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  • Edward Snowden's 'Amazing Race'

    Edward Snowden's 'Amazing Race'
    The longer former National Security Agency contract employee Edward Snowden stays holed up in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport while Russian President Vladimir Putin cynically proclaims him a martyr to freedom of speech...
  • 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...
  • Edward Snowden: Russia's useful traitor

    Edward Snowden: Russia's useful traitor
    "A traitor is always useful," a Russian security service friend said to me while discussing NSA contractor turned defector Edward Snowden's arrival in his country. Mr. Snowden has fallen into the open arms of Mother Russia, where he was greeted at...
  • Sequester reveals military excess

    Sequester reveals military excess
    If there is anything positive to come out of sequestration, maybe it will motivate us to take a good long look at what we spend on our military. Sixty percent of the 2013 discretionary budget proposed by President Barack Obama goes to the military...
  • Russia's adoption ban misguided

    Russia's adoption ban misguided
    We adopted two Russian children, a 7-month-old girl in 1998 and three years later a 10-month-old boy. In addition, we have an older biological daughter. We chose Russia because we wanted to adopt an infant who shared our European heritage. The adoption...
  • Obama returns to arms control -- just in time

    Obama returns to arms control -- just in time
    President Barack Obama's call during the State of the Union address to reduce the threat of nuclear war could not have been more timely. The day before the president spoke, North Korea tested a primitive nuclear device, and the following day reports...
  • 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...
  • Assad's last stand

    Assad's last stand
    Syria's 20-month-long civil war appears to be approaching a tipping point as fighting around Damascus intensifies amid signs that President Bashar Assad's grip on power may be weakening. As the final phase in the long conflict apparently draws nearer, the...
  • Cardin stands up for rights

    Cardin stands up for rights
    This month's passage of a new U.S.-Russia trade law has done more than showcase Senator Ben Cardin's dedication to international human rights. By sending the shock to the Kremlin — that the U.S. values prosecuting rights abusers as much as it...
  • Brazil, Russia, India and China: The world's trouble children

    Brazil, Russia, India and China: The world's trouble children
    As the world struggles to deal with its two largest foreign-affairs dilemmas, Syria and Iran, resolutely standing in the way are the BRICs. That's the acronym foreign-policy wonks use for the block of nations that routinely refuses to join the...
  • Letter: CA should not be exempted from Homeowners Association Act

    CA staff is pleading with the Maryland Legislature to enact legislation declaring that CA is no longer a homeowners association subject to the Homeowners Association Act of Maryland (HOAA), which is part of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act, but is...
  • Is U.S. aid to Syrian rebels helping al-Qaida?

    Is U.S. aid to Syrian rebels helping al-Qaida?
    A recent intelligence leak confirms something that regular readers of this column already know: that the Obama administration has officially authorized covert support of local "rebel" groups, through government agencies like the CIA, with the goal of...