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  • Obama needs Hagel in the Pentagon

    Obama needs Hagel in the Pentagon
    Absent from the discussion about whether former Senator Chuck Hagel would make a good secretary of defense is any focus on lessons learned from personal factors like combat in war, as well as loyalty to the president. As I was grousing about this, my...
  • CIA deception threatens global effort to eradicate polio

    CIA deception threatens global effort to eradicate polio
    The news that the Central Intelligence Agency had been running a fake vaccination program in Pakistan first surfaced in 2011 and quickly ignited fears that the covert operation could compromise the global campaign to eradicate polio. Late last month, a...
  • Mikulski poised to become Senate committee chair

    Behind-the-scenes jostling for committee chairmanships in the U.S. Senate has left Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski poised to take over the Senate Intelligence Committee — a move experts said Tuesday could bolster the role cybersecurity plays in...
  • Cary deRussy, publisher of Fishing in Maryland

    Cary deRussy, the former publisher of Fishing in Maryland magazine, died of emphysema complications Oct. 10 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. The former Mays Chapel resident was 70. Born Wilson Cary Nicholas deRussy in Baltimore and raised in...
  • Oscar nominees owe debt to books

    Oscar nominees owe debt to books
    The Oscar nominees for best picture owe a huge debt to books -- and the creativity of authors. Most of the top films are screen versions of tales that were woven by printed words (or digitized versions). That's not taking anything away from the...
  • CIA's outrageous fake vaccination plot

    The CIA is probably smug and triumphant about its duplicitous vaccination drive in Abbotabad, a mission hatched to catch and kill Osama bin Laden ("A tainted polio program," Jan. 7). As a doctor, I cringe to think of this unscrupulous use of medicine...
  • Obama missteps facilitated Libyan attack

    After a week of President Barack Obama's typical lying fashion, his administration finally admitted that the terrorist assault on the American consulate in Benghazi and the assassination of Ambassador Chris Stevens was a preplanned operation by anti-...
  • Arab 'anger' starts with flawed Islamic states

    In "Understanding Arab anger" (Sept. 19), Shibley Telhami, the Anwar Sadat professor for peace and development at the University of Maryland, claims that "the deepest sources of anger against America … pertain to the presence of U.S. forces in...
  • Baltimore, 'Homeland' have winning night at 2012 Emmys

    Baltimore, 'Homeland' have winning night at 2012 Emmys
    The biggest winner Sunday at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards had to be Showtime’s “Homeland,” which took the top three drama awards in an upset over such favorites as “Mad Men” and Downton Abbey.” But Baltimore-based...
  • The or not the

    On Twitter, @SherrieVossMatthews inquires about the use of articles with initialisms and acronyms.* An article at Daily Writing Tips summarizes the conventions: "Because acronyms like NASA are pronounced as words ('na-suh,' in this case), there’s...
  • Time for major cuts in defense spending

    Time for major cuts in defense spending
    Over the past decade, the United States has engaged in the most significant increase in defense spending since the Korean War. Trillions of dollars have been allocated for the Pentagon, with little congressional monitoring or internal oversight. The...
  • 'Homeland' targets, hits jittery part of national psyche in season two opener

    'Homeland' targets, hits jittery part of national psyche in season two opener
    Talk about a TV series keeping current with the news. Thirty seconds into the Season 2 opener of Showtime’s “Homeland,” viewers see the first image of an American embassy under attack in the Middle East. At just over two minutes into...