| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:42 AM
It's sometimes said that a lame-duck president is a weakened leader from the first day of his last term. The two-term limit of the 22nd Amendment, imposed by wrathful Republicans in 1951 in response to FDR's breach of the George Washington tradition, is...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 8:13 AM
In greeting new Secretary of State John Kerry, members of the Foreign Service were welcoming one of their own.
They hope his arrival at Foggy Bottom will mark new understanding of — and support for — the work they do around the world....
| Apr 8, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Anne Smedinghoff wanted to help the people of Afghanistan, those who knew her say. The 25-year-old Johns Hopkins University graduate was attempting to deliver textbooks to school children there when she and four other Americans were killed in a car bomb...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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Senate president Miller proposes local gas tax, leasing ICC: Baltimore and Maryland's counties could impose their...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 7:09 AM
I pay no more attention to the Academy Awards than to the Miss America pageant and other reality shows, but the heavy-breathing coverage of the Academy Awards sometimes sparks a faint interest.
This from Slate:
Now that Ben Affleck’s Iran...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Over the past two years, the Obama administration has focused greater diplomatic attention and military resources on East Asia as part of a policy described as a "pivot" or "rebalancing." While American leaders are loath to admit it publicly, this is a...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Is the Iraq war to blame for the mess we are in?
Now, I should qualify that question by explaining "mess" and "we." By "mess," I mean the dawn of Barack Obama's second term, the predictably catastrophic rollout of Obamacare, the exploding debt and...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Given how low the expectations were for President Barack Obama's highly publicized trip to the Middle East, it may not be saying much to declare that he exceeded them. But given the precarious state of Israeli-Palestinian relations, it would also be...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 9:45 AM
The problems we face were foreseen for decades.
For decades, Congress has let foreseeable problems grow until they reached a crisis point. They left no time for reasonable debate. Instead of outlining the facts and the options, they endlessly repeat the...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Whether Susan Rice jumped or was pushed from consideration to succeed retiring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, her removal from the equation clears one bone of partisan contention from President Barack Obama's plate as he heads into his second term....
| Dec 1, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Your article, "New concerns arise after Rice, GOP senator meet," (Nov. 29) fails to mention what is generally accepted by insiders in Washington and that is that the Republican strategy behind the character assassination of Susan Rice is an attempt to...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 8:40 AM
For someone as partisan as Gov. Martin O'Malley, it seems strange that his party's most partisan affair — the Democratic National Convention — has, historically speaking, not been especially friendly territory for him.
At the 2004...