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  • Obama seeks aid for rebels in Syria

    Obama seeks aid for rebels in Syria
    — President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday for the first time to approve direct U.S. military training for Syrian rebels, but he remains deeply ambivalent about intervening in a deadly conflict that has spilled over into neighboring Iraq,...
  • On 9/11 and Pearl Harbor, we didn't see it coming; what's our excuse with climate change?

    On 9/11 and Pearl Harbor, we didn't see it coming; what's our excuse with climate change?
    The signs were all there. This is what jumps out at you in perusing postmortems of the two greatest surprise attacks in American history. In the days and weeks leading up to Dec. 7, 1941 and Sept. 11, 2001, there were numerous clues that seem neon in...
  • Congress is not transparent enough about its intelligence oversight [Commentary]

    Congress is not transparent enough about its intelligence oversight [Commentary]
    Congress is currently debating changes to the legally authorized, court-supervised and administration-managed bulk records collection programs. The most widely known of these being Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which is used by the National Security...
  • When the U.S. welched on Shevardnadze [Commentary]

    When the U.S. welched on Shevardnadze [Commentary]
    Absent from U.S. media encomia for recently deceased former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze is any mention of the historic deal he reached with his U.S. counterpart James Baker in 1990 ensuring that the Soviet empire would collapse "with a...
  • Cybersecurity firms among top recipients of venture funding in Maryland

    Cybersecurity firms among top recipients of venture funding in Maryland
    Maryland companies raised $64 million in venture capital funding this spring, with some of the biggest payouts flowing to Baltimore cybersecurity startups. That's according to the latest MoneyTree report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National...
  • Snowden interview best work by NBC, Brian Williams in a long time

    Snowden interview best work by NBC, Brian Williams in a long time
    NBC News and anchorman Brian Williams have not done journalistic work the quality of Wednesday night's exclusive interview with Edward Snowden in a long, long time. Since NBC News had the interview for a week, according to Williams, it could have done...
  • Fanning the flames of ignorance [Commentary]

    Fanning the flames of ignorance [Commentary]
    Recently, I helped found Millennial Maryland, a group that advocates a different vision for both Maryland and the Republican Party. That vision includes an understanding of the wider world, the embrace of civility and the constant pursuit of...
  • '24: Live Another Day' recap, '6:00-7:00 p.m.'

    '24: Live Another Day' recap, '6:00-7:00 p.m.'
    The following takes place between 6:00-7:00 p.m. An unconscious Simone Al-Harazzi is stretchered into CIA headquarters, after Jack Bauer and Katie Morgan broke her out of the hospital and just narrowly evaded multiple drone strikes by Al-Harazzi’s...
  • '24: Live Another Day' recap: Big trouble for the president

    '24: Live Another Day' recap: Big trouble for the president
    So what have we learned since lunch time? Jack Bauer is in London, he’s there to thwart a plot to kill the president of the United States. Why? Because if POTUS dies on foreign soil, that would mean World War III. Unfortunately, President Heller...
  • '24: Live Another Day' recap, Break-in at the U.S. embassy

    '24: Live Another Day' recap, Break-in at the U.S. embassy
    Some people think the use of Drones is a necessary evil, some think they are just plain evil. British National-turned-terrorist’s widow Margot Al-Harazi believes the latter, and has recently used her daughter Simone to acquire a doomsday device...
  • '24: Live Another Day' recap, The trouble with drones

    '24: Live Another Day' recap, The trouble with drones
    The following takes place between 3:00 and 4:00 pm.   Agent Morgan allows Jack to be taken into military custody and takes Lt. Tanner’s flight key so she can finish the job Jack started. She even gets on Jack’s communication line with Chloe...
  • '24: Live Another Day' recap, POTUS has no choice...

    '24: Live Another Day' recap, POTUS has no choice...
    It’s tea time and we’ve finally reached the all-important part of the story arch where people actually start trusting Jack Bauer. Margot Al-Harazi is a step ahead of the United States government and has six U.S. drones under her command. Hell...