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  • Putin's dubious offer

    Putin's dubious offer
    There is every reason to doubt the seriousness of the proposal by Russia — quickly seconded by Syria — to turn over the Middle Eastern nation's chemical weapons stockpile to the international community for destruction as a way to avert...
  • Looking Out: Pa. judge orders clerk to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses

    Looking Out: Pa. judge orders clerk to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses
    A Pennsylvania judge ordered Thursday a suburban Philadelphia official to cease granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples in violation of state law. Montgomery County Register of Wills Bruce Hanes started issuing same-sex marriage licenses nearly...
  • Looking Out: Same-sex couples are like 12-year-olds, Pa. says

    Looking Out: Same-sex couples are like 12-year-olds, Pa. says
    Apparently, gay couples trying to tie the knot in Pennsylvania are just like 12-year-olds. Montgomery County in suburban Philadelphia has been providing same-sex marriage licenses since late July in defiance of a state law defining marriage as a union...
  • Putin outfoxes Obama again

     Putin outfoxes Obama again
    Once again President Vladimir Putin of Russia has outmaneuvered our president by arranging essentially a hands off policy for the U.S. while Russia continues to supply Syrian President Bashar Assad with sophisticated weaponry ("Putin's dubious offer,"...
  • Saber-rattling won't get us anywhere in Syria

     Saber-rattling won't get us anywhere in Syria
    When it comes to Syria, we live in an Alice-In-Wonderland world. John Kerry, once the young, defiant pacifist, has morphed into a hawk, and President Obama, who opposed the Iraq intervention, has done a similar turnaround ("Putin's dubious offer," Sept....
  • Obama needs to learn the virtues of 'big stick' diplomacy

    Obama needs to learn the virtues of 'big stick' diplomacy
    When President Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, even he was surprised. Mr. Obama's winning of the prize was rightly controversial — after nine months in office it was difficult to determine what exactly had warranted it —...
  • A shaky but promising deal on Syria

    A shaky but promising deal on Syria
    United Nations inspectors aren't saying who launched the chemical weapons attack that killed 1,400 people in Syria in August, but it would be difficult for anyone — including President Bashar Assad's apologists in Moscow — to maintain the...
  • Russia's help is good news, not bad

     Russia's help is good news, not bad
    Cal Thomas greatly misreads what is happening with regard to Syria ("Putin played Obama like a fiddle," Sept. 12). President Barack Obama's stated objective was to enforce the international norm prohibiting the use of chemical weapons. The fact that Syria...
  • Looking Out: Court deciding if sexual orientation can impact jury selection

    Looking Out: Court deciding if sexual orientation can impact jury selection
    Despite numerous marriage equality-related cases currently making their way through the judicial system, it's somehow the hot-button area of antitrust law where an important LGBT rights issue is taking place. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that...
  • Obama's Middle East policy coherent and effective

     Obama's Middle East policy coherent and effective
    Jonah Goldberg's muddled perspective ("Obama's blunder has handed Assad a huge victory," Sept. 18) on the administration's action regarding the Bashar Assad regime's use of chemical weapons is more reflective of his political views than the reality of the...
  • Army lab in Edgewood tied to Nobel-winning chemical weapons disarmament group

    Army lab in Edgewood tied to Nobel-winning chemical weapons disarmament group
    A team of scientists at Aberdeen Proving Ground may play a critical role in helping the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which recently won the Nobel Peace Prize, disarm Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons. In a squat brick...
  • While we talk, Syrians die

    While we talk, Syrians die
    It took chemical weapons to make the deaths of Syrian civilians matter to the rest of the world. Prior to the sarin gas attack near Damascus in August, more than 100,000 had died in the civil war, including many innocent civilians. After the chemical...