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  • Obama and Iraq: Too-little, too-late

    Obama and Iraq: Too-little, too-late
    George W. Bush never claimed to be prescient, but here he is in 2007, warning us what would happen if the United States prematurely pulled its troops out of Iraq before Iraqi forces were sufficiently trained, equipped and motivated to defend the country...
  • Muscular diplomacy [Editorial]

    Muscular diplomacy  [Editorial]
    In a little-heralded announcement earlier this week, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons declared that the Syrian government of Bashar Assad had handed over the last 1,300 tons of its declared chemical weapons stockpile to...
  • Putin's land grab [Editorial]

    Putin's land grab  [Editorial]
    Russia's annexation of Crimea today came despite U.S. and European threats to impose economic sanctions if President Vladimir Putin moved to take back the former Russian province that was ceded to Ukraine decades ago. Mr. Putin evidently calculated he...
  • 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...
  • Ukraine election looms [Commentary]

    Ukraine election looms [Commentary]
    Amid the storm created by Russian President Vladimir Putin's extralegal incursion into the Crimean peninsula, the U.S. and Europe risk allowing an event equally important to Ukraine's future to fall out of focus: the May 25 election in which the divided...
  • 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...
  • Cardin meets with Pussy Riot at Capitol

    Cardin meets with Pussy Riot at Capitol
    U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin met with members of the protest group Pussy Riot on Tuesday to bring attention to human rights abuses in Russia as well as his efforts to expand economic sanctions against top officials in the country. The Maryland Democrat, a...
  • Onetime Aberdeen mansion gets new life as assisted living home

    Onetime Aberdeen mansion gets new life as assisted living home
    From riches to rags, then back to riches. That could be the motto of the grand Victorian house at 468 West Bel Air Avenue, near Baltimore Street. Once home to Aberdeen's illustrious Baker family, the dwelling fell on hard times and stood dilapidated for...
  • Hillary Clinton touches the 'third rail' of foreign policy [Commentary]

    Hillary Clinton touches the 'third rail' of foreign policy [Commentary]
    In American domestic politics, messing with Social Security is known as "the third rail," referring to the power source for trains that is fatal to the touch. In foreign policy discussions, invoking the name of Adolf Hitler promises the same lethal...
  • 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-...