| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:30 AM
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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:14 PM
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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:15 AM
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...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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 –...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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'...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 12:40 PM
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...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:26 PM
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...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 3:12 PM
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...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:49 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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 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...