| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:30 AM
I appreciated the commentary by Thomas Barrett ("A distorted view of Russia," Feb. 16). I have been very disappointed by America's media and it's sensationalized reporting on the Sochi Olympics. Russians have a long and complex history with many struggles...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Digital gender identity just became a lot less binary.
Internet behemoth Facebook has added a customizable option to the gender field on its profiles, allowing users to identify beyond male and female.
When editing their basic information, users are...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:30 AM
I'm glad I'm not the only one who's detected blatant Russia bashing in media coverage of the Olympics ("A distorted view of Russia," Feb. 16). It's a case of chronic American superiority. A lot of people condemn Vladimir Putin's position on gay rights...
| Feb 16, 2014
The Olympics have begun, and it's clear already that one sport is still flourishing — Russia bashing. Or more precisely, awkward American back flips over exactly how to depict Russia. Only a few days in, NBC committed factual errors, gross...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:30 AM
If prejudice masquerading as journalism were an Olympic sport, the vile diatribe of commentator Mark Nuckols against all things Russian would win gold hands down ("The Sochi experiment," Feb. 6).
The real problem, however, is that Mr. Nuckols' rant is...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:44 PM
When Maryland first lady Catherine Curran O'Malley sits down to watch the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, she'll feel a little uneasy.
Like many Marylanders and others around the world, the start of the games has left O'Malley wondering what more...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Tatyana McFadden, the Columbia-raised Paralympic world champion, was in town last Thursday evening at Atholton High School to accept her plaque as one of the 2014 inductees into the Howard County Women's Athletics Hall of Fame. As expected, she —...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Despite President Obama's campaign pledge to "push the reset button" on U.S. relations with Russia, America's dealings with its erstwhile Cold War adversary recently have been anything but smooth. Moscow and Washington clashed last year over Russia's...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:05 PM
A Russian newspaper editor was fined Wednesday for printing a quote indicating that being gay was normal.
English translations of the contentious quote differ — Gay Star News went with "My very existence is proof being gay is normal" while the...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Some voices are so unmistakable, so incredibly distinctive that they seem to burn into your memory, even your soul. You don't have to hear such a voice in person; a recording, however old and worn, will do the trick.
That's how I fell under the spell of...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:49 PM
President Barack Obama briefly reiterated his commitment to LGBT equality around the globe in a section of Tuesday night's State of the Union speech, but he did not address the stalled Employment Non-Discrimination Act or whether he would issue an...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Shades of Cold War anxiety were rekindled recently by reports that Air Force investigations were underway into alleged drug use, as well as cheating on preparedness tests, among nuclear missile launch officers working in the nation's pressure-cooker...