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  • 'Trust us' isn't good enough for the NSA

    'Trust us' isn't good enough for the NSA
    National Security Agency director Gen. Keith Alexander faced a skeptical crowd at the annual Black Hat hackers convention in Las Vegas on Wednesday, even before news broke that NSA leaker Edward Snowden had been granted temporary asylum in Russia. Trust...
  • There are good reasons to boycott the Winter Olympics in Russia

    There are good reasons to boycott the Winter Olympics in Russia
    Kevin Rector made some good arguments for not boycotting the Sochi Olympics, but he is overlooking some important issues ("Why boycotting Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia isn't the right move," Aug. 1). First, the law prohibiting gay propaganda is...
  • 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...
  • Street-corner protesters dread yet another war [Commentary]

    At 7 p.m. on Sept. 9, June Martyn turned on her portable stereo at the corner of Columbia's Little Patuxent and Broken Land parkways, and let the sounds from "Waging Peace for Children and Other Living Things," a CD Martyn created with Howard County...
  • Looking Out: Court deciding if sexual orientation can impact jury selection

    Looking Out: Court deciding if sexual orientation can impact jury selection
    Despite numerous marriage equality-related cases currently making their way through the judicial system, it's somehow the hot-button area of antitrust law where an important LGBT rights issue is taking place. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that...
  • 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...
  • Looking Out: IOC 'fully satisfied' that Russia anti-gay law doesn't violate Olympic charter

    Looking Out: IOC 'fully satisfied' that Russia anti-gay law doesn't violate Olympic charter
    In news as infuriating as it is unsurprising, International Olympic Committee officials said Thursday they were "fully satisfied" that a Russian law barring gay propaganda doesn't violate the Olympic charter's anti-discrimination language, the...
  • Putin played Obama like a fiddle

    Putin played Obama like a fiddle
    "One does not sharpen the axes after the right time; after the time they are needed." — Russian Proverb The late Ukrainian violinist Mischa Elman is considered one of the greatest of all time, but he has nothing on Russian President Vladimir...
  • Obama has 'no patience' for Russia's anti-gay stance

    Obama has 'no patience' for Russia's anti-gay stance
    In a broad-ranging interview on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama addressed Russia's recently passed anti-gay laws by saying he has "no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender...
  • Global petition urges IOC to decry Russia's anti-gay laws

    Global petition urges IOC to decry Russia's anti-gay laws
    LGBT advocacy group All Out is set to deliver a petition Wednesday afternoon that asks the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to condemn Russia's anti-LGBT legislation as the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi approach. In a statement, All Out says it has...
  • No summit, small loss

    No summit, small loss
    Given the rocky U.S.-Russia relationship that continues to sour despite President Barack Obama's earnest efforts to, as former secretary of state Hillary Clinton once put it, hit the "reset button" in dealings with the Kremlin, today's announcement that a...