| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, now the senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has emerged as the leader and spokesman against what President Barack Obama calls "phony scandals." The committee's chairman, Republican...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Last year, in the heat of his campaign, President Barack Obama boasted that he had put al-Qaida "on the path to defeat." This year, with 19 U.S. consulates and embassies closed and the State Department issuing vague warnings against travel anywhere in the...
| May 24, 2013
| 8:04 PM
Let's take a break from the raging discord that has dominated Washington lately by remembering federal employees who died abroad in service to their country. With so much attention focused on what the government has done wrong, we'll end the week with...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Anne Smedinghoff wanted to help the people of Afghanistan, those who knew her say. The 25-year-old Johns Hopkins University graduate was attempting to deliver textbooks to school children there when she and four other Americans were killed in a car bomb...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 11:17 AM
—A lazy Sunday morning. Arising later than usual. A long week of work in the books, a promising week ahead. Now living in Armenia, I correspond regularly with colleagues, friends and family back home in the States. Birds chirp as I check some emails...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 12:30 PM
I agree with Vice President Joe Biden's concern about protecting our children from gun violence ("Biden vows swift steps on guns," Jan. 12).
But how about our coming together to protect our foreign embassy ambassadors like the late Christopher Stevens...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:02 AM
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice has become a willing pawn in Senate Republicans' efforts to force President Barack Obama into a costly and unnecessary fight over who will serve as his secretary of state when Hillary Clinton leaves that post in the new year....
| Nov 30, 2012
| 4:30 AM
I normally agree with op-ed contributor Tom Schaller's views, but his recent column on Susan Rice and the Benghazi affair was an exception ("GOP right to seek answers on Benghazi," Nov. 28).
My concern is with the inadequate security afforded to the...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:45 AM
I grew up in a Democratic home. My Dad was always very aware of what was happening in government. We have copies of letters Dad wrote to the politicians of his day and the responses he received. Dad kept a chart on the fridge of all the local, state and...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 8:15 AM
President Barack Obama just continues to avoid questions on requests that were made for help in the Libya attacks on our consulate and the killing of our ambassador and three other brave Americans.
President Obama did not give a yes or no answer last...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 1:47 PM
The attack on the American consulate in Libya that left four dead, including our ambassador to that country, Chris Stevens, is outrageous and deplorable. The senseless loss of life there should be a cause of mourning for Americans, not a flash point in...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 4:00 AM
I was not aware of a film insulting to Islam until American embassies were attacked in Libya and Egypt. Thus, Muslim extremists managed, through the expedient of riot and rampage, to bring attention to the very thing they loathe, a thing which, but for...