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  • Cockeysville native launches to International Space Station

    Cockeysville native launches to International Space Station
    A few minutes after 4 p.m. Wednesday, Cockeysville native Reid Wiseman officially left the Earth to cheers at his high school alma mater. The distinction of "going to space" isn't technically earned until one is 50 miles above the Earth's surface,...
  • Ukraine crisis worries Clarksville Peace Corps veteran

    Ukraine crisis worries Clarksville Peace Corps veteran
    When Peggy Walton returned to Ukraine six months ago, 20 years after a two-year stint as a Peace Corps volunteer, she only wanted to quell her own restlessness and satisfy her curiosity about how the country had changed.  Little did the retired Howard...
  • Tough talk on Ukraine only makes us look weak [Commentary]

    Tough talk on Ukraine only makes us look weak [Commentary]
    President Barack Obama, with European support, has imposed selective sanctions against Russia, and he indicated in a Rose Garden news conference today that he will continue moving "to impose additional costs on Russia." But we have been down this road...
  • Obama must take stronger measures to confront Putin [Commentary]

    Obama must take stronger measures to confront Putin [Commentary]
    President Barack Obama came into office promising to limit United States commitments abroad in order to focus on the economy and health care at home. Such an approach may have been prudent immediately after the excesses of the Bush administration, but...
  • U.S. underestimates Putin [Letter]

    U.S. underestimates Putin [Letter]
    Western governments and specifically the Obama administration have been laughably naive about Russian President Vladimir Putin's reactions and intentions in Crimea and the Ukraine ("Obama must take stronger measures to confront Putin," March 20). Mr....
  • Special concerts for kids by famed cellist [Ellicott City]

    Maryland is home to Maxim Kozlov, a world-class cellist who has performed over 700 concerts in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, South Korea and China in famous orchestras such as Russia’s Chamber Orchestra Kremlin.  The Russian-...
  • Putin takes advantage of U.S. weakness [Letter]

    Putin takes advantage of U.S. weakness [Letter]
    Russian President Vladimir Putin might be on the wrong side of history in the long run, but certainly he has been victorious in the short run which may be of substantial duration ("Obama, Putin and the "wrong side of history," March 21). President Putin...
  • Aberdeen scientists waiting to destroy Syrian chemical weapons

    Aberdeen scientists waiting to destroy Syrian chemical weapons
    At the end of January, chemists and engineers left Aberdeen Proving Ground for the Mediterranean Sea to lead the historic destruction of Syria's chemical weapons. More than two months later, they're still waiting for the mission to start. As the...
  • U.S. gas exports: disenfranchising Maryland to spite Russia? [Commentary]

    U.S. gas exports: disenfranchising Maryland to spite Russia? [Commentary]
    So, the United States can still respond quickly when democratic norms are trampled by a dictatorial power abroad. Good for Ukraine. Too bad Washington doesn't seem to care when the trampling occurs right here at home — at least not when the U.S. gas...
  • They told me so. [Commentary]

    They told me so. [Commentary]
    'I told you so.' That's what I'm sure most of my Romanian friends would tell me about Russia's heavy handed assault on Ukraine — if they weren't so polite. Almost from the day I arrived in Bucharest in February 1998 (when Boris Yeltsin, not...
  • Friends School students learn geopolitical lessons in Russia

    Friends School students learn geopolitical lessons in Russia
    Jet-lagged and culture-shocked, Friends School students returned April 3 from a two-week class trip to St. Petersburg, Russia at a time of geopolitical turmoil over the country's annexation of the Ukraine's Crimea region — and in the midst of a...
  • Putin's point of view [Commentary]

    Putin's point of view [Commentary]
    The White House has responded to Russian actions in Crimea by taking a number of steps against Moscow: It has ramped up sanctions, verbally denounced the Kremlin's flouting of international law, effectively kicked Russia out of the G8 and given rhetorical...