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Syria's bloody crackdown on anti-government demonstrators reached new levels of brutality this week with the killing of hundreds of civilians in the city of Hama, a hotbed of resistance to the regime of President Bashar Assad. For months, Mr. Assad...
Tags: Elections, Syria, Satellite Technology, Europe, Damascus (Syria)
Your editorial "No way out for Syria" (Jan. 24) catalogs a lot of facts about the bloody turmoil that engulfs Syria today. The editorial notes the disinclination of practically any party involved to act forcefully – apart from the Syrians risking...
Tags: Democracy, Israel, Political Systems, Russia, Syria
Shiraz Maher went to the mosque in search of answers. Why, he wanted to know, had 15 young men from Saudi Arabia, the country where he spent most of his childhood, just crashed jetliners into prominent U.S. buildings? The men who gave him clarity wore...
Connecticut Gov.Dannel P. Malloyhas signed a bill outlawing the death penalty, which passed both the House and the Senate with bi-partisan support. Connecticut is the 5th state in five years and the 17th state in the nation to have abandoned the death...
Tags: Punishment, Death Penalty
Milad Pooran was honeymooning in the South Pacific last summer as politicians in Washington were turning a deadline to raise the U.S. debt limit into another opportunity for partisan brinkmanship. A critical care physician from Frederick County, Pooran...
The argument for increasing oil production in the U.S. to decrease gas prices at the pump has sparked passionate debate, but it undervalues the influence of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). In recent years, OPEC has shown an...
University of Maryland business professor Rafael Corredoira's claim that higher domestic oil production won't affect prices is flat wrong ("More domestic production won't lower gas prices," April 20). The only way that a cartel, such as OPEC, can exist...
Macy Bokhari felt anonymous at the University of Maryland, College Park, and disconnected from the professors to whom she looked for inspiration. So before her first semester was up, she adjusted her sights to another state university, up the...
Donald LeRoy Calp, a retired air-traffic control engineer, died of an acute pulmonary hemorrhage Jan. 17 at his Columbia home. He was 79. Born in Manchester, he was a 1950 Sparks High School graduate. He also attended Edison Junior College in Fort Myers,...
Nobody wishes for peace more than a veteran. As someone who deployed to a combat zone and knows what it's like to endure deep pangs of family separation and be awoken at 3:30 a.m. because there's a large group outside your post who is trying to kill you,...
Tags: Timonium, China, Barack Obama, Saddam Hussein, Iran
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote that if Mitt Romney won the South Carolina primary, the Republican presidential race would be over and he would be the nominee. But Mr. Romney didn't win, and that means it's time to consider the unthinkable: What would life...
Eileen S. Tarcay, who had taught English and journalism at what is now Coppin State University and was a prolific contributor of freelance articles to The Baltimore Sun, died Feb. 18 from complications of a stroke at a Salt Lake City nursing home. The...
Tags: Poetry, Book, Towson University, Judaism, University of Utah
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