oath-bound Army officer and under the Geneva Convention, I made a solemn promise to the group of 3,000 Iranian dissidents living there. I...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Contrary to your editorial, the present leaders of Iran, with their more moderate talk, are not sending "mixed signals" but merely confirming their long-term agenda while simultaneously lobbying for the lifting of sanctions ("Iran's mixed signals," Oct....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Two LGBT-focused films screening at the Creative Alliance over the next two weeks provide deeper looks at often-marginalized parts of the queer community -- with one exploring Maryland in particular.
On Thursday night, director Tina Gharavi's "I Am...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:30 AM
To all those who sincerely believe they are being virtuous and standing up for the principles of smaller government, I ask you to examine two recent events that indicates that you are being used.
The first example is the National Rifle Association...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The Geneva talks last week between Iran and the international community represented by the so-called P5+1 Group — the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany — did not produce any major breakthroughs toward resolving...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:53 AM
It took chemical weapons to make the deaths of Syrian civilians matter to the rest of the world. Prior to the sarin gas attack near Damascus in August, more than 100,000 had died in the civil war, including many innocent civilians. After the chemical...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
President Barack Obama's critics lost no time in calling him naive for welcoming talks offered by Iran's president aimed at reducing tensions between their two countries over Tehran's disputed nuclear program. Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu was...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Portraying Iranian President Hasan Rowhani as a man of peace is a farce given his record of duplicity and his long association with Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ("Having faith in peace," Oct. 1).
Unfortunately, Mr. Rowhani's charm...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Suddenly, after decades of impasse, it seems possible — just possible — that the stars are aligning for a comprehensive peace agreement in the Middle East.
Three major developments are happening right now.
Iran's new president, Hasan...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:12 PM
The Baltimore Book Festival kicks off today with three full days of readings, music and more. The festival alawys draws a big crowd to Mount Vernon -- even when the Ravens are playing -- so make some time to drop by. The Baltimore Sun's Mary McCauley...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:00 AM
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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:43 AM
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...