| Dec 7, 2012
Syria's 20-month-long civil war appears to be approaching a tipping point as fighting around Damascus intensifies amid signs that President Bashar Assad's grip on power may be weakening. As the final phase in the long conflict apparently draws nearer, the...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:19 AM
This month's passage of a new U.S.-Russia trade law has done more than showcase Senator Ben Cardin's dedication to international human rights.
By sending the shock to the Kremlin — that the U.S. values prosecuting rights abusers as much as it...
| Apr 5, 2012
Last week, Mitt Romney described Russia as America's "No. 1 geopolitical foe," prompting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to respond: "I think it's somewhat dated to be looking backwards instead of being realistic about where we agree, where we don't...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 3:00 AM
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, many strategists suggested that the Cold War arms race had bankrupted its economy and caused its downfall. More than 20 years later, it appears that some in Washington are driving the U.S. toward a similar fate....
| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:30 AM
Gary Dorrien must have been wearing his comedy writer's cap when he wrote the preposterous claims that appear in his recent op-ed ("Stand with Obama," March 16). I know hardly where to begin.
Referring to the president, Mr. Dorrien wrote: "He helped to...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 2:15 PM
The announcement Sunday that the U.S. will join Turkey in providing "nonlethal" humanitarian aid to Syrian opposition groups is a clear sign of the Obama administration's growing frustration with the failure of diplomatic efforts to halt Syrian...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 9:08 AM
Item: I know that R.L.G. must be right at Johnson, because he says the same things about whom that I have been saying: In normal speech, who is used as subject and object; whom appears in formal speech and writing, and less frequently there. "Since whom ...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:48 PM
MEET THE CANDIDATES
When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 12:47 PM
Lest anyone had any doubt what a year Michael Phelps has had, behold this: GQ's Russian version just named him International Man of the Year.
Phelps made the cover of Russian GQ's current issue, looking, well, rather sexy in low slung sweats, and a...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 11:14 AM
If Justin Bieber or the Rolling Stones suddenly decided to stage an impromptu concert in a public place somewhere in America without a permit, would the authorities ignore it and shrug it off? Doubtful. Even buskers performing in the New York Citysubway...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 8:31 PM
Stan Ruchlewicz, 56, the City of Westminster's administrator of economic development and Main Street manager, died June 5.
The news in Westminster spread quickly Tuesday that he had suffered a heart attack earlier in the day.
Ruchlewicz came to...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Reports that Russia is supplying Syrian President Bashar Assad with attack helicopters for use against rebel fighters and civilian protesters mark an ominous new phase in the country's descent into chaos and civil war. Mr. Assad's escalation from tanks...