| May 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Allow me to clear up something for Maryland voters: Jon Cardin is not Ben Cardin. Jon Cardin is a lawyer and a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from Baltimore County. Ben Cardin is a member of the U.S. Senate; he's the junior senator from...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:10 AM
On Sunday, Ukrainians will go to the polls to choose a new president to replace Viktor Yanukovych, the head of government who was deposed by a popular uprising in February. Barring the possibility of a last-ditch effort to disrupt the polling by armed...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 9:26 AM
In American domestic politics, messing with Social Security is known as "the third rail," referring to the power source for trains that is fatal to the touch. In foreign policy discussions, invoking the name of Adolf Hitler promises the same lethal...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:56 AM
So, the United States can still respond quickly when democratic norms are trampled by a dictatorial power abroad. Good for Ukraine. Too bad Washington doesn't seem to care when the trampling occurs right here at home — at least not when the U.S. gas...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 11:17 AM
'I told you so.'
That's what I'm sure most of my Romanian friends would tell me about Russia's heavy handed assault on Ukraine — if they weren't so polite.
Almost from the day I arrived in Bucharest in February 1998 (when Boris Yeltsin, not...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 12:57 PM
Jet-lagged and culture-shocked, Friends School students returned April 3 from a two-week class trip to St. Petersburg, Russia at a time of geopolitical turmoil over the country's annexation of the Ukraine's Crimea region — and in the midst of a...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The White House has responded to Russian actions in Crimea by taking a number of steps against Moscow: It has ramped up sanctions, verbally denounced the Kremlin's flouting of international law, effectively kicked Russia out of the G8 and given rhetorical...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:15 AM
We all should give a big, hearty thanks to Chief Justice John Roberts and his crew of conservatives for putting a big "C" back in government corruption. By turning complete control of our government over to our own lovable and eminently trustable...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 11:28 AM
The new Ukrainian government in Kiev is under mounting pressure to keep the country from unraveling as pro-Russian demonstrators in Kharkiv, Donetsk, Lugansk and other eastern cities occupy government buildings and demand to be reunited with Moscow....
| Apr 16, 2014
| 10:42 AM
With Russian troops amassed along its border and Kremlin-backed separatists in control of major cities in eastern Ukraine, the government in Kiev is facing the gravest threat to its survival since the breakup of the former Soviet Union a generation ago....
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Some things are binary. They either are or they aren't. You can't be sort of pregnant or partially certifiable; it's one or the other — like being a Yankees or a Red Sox fan.
Yet when it comes to international affairs, little is so cut-and-dried....
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:33 AM
During the past seven years, Russia has spent over $50 billion to produce what President Vladimir Putin promises will be the best winter Olympics ever. It has been estimated that as much as half or more of this money has been stolen or wasted. Also...