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  • A life deserved [Commentary]

    A life deserved [Commentary]
    My daughter, Tatyana McFadden, was born with a disability — an underdeveloped spinal cord that resulted in paralysis below her waist — in St. Petersburg, Russia. She fought for her life then, and later, with the same determination, for her...
  • Ukraine in crisis [Editorial]

    Ukraine in crisis  [Editorial]
    The new Ukrainian government in Kiev is under mounting pressure to keep the country from unraveling as pro-Russian demonstrators in Kharkiv, Donetsk, Lugansk and other eastern cities occupy government buildings and demand to be reunited with Moscow....
  • 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...
  • Olympic officials tackle gay protester on Olympic torch route

    Olympic officials tackle gay protester on Olympic torch route
    Those wondering how Russia will treat LGBT rights protesters when the Sochi Olympics begin in February might have their answer. A gay Russian protestor was detained Saturday for waving a rainbow flag as the Olympic torch moved through his hometown north...
  • 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...
  • Looking Out: Russian editor fined for printing that being gay is normal

    Looking Out: Russian editor fined for printing that being gay is normal
    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...
  • Russia's illicit missiles [Editorial]

    Russia's illicit missiles  [Editorial]
    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...
  • McFadden makes inspirational return to Columbia [Bits & Pieces]

    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 —...
  • With Olympics underway, Russia's gay-rights record leaves some Marylanders uneasy

    With Olympics underway, Russia's gay-rights record leaves some Marylanders uneasy
    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...
  • Looking Out: Facebook adds inclusive gender options to profiles

    Looking Out: Facebook adds inclusive gender options to profiles
    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...
  • A distorted view of Russia [Commentary]

    A distorted view of Russia [Commentary]
    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...
  • Anti-Russian bigotry wins the gold [Letter]

    Anti-Russian bigotry wins the gold [Letter]
    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...