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  • Syria is no threat to the U.S.

    Syria is no threat to the U.S.
    The U.S. has no business bombing Syria; that country is no threat to us ("The decisive moment," Sept. 9). What happened to its citizens was horrendous, but it is uncertain who exactly released poison gas. Even if it were positively certain that Syrian...
  • Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski says she supports Syria strike

    Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski says she supports Syria strike
    The dean of Maryland's congressional delegation and a prominent voice in the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, said on Monday that she supports giving President Barack Obama authorization to strike Syria. "I believe the...
  • Martin O'Malley has questions on Syria

    Martin O'Malley has questions on Syria
    Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday questioned U.S. military intervention in Syria, saying that although he has closely followed the discussion in Washington this week, it is still unclear to him exactly what the strike would accomplish.  O'Malley, who is...
  • Local surgeon helps in Syria, where health care system is overwhelmed

    Local surgeon helps in Syria, where health care system is overwhelmed
    Dr. Adam Kushner agreed to go to Syria last month to help in any way he was needed. And when the Baltimore surgeon got there, the work was waiting for him. In the hours before he arrived at a small hospital in the northern province of Aleppo, a nearby...
  • In deep-blue Maryland, deep misgivings about another war

    In deep-blue Maryland, deep misgivings about another war
    He knocked on doors in Ohio for President Barack Obama's campaign last year and is active in Maryland's Democratic Party, but Dave Kunes nevertheless opposes the president on what has become the central issue of his second term: whether to launch a...
  • Putin outfoxes Obama again

     Putin outfoxes Obama again
    Once again President Vladimir Putin of Russia has outmaneuvered our president by arranging essentially a hands off policy for the U.S. while Russia continues to supply Syrian President Bashar Assad with sophisticated weaponry ("Putin's dubious offer,"...
  • Saber-rattling won't get us anywhere in Syria

     Saber-rattling won't get us anywhere in Syria
    When it comes to Syria, we live in an Alice-In-Wonderland world. John Kerry, once the young, defiant pacifist, has morphed into a hawk, and President Obama, who opposed the Iraq intervention, has done a similar turnaround ("Putin's dubious offer," Sept....
  • Obama needs to learn the virtues of 'big stick' diplomacy

    Obama needs to learn the virtues of 'big stick' diplomacy
    When President Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, even he was surprised. Mr. Obama's winning of the prize was rightly controversial — after nine months in office it was difficult to determine what exactly had warranted it —...
  • A shaky but promising deal on Syria

    A shaky but promising deal on Syria
    United Nations inspectors aren't saying who launched the chemical weapons attack that killed 1,400 people in Syria in August, but it would be difficult for anyone — including President Bashar Assad's apologists in Moscow — to maintain the...
  • Fighting words from Vladimir Putin

    While the slaughter goes on in the Syrian civil war, a remarkable war of words has broken out over the threatened use of American force there, led by of all people Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moscow's strongman of the post-Cold War era, or at least...
  • Russia's help is good news, not bad

     Russia's help is good news, not bad
    Cal Thomas greatly misreads what is happening with regard to Syria ("Putin played Obama like a fiddle," Sept. 12). President Barack Obama's stated objective was to enforce the international norm prohibiting the use of chemical weapons. The fact that Syria...
  • Obama's blundering has handed Assad a huge victory

    Obama's blundering has handed Assad a huge victory
    Chemical weapons are evil, but you could also say they're a curse. They have a talismanic power to bend and distort U.S. foreign policy. You can ask George W. Bush or Barack Obama. In 2003, then-Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz gave a lengthy...