| Aug 9, 2012
| 3:13 PM
Rhythmic gymnastics is to Russia'sfemale Olympians what beach volleyball is to the United States': The sport that seems to mint one gold medal after another. Given that, Bethesda's Julie Zetlin had no illusion of finishing on the medal podium in her...
| Aug 15, 2012
Dr. Joseph Taler, a retired Glen Burnie family physician who survived the Holocaust in Poland by not wearing his Star of David armband, taking a Christian surname, and hiding in a village, died Sunday of heart failure at his Annapolis home.
He was 89....
| Aug 16, 2012
| 3:00 AM
A recent intelligence leak confirms something that regular readers of this column already know: that the Obama administration has officially authorized covert support of local "rebel" groups, through government agencies like the CIA, with the goal of...
| Mar 12, 2012
The beginning of the calendar year traditionally marks the time for Hollywood awards ceremonies, but a little closer to home, the Maryland Music Educators Association also just announced their 2012 Awards of Excellence. MMEA bestows three Outstanding...
| May 20, 2012
President Obama achieved a major foreign policy goal in 2010 when he concluded the New START Treaty committing the U.S. and Russia to reduce the size of their long-range nuclear arsenals by a third within six years, to 1,550 warheads on each side. But...
| Mar 8, 2012
So Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putinhas just been re-presidented for at least another six years, during which we can all watch his newly tucked eyes migrate back to where they used to be. And as surely as a pound dog comes with fleas, this election...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 12:40 AM
The Legg Mason Tennis Classic, a staple of the late-summer sporting scene in the Washington area for more than four decades, is getting a dramatic makeover that will include a new title sponsor, stadium upgrades and shared billing with an existing...
| May 21, 2012
| 8:17 AM
Now that Vladimir Putin is Russia's president once again, the result of still another fraudulent election, we should expect ever more hostile relations with Moscow.
Mr. Putin, a vain and vulgar man, was born and bred to despise the United States. And...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Jeanne Vertefeuille and Sandra Grimes could be George Smiley's people.
They were recruited on their college campuses by the Central Intelligence Agency during the height of the Cold War. Jeanne wanted travel and adventure. Sandy didn't know much about...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 5:49 PM
Abram, his wife, Bessie, and his teenage brother Sam came first, traveling by train from their Russian village to a German port a thousand miles away in 1912. Then they boarded the ship that would bring them to their new home — Baltimore.
| Dec 18, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Neil Simon's column on the new U.S.-Russia trade law could not be further from the truth when it states that Sen. Benjamin Cardin has "catapulted human rights atop the international agenda ("Cardin stands up for rights," Dec. 12).
Senator Cardin talks...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 1:31 PM
WASHINGTON -- Human rights legislation crafted by Sen. Ben Cardin and targeted at abuses in Russia sailed through the U.S. Senate on a bipartisan vote Thursday and will now be signed by President Obama.
The provision requires the State Department to...