| Aug 10, 2012
| 11:02 AM
Barry Blyveis said it more eloquently than I could ("CA should not be exempt from Homeowners Association Act," letter, Aug. 9), but I would just like to add: What safeguards are going to be in place to protect the CA lien holders once CA makes these...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 3:20 PM
It’s well known that world-renowned doctors from Johns Hopkins Hospital regularly treat royalty, other dignitaries and U.S. service members. According to the CBS news show 60 Minutes, they also have been called upon to patch up those who don’t...
| May 1, 2012
| 12:37 PM
One year after Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy SEALs at his safe house in Pakistan, a substantially weakened al-Qaida and its affiliates continue to pose a threat to the West. The Pakistan-based group's leadership has been decimated by drone...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 3:00 AM
A recent intelligence leak confirms something that regular readers of this column already know: that the Obama administration has officially authorized covert support of local "rebel" groups, through government agencies like the CIA, with the goal of...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 9:33 AM
"VEEP" is the kind of series that separates HBO from almost every other channel or network making television these days.
It takes great risks, dares to break new ground, includes some of the most imaginative artists working in the arts and aims for...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 5:14 PM
The Pentagon is creating a new intelligence service aimed at gathering information on terrorist networks, weapons of mass destruction and other emerging concerns, a senior defense official said Monday.
The new Defense Clandestine Service will draw...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 8:22 AM
Maryland's list of offered prospects in the class of 2013 expanded this week when a scholarship reportedly went out to a Top 50 prospect from Canada.
Xavier Rathan-Mayes, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound shooting guard from Toronto, is the latest recipient of a...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 11:15 AM
John O. Brennan, President Barack Obama's nominee for heading the Central Intelligence Agency, stonewalled Congress during its hearing on his candidacy, which focused on drones — unmanned aircraft carrying surveillance equipment, some with...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 4:00 AM
If it is true, as the writer Samuel Johnson once said, that "patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel," then the dictionary must be the first.
Consider how readily our leaders, in justifying what cannot be justified, parse definitions down to...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In the days of the late Mike Wallace, "60 Minutes" was known for hard-hitting, aggressive journalism that asked the questions viewers wanted answered and held the powerful accountable.
The Jan. 27 program on which Steve Kroft interviewed President Obama...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Christopher Van Hollen Sr., a retired Foreign Service officer and ambassador to Sri Lanka, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Jan. 30 at the Washington Home and Hospice. The former Baltimore resident was 90.
Born in Baltimore and raised in...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Whether Chuck Hagel and John Brennan are the ideal men to lead the Pentagon and CIA remains to be seen. We need the exercise of a through vetting in Senate confirmation hearings, and certainly an examination of the nominees' past statements and actions is...