| Aug 14, 2013
| 9:00 AM
President Vladimir Putin of Russia is an odious little man who formerly was a cold war colonel in the KGB and now sees himself as czar. He recently signed a dangerously vague law barring "homosexual propaganda" allegedly to protect children ("Obama knocks...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:04 PM
A New Jersey judge heard arguments Thursday over whether the state should be required to legalize same-sex marriage in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's June decision on the Defense of Marriage Act.
Since December 2006, New Jersey has allowed same-...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Russian pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva, who is tasked with welcoming international athletes at one of Sochi's two Olympic Villages in 2014, criticized fellow athletes Thursday for painting their fingernails in rainbow colors to support LGBT...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:25 PM
Sometimes recognition for a job well done is a long time coming.
Seventy years ago, Pasadena resident William Tiernan was an 18-year-old sailor in the British Merchant Navy, participating in one of World War II's most dangerous assignments, the...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Sen. Ben Cardin is scheduled to meet Thursday with the family of a Russian lawyer whose death sparked an international outcry over human rights in that country, renewing focus on a controversy that has complicated U.S.-Russian relations at a sensitive...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland recently met with the family of Sergei Magnitsky. The reasons for the meeting: In 2009, Mr. Magnitsky was jailed in Russia for exposing governmental corruption. While in prison, he died after allegedly being tortured. In...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:04 AM
A daredevil and two dissidents are piquing online readers' interest this morning as Edward Snowden, Nelson Mandela and Nik Wallenda all make the news again. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for June 24, 2013.
Nik Wallenda, who teetered his way...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the Russian baritone who will give a recital for the Washington Performing Arts Society at the Kennedy Center Wednesday night, has one of the finest voices of our time. He doesn’t mind saying so himself.
“It is still a...
| 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...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:23 PM
Tuesday of this week was the 63rd anniversary of a key event in U.S. history, though it happened half a world away on a peninsula that's attached to the northern Chinese region of Manchuria.
That peninsula remains a household word a generation later, as...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Sen. Ben Cardin is Maryland's joke on the USA. Instead of working for the interests of his state he finds it necessary to meddle into the internal affairs of Russia, which I certain is quaking in its boots over Mr. Cardin's human rights measure ("Senate...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 8:24 AM
Until about 1950, a married American couple wanting to have a child other than by procreation had only two options: adopt a U.S.-born children privately (e.g. attorneys, private child welfare agencies) or through public social welfare agencies. The...