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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Having faith in peace

    Having faith in peace
    Suddenly, after decades of impasse, it seems possible — just possible — that the stars are aligning for a comprehensive peace agreement in the Middle East. Three major developments are happening right now. Iran's new president, Hasan...
  • Putin played Obama like a fiddle

    Putin played Obama like a fiddle
    "One does not sharpen the axes after the right time; after the time they are needed." — Russian Proverb The late Ukrainian violinist Mischa Elman is considered one of the greatest of all time, but he has nothing on Russian President Vladimir...
  • Obama has 'no patience' for Russia's anti-gay stance

    Obama has 'no patience' for Russia's anti-gay stance
    In a broad-ranging interview on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama addressed Russia's recently passed anti-gay laws by saying he has "no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender...
  • No summit, small loss

    No summit, small loss
    Given the rocky U.S.-Russia relationship that continues to sour despite President Barack Obama's earnest efforts to, as former secretary of state Hillary Clinton once put it, hit the "reset button" in dealings with the Kremlin, today's announcement that a...
  • Obama's embarrassing hissy fit

    Let's not start Cold War II — one was quite enough! President Barack Obama's cancellation of the summit talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin was childish, short-sighted and unnecessary ("No summit, small loss," Aug. 7). No doubt many are furious...
  • 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...