| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:40 PM
The Army would shrink to its lowest troop levels since just before World War II under a budget proposed Monday by the Obama administration that seeks to downsize the Pentagon in ways that could have a significant impact on service members and...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 8:00 AM
I was going to congratulate columnist Thomas F. Schaller, who I actually thought might write something in a recent column that didn't tear down conservatives or the GOP ("Paper or plastic?" April 15).
But he sucked me in and then hit me with this stupid...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 9:30 AM
My congratulations to Bridget Kustin, founder of the Johns Hopkins University Human Rights Working Group, on her commentary ("JHU's academic 'freedom,' Feb. 25). It took courage to write that op-ed while still a student at Hopkins. While sincerely...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 7:52 AM
I was right. James Novak is dead, and it honestly couldn’t have ended any other way. He knew too much, and Cyrus had a heartbreak coming to him after all the bad he’s done.
Let’s back up. After shooting Vanessa Chandler, Shelby Moss...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 9:41 AM
On Sept. 12, 2001 senior managers and technical experts crammed into the narrow and stuffy conference room of the National Security Agency's Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) director. Each was trying to make sense of what had just happened the previous...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Former Black Panther leader Marshall "Eddie" Conway walked free Tuesday after spending four decades behind bars for killing a Baltimore police officer — making his one of the highest-profile cases affected by a high court decision that has cut short...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Arthur Turco had defended members of the Black Panther Party across the country, but it was in Baltimore that he would be arrested and jailed — on charges that he and members of the militant group had killed a suspected police informant within their...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who has established himself as an authority on intelligence issues in Congress, will face a Democratic primary in June from an opponent who has spent his career working in the intel community.
Paul Rundquist, a 25-year-old...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 9:12 AM
WASHINGTON -- Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the top-ranking Democrat on intelligence issues in the House, is proposing to end the bulk collection of telephone data by the National Security Agency -- scaling back a program at the center of the controversy...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, is proposing to end the bulk collection of telephone data by the National Security Agency — the program at the center of the controversy over the reach of...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:22 AM
From afar, the recent dramatics involving "House of Cards" and the size of the film tax credit it receives from Maryland have offered intrigue worthy of a Hollywood-produced political thriller like, oh, "House of Cards." The producers threatened to leave,...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:04 PM
When it comes to the nation's intelligence gathering and the National Security Agency in particular, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger is no softie.
The Maryland congressman, whose district includes Ft. Meade and the NSA, called NSA leaker Edward Snowden...