| Sep 11, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The Obama administration has decided to strike at the Assad regime in Syria because of its alleged use of chemical weapons in a civil war that has already killed about 100,000 people and sent millions of refugees into Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq ("...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
According to Jewish tradition, those who atone over the High Holidays for the sins of the past year will be granted peace, prosperity and life.
As thousands of area Jews prepare to begin the solemn season Wednesday night amid high tensions in the Middle...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Cal Thomas greatly misreads what is happening with regard to Syria ("Putin played Obama like a fiddle," Sept. 12). President Barack Obama's stated objective was to enforce the international norm prohibiting the use of chemical weapons. The fact that Syria...
| 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...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:15 AM
At long last, some diplomatic common sense! It's good news for America and the world that a meeting will take place between Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif ("Obama pledges diplomacy with Iran, puts onus on Rouhani," Sept....
| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry's meeting with Iran's foreign minister ("Kerry to meet Iran's foreign minister at UN in first face-to-face talks since 1979," Sept. 23) represents a good first step for direct negotiations between the U.S. and Iran, a country...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 3:00 AM
In the film "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray wakes up each morning and relives the previous day.
A similar scenario is playing out in the Middle East between Israel and her enemies. The deadly "movie" always goes like this: Israel is shelled or attacked...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:28 AM
"One does not sharpen the axes after the right time; after the time they are needed." — Russian Proverb
The late Ukrainian violinist Mischa Elman is considered one of the greatest of all time, but he has nothing on Russian President Vladimir...