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  • Think twice about becoming a star

    Some years ago, a Sun grandee being honored at a little retirement ceremony reflected on his long tenure at the paper. This worthy had at one time possessed the dignity of a correspondent in our Washington bureau, and I paraphrase what he said about the...
  • Small tune-in for O'Malley and Perry on CNN's 'Crossfire'

    Small tune-in for O'Malley and Perry on CNN's 'Crossfire'
    Not only was the fake CNN debate between Martin O'Malley and Rick Perry a sorry example of what political discourse has come to on the low road of cable news TV these days, it was also a ratings failure. Wednesday night's edition of CNN's "Crossfire,"...
  • Obama's Middle East policy coherent and effective

     Obama's Middle East policy coherent and effective
    Jonah Goldberg's muddled perspective ("Obama's blunder has handed Assad a huge victory," Sept. 18) on the administration's action regarding the Bashar Assad regime's use of chemical weapons is more reflective of his political views than the reality of the...
  • While we talk, Syrians die

    While we talk, Syrians die
    It took chemical weapons to make the deaths of Syrian civilians matter to the rest of the world. Prior to the sarin gas attack near Damascus in August, more than 100,000 had died in the civil war, including many innocent civilians. After the chemical...
  • While Washington is preoccupied with Syria and the budget, Iran makes a move

    While Washington is preoccupied with Syria and the budget, Iran makes a move
    Washington is preoccupied with two all-consuming debates right now. First, of course, is Syria. President Barack Obama placed his faith in two wholly untrustworthy figures. Syrian President Bashar Assad has shown himself to be a consummate liar, and...
  • Botched health care rollout threatens to turn Obama into a two-term Jimmy Carter

    Botched health care rollout threatens to turn Obama into a two-term Jimmy Carter
    In some important ways, the last month or so has seen some impressive advances for President Barack Obama. Under ordinary circumstances, his success so far at staring down Syrian dictator Bashar Assad over chemical weapons and then his rebuff of the House...
  • Containing polio

    Containing polio
    Officials at the World Health Organization warned this week that a recent outbreak of polio among children in Syria potentially could threaten the entire region unless urgent steps are taken to halt its spread. The United Nations reported that the two-...
  • Army lab in Edgewood tied to Nobel-winning chemical weapons disarmament group

    Army lab in Edgewood tied to Nobel-winning chemical weapons disarmament group
    A team of scientists at Aberdeen Proving Ground may play a critical role in helping the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which recently won the Nobel Peace Prize, disarm Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons. In a squat brick...
  • His cool gone, Obama needs to show competence [Commentary]

    His cool gone, Obama needs to show competence [Commentary]
    Until recently, one thing about Barack Obama that voters could count on was his coolness — that through all tribulation he would remain unflappable and steadfast. He was notably able to retain his composure in the face of unremitting partisan...
  • Arming Syrian rebels may make peace elusive

    Arming Syrian rebels may make peace elusive
    One argument in favor of the Obama administration's decision to arm the Syrian rebels is that the move will help create incentives for the Syrian government to negotiate a deal at a planned peace conference in Geneva. It's no secret that the balance of...
  • Obama wrong to arm Syrian rebels

    Obama wrong to arm Syrian rebels
    President Barack Obama's recent decision to provide weapons to the Syrian rebels is just another of the administration's huge mistakes that will have dire consequences for both the United States as well as Israel ("Backers of Syrian rebels agree to send...
  • The Obama doctrine: Passivity where American leadership is needed

    The Obama doctrine: Passivity where American leadership is needed
    A new issue has popped up in the Presidential race. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with the state of the U.S. economy. It is about a new world order that has removed familiar (and in some cases pro-American) leaders from strategically important Arab...