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  • Obama should exonerate the CIA agent who blew the whistle on torture

    Though he did not participate in torture, ex-CIA agent John Kiriakou was the first person to publicly acknowledge the Bush administration's inhumane abuse of detainees ("The truth about torture," April 23). Mr. Kiriakou's disclosures informed the public...
  • Under Armour founder Kevin Plank sees himself as the underdog

    Under Armour founder Kevin Plank sees himself as the underdog
    Kevin Plank may have sold the first Under Armour shirts from the back of his car, but as his reach has grown, so too have his wheels: These days, he jets around the world, recently to five Asian cities in six days, but managed to get back home to...
  • What's novel is not the story, but how it's told

    What's novel is not the story, but how it's told
    When it comes to books, I guess you could call me a voracious listener. I have been commuting about an hour to and from work for more than 30 years, and during that time I bet I've listened to a couple of thousand books. First on tape, now on compact...
  • The cost of Guantanamo

    The cost of Guantanamo
    The hunger strike by inmates protesting conditions at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba is forcing the Obama administration to revisit its policy of indefinite detention without trial for terrorist suspects. It's about time. As Mr. Obama noted...
  • Maybe Majid Khan rates a stateside prison cell

    Maybe Majid Khan rates a stateside prison cell
    As a teenager in the mid-1990s, he moved with his parents to the United States from Pakistan. The family sought and received political asylum. They settled in Baltimore County and operated a gas station. The boy attended Owings Mills High School. His...
  • The truth about torture

    The truth about torture
    If there were any remaining doubts that what the CIA did to captured terrorist suspects in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks was torture, a report last week by an independent investigative panel should put them to rest. According to the report by the...
  • Boston bombing suspect belongs in civilian court

    Boston bombing suspect belongs in civilian court
    A 19-year-old naturalized American citizen is accused of committing a crime of violence in the United States, and a gaggle of elected officials are urging for him to be treated as an enemy combatant and placed in the hands of the military. Not just the...
  • CIA torture of terrorist suspects was wrong

    Of the three major news stories last week, two of them — the Boston Marathon bombing and the Texas fertilizer explosion — received extensive news coverage. But the third, the release of a report by a politically diverse group concluding...
  • Snooping, past and present

    Snooping, past and present
    For us aging Vietnam War protesters, the secret domestic surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden, a young former CIA contractor, is like a bad flashback. In 1968, Lyndon Johnson demanded that something be done to curb the demonstrations that were...
  • Torture is un-American

    It was great to read your editorial "The truth about torture" (April 23). It confirmed what the peace community has argued for years: "Not only did the Bush administration indisputably engage in torturing prisoners to extract information, a practice...
  • Rand Paul's filibuster worked

    Rand Paul's filibuster worked
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul got a lot of attention Wednesday for mounting an honest-to-God filibuster of President Barack Obama's nominee for CIA director, John Brennan. The nation's political class marveled at his real-life Mr. Smith act, the funny stuff his...
  • Underwater on the mortgage, stationed away from home

    Underwater on the mortgage, stationed away from home
    Air Force Maj. Justice Sakyi's change-of-station orders to Germany came with a built-in dilemma: what to do about his family's home in Maryland. He and his wife, Olivia, bought the single-family house in Bowie in early 2006, near the height of the...