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  • For safety's sake, U.S. should pull out of Sochi Olympics [Letter]

    For safety's sake, U.S. should pull out of Sochi Olympics [Letter]
    I believe the timing is right. Critical decisions should be made to keep our Olympic athletes and coaches at home. The environment is simply too volatile to send our athletes and coaches to Sochi. Russian President Vladimir Putin is bound and determined...
  • Sochi wrong place for Olympics [Letter]

    Sochi wrong place for Olympics [Letter]
    Both the International Olympic Committee and Russian President Vladimir Putin erred in placing the Winter Olympics in Russia and specifically in Sochi, for the IOC granting the games to Russia and for Putin choosing Sochi, so close to the regions where...
  • Looking Out: India re-criminalizes gay sex

    Looking Out: India re-criminalizes gay sex
    Gay sex is now illegal -- again -- in the second-most populous nation in the world. India's Supreme Court restored a 150-year-old law banning sodomy Wednesday, declaring that a lower court that struck it down in 2009 lacked the power to do so. Put...
  • Syria and Iran are U.S. foreign policy disasters [Letter]

    Syria and Iran are U.S. foreign policy disasters [Letter]
    While reading the summary of key 2013 events, when I got to the description that "Syria blinked," I had to blink myself. I assume the writer meant "Syria winked." At least that's about as much attention as Bashar al-Assad paid to President Barack Obama'...
  • Putin is the world's most hypocritical leader

    Vladimir Putin may be the world's most hypocritical leader. The debate over the Syrian chemical weapons attack has brought this into sharp focus. The Russian president has repeatedly called the idea that the Syrian government carried out the attack...
  • Putin's dubious offer

    Putin's dubious offer
    There is every reason to doubt the seriousness of the proposal by Russia — quickly seconded by Syria — to turn over the Middle Eastern nation's chemical weapons stockpile to the international community for destruction as a way to avert...
  • Looking Out: Same-sex couples are like 12-year-olds, Pa. says

    Looking Out: Same-sex couples are like 12-year-olds, Pa. says
    Apparently, gay couples trying to tie the knot in Pennsylvania are just like 12-year-olds. Montgomery County in suburban Philadelphia has been providing same-sex marriage licenses since late July in defiance of a state law defining marriage as a union...
  • 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,"...
  • What did Obama do for Putin's help?

    What did Obama do for Putin's help?
    The Baltimore Sun's editorial, "Putin's dubious offer (Sept. 10), missed a key question. What did President Barack Obama give up in order for Russian President Vladimir Putin to offer a lifeline for the president's Syrian policy? Surely, Mr. Putin did...
  • 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...
  • 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...