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  • 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...
  • Stop the Russia bashing [Letter]

    Stop the Russia bashing [Letter]
    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...
  • Russians deserve better in Olympic coverage [Letter]

    Russians deserve better in Olympic coverage [Letter]
    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...
  • 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...