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  • In Egypt, signs of hope, not 'hijacking' [Letter]

    In Egypt, signs of hope, not 'hijacking' [Letter]
    I have been working in Egypt on various development projects for more than 15 years now and have been present here for seven to eight months in each of the past three years. I have personally witnessed every significant sociopolitical event here over that...
  • Using art as a broad stroke to promote social awareness

    When Raissa Howera was growing up in the Washington area, she took part in protests supporting independence for Ukraine, the land of her father's family. Such activism was typical, she said. Her adolescence was marked by frustration with the problems...
  • The U.S. should speak softly on Ukraine [Letter]

    The U.S. should speak softly on Ukraine [Letter]
    Regarding your reader who expressed disappointment over President Obama's lack of "engagement" in Ukraine, America must not forget the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the world came as close to Armageddon as hopefully we will ever get ("Obama must not...
  • Obama must not abandon Ukraine's democrats [Letter]

    Obama must not abandon Ukraine's democrats [Letter]
    I am extremely disappointed by President Obama's lack of engagement in Ukraine. It pains me that Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to be playing him for a toothless paper tiger ("Obama plans to talk to Russia's Putin about Ukraine deal Friday –...
  • Syria and Iran are U.S. foreign policy disasters [Letter]

    Syria and Iran are U.S. foreign policy disasters [Letter]
    While reading the summary of key 2013 events, when I got to the description that "Syria blinked," I had to blink myself. I assume the writer meant "Syria winked." At least that's about as much attention as Bashar al-Assad paid to President Barack Obama'...
  • Stocking stuffers for your favorite conservative

    Stocking stuffers for your favorite conservative
    Christmas is nine days away, and if you're looking for presents, well, you still have time. When it comes to becoming educated on conservatism and Maryland, books are a very effective way to show somebody that you care enough about them and our state...
  • Looking Out: Actor Chris Pine lambasts Russian anti-gay law, U.S. response

    Looking Out: Actor Chris Pine lambasts Russian anti-gay law, U.S. response
    Add "Star Trek" star Chris Pine to a growing list of people speaking out against Russia's controversial anti-gay law. The legislation ostensibly bans the promotion of "nontraditional sexual relations to minors" and has been responsible for a rise in...
  • Looking Out: Jurors can't be excluded based on sexual orientation, court says

    Looking Out: Jurors can't be excluded based on sexual orientation, court says
    In a decision with wide-reaching implications, a federal appeals court ruled this week that potential jurors cannot be left off of juries based on their sexual orientations. Remember the antitrust case involving two purveyors of HIV/AIDS drugs that...
  • Carroll foreign film festival starts Feb.7

    Carroll foreign film festival starts Feb.7
    The Carroll Arts Center and McDaniel College will be hosting the 11th annual Foreign Film Festival on Fridays throughout February. This year, the festival features films from Denmark, France and Russia. Films were chosen by Film Lovers in Carroll County...
  • Nuclear safety issues linger [Commentary]

    Nuclear safety issues linger [Commentary]
    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...
  • Obama briefly mentions LGBT equality, Sochi Olympics in State of the Union

    Obama briefly mentions LGBT equality, Sochi Olympics in State of the Union
    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...
  • Arena Stage presents Daniel Beaty's potent one-man play about Paul Robeson

    Arena Stage presents Daniel Beaty's potent one-man play about Paul Robeson
    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...